My Shepherd

My Shepherd
1 Peter 5:4

And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 1 Peter 5:4

My Shepherd
My King
My Savior
My Lord
My God

What kind of Shepherd is Jesus?

Luke 15:3-7

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. John 10:27-28

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. Psalm 23:1-6

Verse 1 - “The Lord is my shepherd”

  • This is Relationship    
  • Jehovah Rohi    = The God Who sees me

Verse 1 - “I shall not want” 

  • This is Provision (supply)    
  • Jehovah-Jireh = My Provider    

Verse 2 - “He makes me to lie down in green pastures”

  • This is Peace    
  • Jehovah-Shalom

Verse 2 - “He leads me beside the still waters”

  • This is Rest
  • Jehovah-Shalom

Verse 3 - “He restores my soul” 

  • This is Healing    
  • Jehovah-Rophe = “The Lord Our Healer”

Verse 3 - “He leads me in the paths of righteousness”

  • This is Guidance
  • Jehovah- Tsidkenu = “The Lord Our Righteousness”

Verse 3 - “For His Name’s sake”

  • This is Purpose    
  • Jehovah-Elohim = “Lord God”
  • Matthew 6:9-13—His Kingdom, His will.

Verse 4 - “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death”

  • This is Testing    
  • From conception to the grave! 

Verse 4 - “I will fear no evil” 

  • This is Protection
  • Jehovah-Nissi = “The Lord is my banner”

Verse 4 - “For You are with me”

  • This is Faithfulness    
  • Jehovah-Shammah= “The Lord, He is there!”

Verse 4 - “Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” 

  • This is Discipline
  • This is Protection

Verse 5 - “You prepare a table before me in    the presence of my enemies”

  • This is Hope
  • This is Presence
  • Jehovah-Sabaoth – “The Lord of Hosts”

Verse 5 - “You anoint my head with oil”

  • This is Consecration
  • Jehovah-M’Kaddesh – Who makes holy

Verse 5 - “My cup runs over”

  • This is Abundance
  • Jehovah-Jireh – My provider

Verse 6 - “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever”

  • This is Promise—Blessing—Security--Eternity
  • Jesus – My Shepherd

Jesus reveals Himself:

  • To Ephesus – the loveless church
    • He holds the stars in His right hand and walks among the candlesticks
  • To Smyrna – the persecuted church
    • He is the first and last, who was dead and is alive
  • To Pergamos – the compromising church
    • He is the sharp two-edged sword
  • To Thyatira – the corrupt church
    • He is the Son of God with eyes as fire and feet as bronze
  • To Sardis – the dead church
    • He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars
  • To Philadelphia – the faithful church
    • He that is holy and true and has the key of David
  • To Laodicea – the lukewarm church
    • He is the Amen, the faithful and true witness