“As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd” (John 10:15-16 NKJV). “This fold” are the Jews, for “there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings” (John 10:19 NKJV). The “other sheep” were non-Jews, or “Gentiles,” to be included through His death, along with Jews, who hear His Gospel. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (John 12:32 NKJV). Jesus’ blood purchased the church (Acts 20:28). “John, to the seven churches” wrote of Jesus Christ as, “Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Revelation 1:5 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.