The Lord is My Shepherd
David understood Shepherding
David Understood sheep.
Sheep are productive and valuable.
Sheep cant provide for themselves.
Sheep cannot protect for themselves.
Sheep are feebleminded.
Sheep need Shepherds!
“The destiny and well being of a sheep is contingent upon the care of his shepherd. It's the only context in which they are useful.”
Verse 1: “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.”
1. THE LORD: Yahweh the self-existent eternal uncreated one!The creator of the universe.
Colossians 1:16-17,21(NLT) Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together…21 This includes you who were once far away from God.
1 Peter 2:25 (NIV) For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Jesus the Good Shepherd/ The Gate
John 10:1-9(NIV) "I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, 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. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them. Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.
Is Jesus the Gate or the Shepherd or the Gate? Yes
-Pen & Gate////
Everything has to go through him.
We have a strong and very capable shepherd.
John 10:14-15 (NIV) 14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me-- 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep.
When The Lord is My Shepherd…
John 15:15 I call you friends.
John 10:27 (NIV) My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
Leadership requires follow-ship.
“The livelihood of a sheep is contingent upon his ability to follow his shepherd.”
He will not always lead us to where we want to Go but where we need to Go."
The result ….
I shall not be in want.
John 10:9,10 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Matthew 9:35-38(NIV) Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.…