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28 February 2021

How Do We Boast? - Week 4

Speaker: Tyler Long

The God Who Is Our Shepherd  – Psalm 23

“SOME NATIONS BOAST OF THEIR CHARIOTS AND HORSES, BUT WE BOAST IN THE NAME OF THE LORD OUR GOD.” PSALMS 20:7 NLT

“PRAISE THE LORD, MY SOUL, AND FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS” PSALMS 103:2 NIV

RIGHTEOUS

SANCTIFIER

BANNER OF VICTORY

PEACE

HEALER

PROVIDER

THE GOD WHO IS OUR SHEPHERD

“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.” PSALMS 23:1-6 NIV

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD…” PSALMS 23:1 NIV

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I LACK NOTHING.” PSALMS 23:1 NIV

THRIVE IN THIS LIFE

GOD IS YOUR SHEPHERD

A SHEPHERDS MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE SURE HIS SHEEP ARE TAKEN CARE OF

“WHEN A LION OR A BEAR CAME AND CARRIED OFF A SHEEP FROM THE FLOCK” 1 SAMUEL 17:34 NIV

“ I WENT AFTER IT, STRUCK IT AND RESCUED THE SHEEP FROM ITS MOUTH.” 1 SAMUEL 17:35 NIV

“WHEN IT TURNED ON ME, I SEIZED IT BY ITS HAIR, STRUCK IT AND KILLED IT” 1 SAMUEL 17:35 NIV

YOU HAVE A SHEPHERD

THE LORD IS OUR RELATIONAL SHEPHERD

“I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD; I KNOW MY OWN SHEEP AND THEY KNOW ME, JUST AS MY FATHER KNOWS ME AND I KNOW THE FATHER. SO I SACRIFICE MY LIFE FOR THE SHEEP.” JOHN 10:14 NLT

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I LACK NOTHING” PSALM 23:1 NIV

HE MAKES ME LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES…” PSALM 23:2 NIV

THE LORD IS OUR PROVIDING SHEPHERD

SHEPHERD ALWAYS KNOWS WHATS BEST FOR HIS FLOCK

NO FEAR

NO FRICTION FROM WITHIN THE FLOCK

NO PARASITES

NO HUNGER

“…HE LEADS ME BESIDE QUIET WATERS, HE REFRESHES MY SOUL.” PSALM 23:2 NIV

THE LORD IS OUR GUIDING SHEPHERD

GOD JUST WANTS US TO TAKE A STEP

WHAT IS ONE BABY STEP THAT GOD WANTS ME TO TAKE?

“HE GUIDES ME ALONG THE RIGHT PATHS FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE.”

THE LORD IS OUR GUIDING SHEPHERD

“I KNOW, LORD, THAT OUR LIVES ARE NOT OUR OWN. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PLAN OUR OWN COURSE.” JEREMIAH 10:23 NLT

“BY YOUR WORDS I CAN SEE WHERE IM GOING; THEY THROW A BEAM OF LIGHT ON MY DARK PATH. IVE COMMITTED MYSELF AND ILL NEVER TURN BACK FROM LIVING BY YOUR RIGHTEOUS ORDER” PSALMS 119:105-106 MSG

“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.” PSALM 23:4 NIV

THE LORD IS OUR PROTECTING SHEPHERD

YOUR ROD AND YOUR STAFF, THEY COMFORT ME

FOR GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER AND OF LOVE AND OF A SOUND MIND” 2 TIMOTHY 1:7