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My prayer this morning is that God so imprint His truth in your heart that you will find your confidence in Him rise above the storm clouds in your life, even as David did.
There are places in Scripture that are powerful, so deep, that to recite them is to experience them. Psalm 23 is one of those places.
As one scholar said, "The psalm itself is green pasture; the psalm itself is still water; the psalm itself restores my soul.
Psalm 23 is very personal. There are no references to "we" or "us" or "they," but only "my" and "me" and "I" and "You. I and other pastors have come to this passage in almost every funeral preached. It is precious to us, a balm to our wounded souls. And what makes this a constant friend is that it covers all of life. With simple beauty, it speaks of green pastures and still waters as well as dark valleys and enemies and adversities. But what comforts us and helps us is the psalm's confidence.
David really believes this about God. We realize as we linger over these words that what David writes is not poetic exaggeration or theoretical theology. He has experienced God in these ways, heard His voice, followed His lead, felt His care. Beneath the beauty of his words there are solid convictions, formed in the crucible of crisis.
I reason I know these things to be so about a man who wrote years before Christ is because he has left us clues right here in this psalm.Many psalms include a superscription, which we believe to have been added after the fact by the people putting together the psalm book. There are two systems for numbering the verses in the Psalms.
Sermon Outline Psalm 23
One system counts the superscription as verse 1. In the other system, the superscription is not numbered. Most modern Bibles use the second numbering system——do not assign a number to the superscription.
This is one of a number of psalms that include a superscription concerning David. Broyles notes that it could have any one of five meanings that range from authored by David to dedicated to David Broyles, For further study, see Craig C. He leads me beside still waters. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. The word Yahweh appears in the first and last verses of this psalm, forming an inclusio ——a literary device used frequently in the Bible to bracket the beginning and the end of a significant passage.
It is not unusual in the Bible to see the Lord likened to a shepherd Genesis ; Psalm ; ; ; Isaiah ; ; Micah and the people of Israel as the flock Psalms ; It might seem odd that people would regard the Lord as shepherd, given the fact that shepherding was a lowly occupation, involving long hours, hard and dangerous work, and modest pay. However, people respected the attentiveness shown by good shepherds toward their sheep.
Sheep were not very smart and, absent good leadership, were inclined to wander away on their own. They were defenseless against predators such as lions or bears.
They needed a shepherd to lead them to water and pasture——and to guard them against a host of dangers. The Hebrew word haser refers to something that is incomplete, insufficient, or empty. Even though the Israelites had traveled for so many years through a mostly barren wilderness, God had provided food, water, guidance, and protection——everything they needed. They lacked nothing. It is only logical that the one whose shepherd is the Lord should lack nothing.
For a sheep, everything depends on the shepherd. If the shepherd is capable and committed to the welfare of the sheep, the sheep can expect a good life. In his thinly veiled criticism of the religious leaders of his day, Jesus contrasted the good shepherd, who would lay down his life for the sheep, and the hireling, who would flee in the face of danger John When I think about good and bad shepherds, I cannot help but think of politicians.
As I write this, members of Congress are locked in a power-struggle. They appear to be obsessed with only two things: Their own reelection and defeating the opposing party. Few give priority to the welfare of the nation or the citizenry under their care.
Hirelings, thieves, robbers! God help us! We see the same kind of rapaciousness in other professions, of course——businesspeople, physicians, lawyers, plumbers, teachers——even pastors.
The lust for power, prestige, and money knows no boundaries. Green pastures provide food to sustain the physical body, but also provide beauty to comfort sustain the soul. In his book, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23Phillip Keller who served for many years as a shepherdsays that sheep need four things before they will lie down: Freedom from fear, from friction within the flock, from parasites, and from hunger Keller, They need a good shepherd to attain these.
While sheep can survive eating dry grass, they will prosper only eating green grass. Not only is green grass tastier and more nutritious, but it also contains moisture to sustain the sheep when water is unavailable.Whether you are preparing for future Bible studies or daily readings, this study Bible for men and women is the ideal resource for lifelong discipleship.
Contains 36 colorful inch x inch posters and 4 colorful inch x inch maps that are perfect for classroom use with small groups. This tote is the perfect bag to help carry all of your essentials. The scripture Psalms is elegantly displayed on this bag and surrounded by adorable floral detail.
Fill it with Bible study materials or even groceries. Text: Be still and know. It is designed to involve and engage the audience congregation in celebration as they join the choir in singing. Many of the songs have specific places where the congregation worships with the choir. Some offer the opportunity to sing along on the entire song. The Accompaniment DVD clearly labels where the congregation is invited to sing and where the choir sings alone.
Lyric Files are also available to accomplish this if not using the DVD. The Carols of Christmas will be a great resource this Christmas and for years to come, combining choir and congregation in joyful celebration! As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. LifeWay Kids Ministry Groups Ministry.
Young Adult Ministry. Student Ministry. Just as a shepherd provides for the sheep, so does Jesus provide for His followers.
No better description of this exists than Psalm Scriptures: Psalm Jesus showed time and time again that He would and could provide for those who followed Him. David is an old man when he wrote the Twenty-third Psalm. He had seen tragedies and disappointments, but he also had come to know God - a good shepherd who gives to his children more than they deserve.
The good shepherd provides:. David knew that God was beneath him in green pastures, beside him in still waters, before him at the table, behind him pursing him with goodness and mercy, beyond him preparing a heavenly home, and with him all the while as the good shepherd.
David had been given more than he deserved. Surely denotes a fact as certain as it is comforting. Too good to be true? No, God is much too good not to be true. He is good - as good as we're capable of imagining Him to be - the only good person in the world.
Sermon: Getting More than We Deserve - Psalm 23
The Psalms are filled with affirmations of God's love for us: Psalm,- 25 times. David's word for God's tender affection is a term used in the ancient world to mean love that flows out of deep emotion rather than duty. It's a kind and gentle love. That quaint, old word lovingkindness may still be the best translation of all.By Yohan Perera.
On September 9, In Sermon Manuscripts. Today we are going to look at the 23rd Psalm. This is a favorite passage of many. Countless numbers of people throughout many generations have found hope in it in times of great fear and panic. I came to know that even the president George W. Bush quoted from this passage when he addressed the nation from the oval office on the evening of the attacks. In this passage, David speaks quite personally of God. He claims that the Lord is his Shepherd.
A single flock can have as few as 10 animals or as much as hundreds of them. A good Shepherd knows each and every sheep in the flock regardless of how big the numbers could be, John Likewise, David when he uses the metaphor of the Shepherd to describe God, talks not just about a designation or a name for the Lord, but the relationship between God and his covenant children.
And the Bible says that God knows each and every one of these people by their names. He not only knows but he cares. The Bible says God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life, John The Bible also says that whoever receives him including you receive the power to know God as personally as a son knows his father, John Sheep obviously cannot voice out their needs.
Yet the shepherd naturally knows the needs of each and every animal in the flock. The fields even parts of the desert would be green during the winter and spring. But in summer and fall, the sheep would be led to many places in search of food. House, Therefore Shepherds draw water from wells and give their sheep to drink.
These wells in the middle east are very deep and require special mechanisms to draw water. Once again the new testament bears witness to His divine provision because in Matthew Jesus advises us not to feel anxious about our needs and assures that God will provide.
God shall not sustain the greed that destroys us, Proverbs He will meet our genuine needs only, James There are many characteristics that set sheep apart from other animals. They are dumb, and innocent creatures incapable of defending themselves. To add to it unlike dogs or other household animals sheep that falls on their back cannot get up unless someone roles them over and help them to stand on their feet. The fate of a sheep fallen on its back is determined by many factors. The most common are natural causes such as dehydration and starvation as well as Vultures, Hyenas and wild dogs.
Therefore a well-informed shepherd frequently scans his flock for any fallen animals and rushes to their aid if he finds any. In case the flock is too big he watches the sky for the presence of vultures. It causes us to fall into sin and later we wish that we never did what we did. At such times it is important that we repent and allow the Lord to restore us.Pulpit Commentary Homiletics.
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The back side of the bookmark however looked like a mess This Pastor used it when he did visitations on Christians who were undergoing trials that didn't seem to make sense. He would first show them the back side of the bookmarker and ask what they saw Philip Crosby, in his book March Till They Die, gives an account of a forced march which American and European soldiers who had been captured, and became prisoners of war, had to endure in Korea.
It was November ofand the North Koreans were being pushed north. As they went, they forced the American and European prisoners to go with them.
It was a terrible march. They were driven as far as twenty miles a day at times, though it was cold and they were emaciated, hungry, suffering.
When prisoners who couldn't keep up would fall back, shots would ring out. They were executed on the spot. Crosby and James, the half-brother of our Lord Jesus, writes in''What is your life? It is but a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. She made me glad to be called 'her pastor. Today's service reminds of the truth that life is fleeting. These bodies, which we think are so vital and strong are really fragile and frail, and will all too soon, fail.
We don't understand Introduction: The story has been told of two men who were the sole survivors of a shipwreck.
They were afloat on a life raft and after several days had given up any hope of rescue. Finally, one said to the other, "Do you think it would do any good to pray? Neither, however, had ever prayed.