Sunday School Lesson (John 10:1-10) Jesus is the Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd is the Bible story for this week. These Sunday School Lessons are based on the passage in John 10 where Jesus explains how he is the Good Shepherd . For this week’s curriculum, we’ve included everything you need to teach. Simply download the lesson materials below.

There are several options for this week’s lesson, all include complete teacher notes, craft examples, object lessons, a preschool version, coloring page, and worksheets. Use it in your children’s ministry on Good Shepherd Sunday.

Choose from any of these free lessons or take what you like best from each!

The Good Shepherd Sunday School Lessons

3 Preschool Lessons “Jesus is my Good Shepherd”

Toddler Lesson: God is My Shepherd

More Teaching Ideas about Jesus, our Good Shepherd

Children’s Sermon: The Good Shepherd

This Bible Object Lesson will teach kids that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and how we can trust Him. It’s based on John 10:1-10 where Jesus says, “I am the Good Shepherd.” Download the teachers notes, watch our Children’s Message example, and gather your supplies. Then you’re ready to share this message in your church next Sunday!

Click here to download the directions

Craft Ideas: Sheep and Shepherd

Use these crafts when teaching kids about Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd. They work with any John 10 lesson plan for Sunday School. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.

Click here to download the directions

Sunday School Coloring Pages about Jesus the Good Shepherd

The Story of the Good Shepherd for Kids

Cartoonist Ron Wheeler illustrates the story of Jesus as the Good Shepherd from John 10.

John 10:1-10 ESV “I am the Good Shepherd”

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

 –John 10:1-10

Suggested Worship Song “Jesus Loves Me”

An upbeat song with a simple message: Jesus loves all us absolutely. Check out more videos (and other cool stuff) at

4 thoughts on “Sunday School Lesson (John 10:1-10) Jesus is the Good Shepherd”

  1. I love this lesson, I am currently working on A children’s devotional about Jesus the Good shepherd, is it okay if I use the coloring sheet and poem? It would be a perfect activity for the children.


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