Ps 23.1 Pet 5:1-4Acts 20:28John 21:15-17Jer 3:15Matt 4:4- The fact that there is a chief shepherd means there are other shepherds( like elders)- You relate to the government by relating to its agents- God feeds His people through giving spiritual food to the shepherds.- The feeding of the sheep is important to The Lord.- Feeding is having a constant supply of food or something to something or someone who needs it.- Man is not designed to survive on bread alone but also every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.- Our spiritual food breaks down into knowledge and understanding whiles physical food breaks down into vitamins n carbohydrate etc- To be feed properly you need to be at a place of rest( lie down)
Matt 9:35-36Is 53:6 Ps 23:1- Sheep are distressed and scattered without a shepherd.- The sheep goes astray without a shepherd.- The church is the operational centre where the shepherd operates so need to belong to a church to have a shepherd( pastor)7 BLESSINGSPs 23:1-6- The sheep experience prosperity and blessings (vs 1)- The blessing of peace and calmness ( vs 2). This depends on ur ability to be led by the shepherd.- The sheep receives spiritual food n nourishment (vs 2). The word of God is the engine of a mans life.- The blessing of comfort n encouragement( vs 4)- The blessings of the grace of God( anointing) in your life.(vs 5)- The blessings of goodness and mercy.( vs 6)- The blessing of eternal living. ( vs 6)
John 3:16, Lk 16:19-23, Rom 10:8-15- God loves the whole world.- God expects everyone to move from their present location to somewhere else n preach- When we serve God well and do His wish,He feels obligated to bless us for things we have not asked for Eg.A good service of a waiter at a restaurant.- God has shown us how not to perish but if we do,He has no option than to punish us.Eg The duty of the govt or police.- Life is like a musical chair with the players losing focus of securing their place on the chair but rather get so engulfed with the music of life.- The reason why people have not heard,believed and called upon The Lord is bcos there no preachers have been sent.