SERMON OUTLINE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020
PSALM 23: 1 – 6 “THE SHEPHERD PSALM”
So much has been said, and still could be said, about how such a brief poem of six verses has such universal attraction. The theme is confidence and assurance through personal relationship to God. The 23rd Psalm has three parts. First, David takes us to the glen to introduce us to the One who can take care of our frailty. Secondly, David takes us to the gorge to show us One who can handle our foes. Finally, David takes us to the glory to let us see One who can take care of our future. This Psalm contains three secrets for us, three spiritual formulas to help us:
I. THE SECRET OF A HAPPY LIFE (v. 1 – 3)
A. It has its roots in a magnificent spiritual relationship.
B. It has its results in a magnificent spiritual reality.
C. The Good Shepherd shares His life with us, gives His life for us, and puts His life in us.
II. THE SECRET OF A HAPPY DEATH (v. 4 – 5)
A. David talks about the tomb.
B. David talks about the table.
C. Psalm 116: 15
III. THE SECRET OF A HAPPY ETERNITY (v. 6)
A. The concept of the afterlife is not strongly-developed in the Old Testament.
B. Nevertheless, David expected to be in the presence of the Lord in a life, after this life, forever!
I CORINTHIANS 15: 54 REVELATION 5: 5
ISAIAH 25: 8 JOHN 10: 10 - 11
JOHN 14: 1 – 3 JOHN 14: 17