John 10: 11-15 (NRSV)
11 ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd
lays down his life for the sheep.
12 The hired hand,
who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf
coming and leaves the sheep and runs away -- and the wolf snatches
them and scatters them.
13 The hired hand
runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.
14 I am the good
shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,
15 just as the
Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for
Acts 4:5-12 (NRSV)
5 The next day
their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem,
6 with Annas the
high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of
the high-priestly family.
7 When they had
made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By
what power or by what name did you do this?’
8 Then Peter,
filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the
people and elders,
9 if we are questioned
today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are
asked how this man has been healed,
10 let it be known
to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is
standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead.
11 This Jesus
is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has
become the cornerstone.”
12 There is salvation
in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among
mortals by which we must be saved.’