Psalm 23:1b says, “I shall not want.” What does it mean to “not want”? Does it mean I will always have everything I want? In this sermon we examine this promise in light of God faithfulness to us His children. The key to having the joy, peace, rest of soul … that we all long for is found in knowing that our loving, faithful Shepherd promises us that we will always have everything we truly need to enjoy Him. What ever I have today, if Jesus is my Shepherd, I have everything I need to live with joy and glorify and enjoy Him!
Listen in as we begin our new our new series in Psalm 23. We start with the first part of verse one and, after a brief introduction to the psalm, we focus on two words – LORD and shepherd. Our shepherd, the One who is always with us in the mess of this life, the One who leads, feeds, protects, preserves … us, is Jesus Christ. He is LORD and he is our shepherd. Knowing your shepherd will change your experience of everyday life!
Come here weary ones, restless ones, heavy-laden ones, sit down in this cool and calm resort, while the music of its rhythm charms away the thoughts that break your peace. How safe and blessed are you to whom the LORD is Shepherd! – F.B. Meyer
In this sermon Kevin Kelley finishes our study in the book of Jonah. We see the book end with Jonah stewing over the fact that God had mercy on the Ninevites and did not destroy them. In this text we are reminded of God’s mercy for both an imperfect, undeserving messenger and a sinful people. Read Jonah 4:1-11.
God has sent His prophet to Nineveh with a message of judgment, “40 days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” But when the people of Nineveh hear this message they repent. So, God does not bring the destruction on Nineveh that He had declared through Jonah. Did God change His mind? Join us as we discuss this from Jonah 3:10.