I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Psalm 23 and John 10. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Comparing the essay on Psalm 23 and John 10
Psalms 23 is about the lord who is a good shepherd, psalms is an Old Testament chapter which was derived from the songs of David the king. John is a New Testament book which also talks about the good shepherd and his sheep, the shepherd is Jesus while we who hear his word and believe in him are the sheep, this was a parable which was narrated to the disciples by Jesus.
Psalms 23 talks of the lord who is a good shepherd. also John 10 is based on a parable about the shepherd and his sheep. Therefore the two books of the Bible have the same message about the good shepherd who is Jesus.
The theme of both chapters is the good shepherd, both chapters talk about the Lord who is well known to his sheep, the sheep know the voice of their shepherd and when he moves in front of the sheep they follow him, in contrast if a stranger moves before the sheep they run for they do not know his voice, the chapters also tells us that the good shepherd who is the owner of the sheep will take care of the sheep better than the shepherd on hire, the shepherd on hire here refers to the devil who will not take good care of the sheep.
The good shepherd is the Lord Jesus Christ who leads his flock of sheep to the wilderness where he provides for them and protects them from any danger.
The shepherd on hire represent the devil, also the thieve who does not enter the sheep fold through the door represent the devil
The sheep that hear the voice of the good shepherd represent us who follow Jesus Christ and believe in him.
The sheep that do not hear the voice of the good shepherd represent the people who do not listen and believe in Jesus Christ and therefore they do not hear his voice.
The wilderness where the shepherd leads his flock represent the good life that those people who believe in Jesus Christ live, Jesus protects them from any danger and also that they always live satisfying lives.
The image that the two chapters represent is that of a shepherd who leads his sheep to the wilderness where there are plenty of green pastures and cool waters, the shepherd protects the sheep form any danger because he is the owner of the flock.
One difference is that the psalms is an Old Testament book while John is a New Testament book, the Psalms chapter is a praise to the Lord by Jesus while John chapters is based on the life of Jesus Christ, this parable was told to the disciples of by the shepherd himself
The two chapters have focused on the good shepherd and what will happen if we become one of his sheep, we should therefore follow the good shepherd who is Jesus Christ. if we follow him he will protect us from any danger and will provide for us whatever we need, we should believe in him so that we will recognise his voice and therefore do what is right.
Psalms 23 is an Old Testament book that is retrieved from the songs of David, John 10 is a New Testament book that was written after the Jesus was crucified and therefore it focuses on the teachings of Jesus Christ.