First Baptist Powell
The Lord is My Shepherd
Sunday, June 28 Worship
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  • First Baptist Powell
    7706 Ewing Rd, Powell, TN 37849, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
1A. SHEEP NEED A SHEPHERD (PSALM 100:3)
2B. Sheep are defenseless.

Spiritually speaking, we are defenseless. (1 Peter 5:8; 2 Timothy 2:24-25)
3B. Sheep have a very poor sense of direction.

Like sheep we are prone to wander. (Isaiah 53:6)
4B. Sheep are easily disturbed.

Like sheep, we are easily disturbed and disquieted. (John 14:1; Matthew 11:28)
5B. Sheep are dependent.

We cannot survive without our Shepherd. (1 John 5:12)
2A. THE SHEPHERD’S IDENTITY (23:1)
1B. He is my Sovereign. – The Lord

He is the one, true God. (Isaiah 46:9)
He is the self-existent God. (Revelation 1:8)
2B. He is my Shepherd. – My shepherd

“It is not enough to own Him as a shepherd, for that only equates Him with the founders of the world’s religions. It is not enough to own Him as the Shepherd, for that simply sets Him apart from everyone else. We must establish a personal relationship with Him. We must be able to say He is my Shepherd.”[1] John Phillips


[1] John Phillips, Exploring the Psalms, (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1988), 175.
Three pictures of the Shepherd in Psalms.

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

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

In Psalm 24 - The chief shepherd who is coming again.
Jesus is the good Shepherd. (John 10:11)
Jesus is the great Shepherd. (Hebrews 13:20-21; 1 John 4:4)
Jesus is the chief Shepherd. (1 Peter 5:4)
3A. THE SHEPHERD’S MINISTRY (23:2-3)
1B. He comforts His Sheep. – He makes me lie down in green pastures.

Free of fear. (John 10:7; 10:28-29; Isaiah 41:10)
Free from friction. (John 14:27; 13:35)
Free from flies. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
2B. He cares for His Sheep. – He leads me beside the still waters.

Our Good Shepherd leads to the good water of the Word. (John 7:37; 6:35; Revelation 22:17)
3B. He corrects His Sheep. – He restores my soul.

The stubborn, rebellious sheep that is restored by the rod. (Hebrews 12:5-11)
The straying sheep that are restored by the staff. (Psalm 40:2)
The sick sheep that are restored with the oil. (Psalm 147:3)
4B. He commands His Sheep. – He guides me in paths of righteousness.
In order to follow the shepherd, three things are necessary. (John 10:27)
You must hear the Shepherd. – My sheep hear My voice. (John 10:4)
You must be known by the Shepherd. – I know them. (John 10:14)
You must follow the Shepherd. – They follow me. (Luke 9:23)
Our Shepherd will lead us to righteousness. (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 8:1)