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SF544 - FINDING FULFILMENT (Psalm 23 1)

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SF544

FINDING FULFILMENT

Psalm 23:1

INTRODUCTION

How many truly fulfilled people do you know?

We are constantly searching for things to bring fulfilment into our lives.

Money?

Little boy and his pancakes...

Mother fixed all he could eat... Do you want any more? No, I don’t want to ones I already have.

There is a sense of unfulfillment in everyone’s life that can not be fulfilled by any earthly means.

The 23rd Psalm is wonderful passage...

“One of the seven literary wonders of the world.” Adrian Rogers

An Overview (John Phillips)

The glen (1-3)

The gorge (4-5)

The glory (6)

1A.       THE SOVEREIGN “THE LORD”

1B.       He is a Singular God!

“LORD” = Jehovah = the eternal and only God

In David’s day there was a plurality of gods...

Egypt 360 primary gods

Canaanites had many gods

2B.       He is a Sacred God!

The most holy name for God

The covenant name for God

3B.       He is a Strong God!

“The Lord, the one who made the world and everything that is in it. The one that lite the sun and put the stars in their places. That’s my shepherd. The one who threw a carpet of green grass upon the earth and tacked it down with the flowers. The one who scooped up the valleys and piled up the hills. The one who took the son of the seraph and robed it with feathers and gave it to the nightingale.  The one who took the rainbow and wove it into a scarf and threw it about the shoulders of a dying storm. That is my shepherd. At evening time he pulls down the shade of the night and shoots it threw with sunset fire. That’s my shepherd.” Angel Martinez.

2A.       THE SHEPHERD “MY SHEPHERD”

(Isaiah 53:6)  We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

1B.       Jesus is the Good Shepherd

(John 10:11)  "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Psalm 22 - Jesus is the good shepherd dying for our sins!

He delivers from the penalty of our sin

2B.       Jesus is the Great Shepherd

(Hebrews 13:20‑21)  May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, {21} equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 23 - Jesus the great shepherd leading us in the paths of righteousness.

He delivers us from the power of sin

3B.       He is the Chief Shepherd

(1 Peter 5:4)  And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

Psalm 24 - The chief shepherd who is coming again.

He delivers from the presence of sin!

3A.       THE SUPPLY  “I SHALL NOT BE IN WANT”

“The lord is my shepherd I’ve got all I want” Little girl

The Sufficiency of God is Seen in His Name

Seven compound uses of Jehovah

Psalm 23:1

Jehovah-Ra-Ah = The LORD is my shepherd

Genesis 22:13-14

Jehovah-Jireh = “The Lord will provide”

“I shall not be in want”

Exodus 15:26

Jehovah-Rapha = “The Lord that heals”

“He restores my soul”

Judges 6:24

Jehovah-Shalom = “The Lord is peace”

“He leads me beside the quite waters”

Jeremiah 23:6

Jehovah-Tsidkenu = “The Lord our righteousness

“He guides me in the paths of righteousness”

Ezekiel 48:35

Jehovah-Shammah = “The Lord ever present”

“I will fear no evil for you are with me.”

Exodus 17:8-15

Jehovah-Nissi = The Lord our banner”

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies”

APPLICATION

Is the Lord Your Shepherd?

 

Is the Shepherd your Lord?

John 10:26-30

Personal relationship (26-27)

Jim Whitmire lamb that came to the music 1 year later.

Permanent relationship (28)

Protected relationship (29-30)

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