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Summary: Lets examine this song and it’s wonders.

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 INTRO REMARKS

 Let us pray..Father prepare your children to hear your word right now; ready their minds, bodies and hearts to receive your custom made message for them this morning and help me this day..in your house…to decrease as a man as you increase in me -- that the words of my mouth may be of your will….4 your children. We pray in jesus name…amen.

 Title of sermon is “My Favorite Song”

 Giving Song and Story TO AND FOR TEST (Turn in your bibles to the 23 Psalms….)

 (As they are turning) It’s a song - Miz-more daw-veed and dictionary of song (composition….)

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1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his

name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no

evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou

anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

The first verse reads “THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT”.

I want to talk about this verse for just a short while this morning.

Bible scholars will tell you -bible is divided into 12 stages.

 When we look carefully at the 23rd Psalm, we are face to face with one of the sublime creations of all time. Could have come this morning.

 Biblical scholars tells us of 12 stages

 These words tell us of the Shepherd who gave His life for the sheep. They paint for us the picture of.

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 The text starts with “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want”

It means the same as the original hebrew version of:

Haw-yaw Raw-aw Car-share

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want

Haw-yaw tells us of the person or being that David is talking about. It translates to Jehovah the jewish name for god – further translated into Lord as we read it today.

Raw-aw is the hebrew original translation of is my shepherd – tend to flock, to associate with (as a friend):— companion, keep company with,feed, use as a friend, make friendship with

--For just a moment, let’s think about the author of this psalm. This song was composed under the inspiration of God’s Spirit by David,

 David was a mature man of God; a shepherd boy to king 1000 years before Christ

 ;David had been a shepherd and he knew what it was like to know his sheep as individuals…..etc…….same for him.

 God doesn’t do anything without a specific reason or purpose. Lets look a little deeper at the original hebrew word “Raw aw” as translated into “is my Shepherd."

 Here He reveals Himself in His deepest nature as our Redeemer. David personal pronoun "my." He did not say the Lord is A shepherd. He didn’t say the Lord is The shepherd. David said, "(He) is MY shepherd….A men

 The Lord, is an infinite being, knowing no limits and possessing all power and wisdom. And yet he chooses to be my Shepherd.


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