What starts as a calm and peaceful journey takes a turn through a very rough and dangerous stretch. But the guide knows the right path through the danger. He knows where to find food and water. He is strong and courageous to fight off enemies. He is wise enough to direct his flock and confident to correct them. And when they reach the victorious end of their journey, he prepares a feast in celebration.
Sermon text, Psalm 23:
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even 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. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
“My Shepherd,” a sermon on Psalm 23 preached by Rev. Dr. Timothy R. LeCroy on July 23, 23 at New Life Presbyterian Church in Ithaca, NY.
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