I Shall Not Want
Text: Psalm 23:6b As we have seen throughout this series, God has provided for us in every possible way. What then is our response to this overwhelming grace of God? What does it mean to live in God’s house forever?
Text: Psalm 23:6a God provides blessing upon blessing, grace upon grace. And Jesus made it clear that we do not choose God but, rather, God chooses us. So how then is God pursuing us with grace and love and what difference does this make in our daily lives?
Text: Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. God provides a place for us and it is a place of honor. What does the ancient world’s culture of honor and shame have to do with our life as 21st century Christians and who’s invited to that table that God prepares anyway?
Text: Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me. God provides a ministry of presence that sees us through life’s most dark and challenging times. What does the cross of Christ teach us about God’s promise to show up in suffering?
Text: Psalm 23:3 God provides leadership for us that is trustworthy and true. So how then can we learn to let go of our need to set our own course and trust in God’s unfailing leadership? What does it mean to follow right paths for his name’s sake?