May 21st, 2023

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

In describing the Lord as a shepherd, David wrote out of his own experience because he had spent his early years caring for sheep. If you’ve ever had anything to do with sheep you will know they are completely dependent on the shepherd for provision, guidance and protection. You will also know they have a mind of their own when trying to be ‘penned’! 

The New Testament calls Jesus the Good Shepherd (John 10:11); the Great Shepherd (Hebrews 13:20) and the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4). As the Lord is the Good Shepherd, so we are His sheep – not frightened passive animals, but obedient followers, wise enough to follow one who will lead us in the right places and in the right ways. When we allow God our shepherd to guide us, we have contentment knowing we are in His will. He knows the “green pastures” and “still waters” that will restore us. We will find these when we follow Him obediently. So let us remind ourselves that the “Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”. 



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