New Sermon Series:
‘We All, Like Sheep’…Life Lessons from Psalm 23
Psalm 23 is one of the most beloved Scriptures in the Bible!
Many have received great comfort in these words of King David. But before he was King, David was a shepherd. As he spent his days and nights looking after sheep in the Judean hillsides and desert, he learned some of life’s most important lessons. This great future leader learned that he was, before anything else, a sheep in God’s pasture, under the Shepherd’s care. Years later, after many victories and many defeats, he put these life lessons into words. Psalm 23 is David’s manifesto. His creed. His statement of faith and purpose. It’s a summary of life’s most important lessons.
Date Speaker Text Sermon Title
August 5 Pastor Gary Psalm 23:4 5. Confidence
August 12 Pastor Gabe Psalm 23:5 6. Abundance
August 19 Pastor Gary Psalm 23:6a 7. Expectation
August 26 Pastor Gary Psalm 23:6b 8. I Will Dwell
The Psalm 23 Challenge! A Three Part Challenge as we study this wonderful Psalm
J U L Y – A U G U S T
Psalm 23 A psalm of David NIV (2011)
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
4 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.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Morning and Evening on Monday – Wednesday – Friday
The Psalm 23 Challenge! is for three days per week, but you may want to
expand it to include all seven days!
The Challenge is to memorize this important Psalm in the updated translation of the New International Version (2011)
Yes, this is not the King James Version to which many are accustom, but a very similar yet refreshing translation that will help you see this Psalm in a new light.
- Recite It…
The final Challenge is to recite this beloved Psalm from memory during one of our worship services. You may want to get a friend, a group of friends or your Small Group or Sunday School Class to recite it together, in parts or as a whole!
The Psalm 23 Challenge! is before you! Begin with prayerfully reading it and progress to memorizing it and ultimately you may recite it publicly!