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Learning to Lean on Jesus


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A sermon by Mike Smith This is a short study on the 23rd Psalm seeking to be God's faithful servant/sheep in His fold.

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Learning to Lean on Jesus

  1. 1. Introduction: • As God’s people we are His sheep. Psalm 95:6-7; 100:3 • Today we recognize Jesus as The Good Shepherd! Jn. 10:11 • Jesus is our Great Shepherd who leads and helps us! Heb.13:20-21 • As God’s precious sheep, have you yet learned to lean on Jesus? • Let us see how we can do this!
  2. 2. We Can Lean Upon Him As Our Supplier! • We first must consider Him as “My Shepherd!” Psalm 23:1 • As we look to God as our Lord we must learn to see Him as our provider! Ps. 37:25; 2 Cor. 9:10 • We know that He will provide us with our necessary food. Mt. 6:11 • If we truly seek Him first we will have this supply. Mt. 6:33
  3. 3. We Must Lean On Jesus To Give Us Grace! • We have a good place of grace with the Lord. Psalm 23:2; Ezekiel 34:14; Romans 5:1-2 • We have rest and peace with our Shepherd. Rev. 7:17; Phil. 4:7 • Let us enjoy the grace and peace in truth and love which being with the Lord affords. 2 John 3; Romans 16:24
  4. 4. Jesus Is Our Savior! Acts 5:29-32 • The One who restores our soul. Ps. 23:3; 51:12; Eph. 1:3-10 • The Shepherd who leads us in the paths of righteousness! Psalm 5:8 • For His name’s sake… Psalm 148:13 –This leads to the praise of His glory. Psalm 107:8
  5. 5. We Can Trust Him For Protection! • God is with us to watch over and protect us. Psalm 23:4 • In times of trouble especially we need not fear! Hebrews 13:5-6; Matthew 10:28 • We should know that God shall work it all out for good in the end. Romans 8:31-32, 28 • This gives us comfort & strength!
  6. 6. For Peace In Conflict! • We will have enemies trouble us. Psalm 23:5; 2 Timothy 3:12 • But we can have peace through these situations. John 16:33; Phil. 4:7 • As Paul taught in all things we can be humbled and abound with contentment. Phil. 4:10-14 • All the while our cup is running over! Galatians 6:9-10; Phil. 4:9
  7. 7. We Can Live Well Now and Eternally! • Jesus came to bring us abundant life. Psalm 23:6; Jn. 10:10 –To those who hear and follow/obey Him! Jn. 10:27-28 • Our life in the Shepherd – Christ begins when we obey the gospel. 2 Tim. 2:10; Gal. 3:27; 1Jn.5:20 • Obey Him today… Heb. 5:9; Mk. 16:15-16; Acts 18:8; 8:37; 2:38