Verses of John 10


John 10:7 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. The character which Christ gives of himself, I am the door of the sheep; that is, the only way and means by which sinners have access to God, and can obtain salvation: the only door by which sinners are entered into the kingdom of grace, and admitted into the kingdom of glory.

Learn hence, That there is no possible way of access to God for fallen man, but by Jesus Christ. As there is no way of entering the house but by the door, and those that so enter are safe: in like manner, such as come unto God through Jesus Christ, in the way of faith and holy obedience, shall be put into a secure condition, and at last obtain eternal salvation.

Observe, 2. The end and design of Christ in coming into the world, asserted and declared by himself; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

But had not his people spiritual life before he came into the world?

Yes, he gave life to his people before his coming, in a measure sufficient to supply their necessity; but since his coming, he gives it in such a super-abounding measure, as may testify his divine bounty: they shall not barely live, but live abundantly, that is, their spiritual life shall abound through the upholding, strengthening, quickening, and comforting presence of his holy spirit; for having conveyed spiritual life unto his people, in their regeneration and conversion, he will cause it to increase more and more in their sanctification, until it arrives to a complete perfection in their glorification.

Observe lastly, The character which our Saviour gives of the scribes and pharisees in general, and those false Christs and false prophets, which went before him, in particular; he stiles them thieves and robbers; All that ever come before me, were thieves and robbers.

Observe, He doth not say, All that were sent before me, but all that came before me, were thieves and robbers. So that Christ doth not speak this of the true prophets, who were sent by God before him, but of the false Christ, and false prophets, that came of themselves without an commission from God.

The meaning is, all persons that came before me, pretending to be what I am, the true Messias, as did Theudas and Judas of Galilee, &c. they were thieves and robbers: that is, they only sought their own advantage, while they deceived and ruined you.

Learn hence, That whoever took upon them the office and person of the Messias before Christ, or whosoever have since usurped a lawful calling in his church, without his commission, they are in Christ's account no better than murderers, thieves and robbers, and they ought to be so in the people's esteem. The sheep did not hear them.

Verses of John 10


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John 10:7 - The Greek Testament

John 10:7 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:7 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 10:7 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:7 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:7 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:7 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 10:7 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:7 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:7 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:7 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 10:7 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:7 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:7 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:7 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 10:7 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 10:7 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:7 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 10:7 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 10:7 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 10:7 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:7 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:7 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:7 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:7 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 10:7 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:7 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:7 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 10:7 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 10:7 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament