Key Scriptures: Psalm 23:1-6
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Summary: Under the watch of the Good Shepherd, we are promised to be fully cared and provided for—that all of our needs will be met in Christ Jesus.
SHEEP ARE WANDERERS.
SHEEP ARE DEFENSELESS.
SHEEP ARE STUBBORN.
SHEEP ARE FILTHY.
Lesson One: He promises to provide.
Psalm 23:1, The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
Philippians 4:19, And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Lesson Two: He promises to refresh.
Psalm 23:2, He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
Matthew 11:28-30, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Lesson Three: He promises to lead.
Psalm 23:3, He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
John 10:2-4, The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep… and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.