Traditional Worship: 11:00 am – July 16, 2017

Pastor Bryan George

Title: “Our Good Shepherd’s Song of Comfort”
Text: Psalm 23, John 10:11-16, John 1:29
Focus:Jesus is the ultimate good Shepherd who not only provides for our lives but protects us from sin by laying down his life as the lamb of God. Jesus is the only shepherd who knows what it is like to be a shepherd and a sheep.

I. Shepherds field out in Bethlehem
Allen getting taken by a greedy shepherd

II. II) Psalm 23: The Good Shepherds’ song of comfort
The Lord is MY Shepherd (v.1)
Yahweh is personal God who provides for our needs
As our Shepherd, the Lord offers:
Provisions (green grass v.2)
Peace (still waters v.2)
Protection (rod and staff comfort me v.4)
Offer guidance and are used to lean on
As our Host, the Lord prepares a feast (v.5)
hospitality expectations included defending a guest from enemies.

III.Jesus as the Good Shepherd (John 10)
A good shepherd pursues the flock through hazards (v.12)
A good shepherd knows the sheep by name (v. 14)
A good shepherd is even willing to “lay down his life” (v.15)

IV.Jesus as the Lamb of God (John 1:29)
Unblemished, Jesus took away the sins of the World

Helpful Resource: Tim Keller – “The Songs of Jesus”

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