Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Shephard and His Sheep

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2     He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3     He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.  Psalm 23

1. The Personal Relationship with the Shepherd: Psalm 23:1, John 10:3a, John 10:14, John 17:1-3, Gal. 2:20, 1 John 1:1-3

2. The Pastoral Care of the Shepherd

a. Spiritual nourishment of His sheep: Psalm 23:2, John 10:10, Psalm 107:9, Psalm 103:2-5, Psalm 119:50, Matt. 4:4, John 7:38-39

b. Spiritual restoration of His sheep: Psalm 23:3, Psalm 42:5

c. Spiritual correction of His sheep: Psalm 23:3, Psalm 23:4, Rev. 7:17

3. The Pastoral Protection from the Shepherd

a. His protective leadership: Psalm 23:2-4, John 10:3-4

b. His protective provision: Psalm 23:5, Job 23:12

4. The Pastoral Presence in the Shepherd: Psalm 23:6, John 10:12-13