The parable of the Good Shepherd Coloring Pages 


The parable of the good shepherd is a continuation of a related parable of the shepherd and his flock, which begins with the first verse of Chapter 10 of John’s gospel, where Jesus describes himself as the shepherd’s gate.When the Pharisees, to whom he was speaking, didn’t understand him, he first extrapolates on the parable of himself as the gate, then describes himself, here, as the good shepherd.Of the many titles that are applied to the Lord throughout the Scriptures, a common theme is to speak of him as a shepherd, the body of believers his flock.The Hebrew prophets spoke of the Messiah in such a manner, as can be seen in Isaiah and elsewhere. Christ also spoke of himself as shepherd, as in the parable of the lost sheep.