Check here each week for information to prepare your heart for the upcoming sermon and follow-up questions you can use after the sermon to dig deeper and disciple your family!
God’s Faithful Care for His People - Psalm 23
- Why is sheep/shepherd a fitting metaphor for our relationship with God?
- What emotions is David expressing in this psalm? Why?
- How does Jesus fulfill this psalm? What claim is Jesus making by calling Himself the Good Shepherd in John 10?
- How does this psalm help you in your current relationship with God? In what ways is God calling you to respond to this sermon?
Other Passages to Consider:
Gen 48:15-16; Deut 2:7; Ps 26:8; 37:25; Ps 77:20; Ps 84:1-4; Ps 95:1-7; Isa 53:7; Isa 61:1-3; Ezek 34:11-16; Luke 15:1-7; John 10:7-18; 1 Pet 2:24-25; 5:1-4
Shepherding the Flock
Acts 20:28; 1 Pet 5:1-4; Heb 13:17
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
- How did the church come to be? How is the church described in the NT?
- What does a shepherd do for sheep? How does that describe how elders are to serve the church?
- What does it look like for elders to pay careful attention to all the flock and exercise oversight? What does that entail?
Other passages to consider: Ezek 34:1-10; John 10:7-18, 22-30; Acts 20:17-32; Col 1:28-29; 1 Thess 2:1-12; 1 Tim 3:1-7; Heb 13:7-9, 12-21
- How does a man become an elder? Who puts him in that position?
- How, practically speaking, can elders keep watch over the souls of the church?
- Given God’s design, what responsibility do Christians have to the church and to elders?
- What should motivate elders to diligently care for the flock? What should not motivate them?