20 January 2018

AM Bethany : The Imagery of Shepherd and Sheep Part 1

AM Bethany : The Imagery of Shepherd and Sheep Part 1
Text: Psalm 23

Rev Dr Charles Tan

Message Notes


1. The LORD as Shepherd- Divine Imagery

The LORD is my Shepherd (Psalm 23:1)

2. His people as sheep

We are His people and the sheep of His pasture (Psalm 100:3)

3. David as shepherd- Human Imagery (Psalm 78:70-72)

a) Original occupation- a shepherd
i) Following the ewes that had young
ii) Took him from the sheepfolds
b) God chose David His servant (Psalm 78:70)
c) To shepherd Jacob His people
And Israel His inheritance (Psalm 78:71)
d) David’s shepherding work
i) He shepherded according to the integrity of his heart (Psalm 78:72a)
ii) Guided them by the skillfulness of his hands (Psalm 78:72b)

4. Memorising God’s Word

a) With understanding
b) With appreciation
c) With application in mind
i) Relating to God
ii) Consciousness of God
iii) A growing relationship
iv) Ramifications

5. Meditation

a) Thinking
b) Understanding
c) Enlightenment
d) Dwelling
e) Responding
f) Praying
g) Application in Life