Sermon Notes 2019 06 02 PM

June 02, 2019 PM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1899
#2 in series

Christ in the Psalms - The Lord Is My Shepherd
Psalm 23

OVERVIEW

The book of Psalms is the most frequently read book in the Old Testament. Along with Proverbs, these books are important because they give us glimpses into the inner lives of David and others. However, if you dig deeper, you'll gain insight into how to live as an overcomer regardless of your circumstances. In the first message in this series, we laid a foundation for the importance of studying the Psalms and learned how Jesus is the key to these passages of Scripture. There is great hope, fulfillment, victory, and abundant life in the Psalms we will study together. They reveal Jesus to us for our enrichment, edification, and encouragement.

For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.

In Luke 24, Jesus revealed Himself to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. This was a post-resurrection appearance of Christ. During this conversation, He opened their eyes to how the Old Testament Scriptures revealed the Messiah. There were keys, clues, signs, images, pictures, metaphors, and symbolism that made it clear regarding the one true Messiah.

“Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures...Now He said to them, ‘These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,” – Luke 24:27, 44, 45

I. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PSALM FOR ME

The imagery of Yahweh is found in three primary word pictures:

The Context: Psalms 22-24 all speak in some form of the work of Christ. There are definite images:

1) In Psalm 22 Jesus is the __.

2) In Psalm 23 Jesus is the __.

3) In Psalm 24 Jesus is the __.

II. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PSALM FOR THE SHEPHERD

A) Our Shepherd is the source of our __. (John 10:28)

B) Our Shepherd is the source of our __.

What needs to change?

C) Our Shepherd is the source of our __.

These Psalms are about life in this fallen world and how to be an overcomer. They are also given to us to give a clear indication of Messiah. For instance...

“The Psalms are essentially religious; they express the doubts, fears, joys, longings, gratitude, and hopes of generations of pious souls, and in so doing they reveal the heart of God’s people in all ages.” – Graham Scroggie

In closing, let’s review where we are:

In Hebrews 10:5-9, the writer quotes Psalm 40:6-8 and applies it to Christ.