28 January 2018

AM Bethany : The Imagery of Shepherd and Sheep Part 2

AM Bethany : The Imagery of Shepherd and Sheep Part 2
Text: Psalm 23

Rev Dr Charles Tan

Message Notes

(IMPORTANT NOTE : Please note that only 39 minutes of audio are available due to a technical glitch. The final 11 minutes of the session are unfortunately not available. We apologise sincerely for this)


Goal: Memorise Psalm 23

1. With understanding

2. With appreciation

3. With love

Psalm 23:1
The LORD is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.
Psalm 23:2
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.

1. Understanding and appreciation the work of our Divine Shepherd

a) He makes me lie down
i) How should we understand this phrase?
ii) He makes?
iii) Lie down?
b) In green pastures
i) What is this reference?
ii) What is its significance?
c) He leads me
i) How does the Lord lead?
ii) Why the Lord must lead
d) Besides the still waters
i) What does this phrase mean?
ii) Why “still waters?”
iii) Are there other types of waters?

2. A wonderful picture of the LORD as Shepherd

“He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm,
And carry them in His bosom,
And gently lead those who are with young.” (Isaiah 40:11)
a) The work of feeding the flock
b) His tender care for the lambs
c) His special care for the ewes