The Good Shepherd

Background

Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about King David and how David had a heart like God’s heart. God also used David to rescue his people from the giant Goliath. Today, in Psalm 23, we will see how God is the Good Shepherd. He took care of David and He takes care of us.  If you are scared, anxious, worried, facing decisions or tired, God is with you!

Read together 1 Samuel 16

  • Read the story from Psalm 51; 2 Samuel 7 and Psalm 23 or “The Good Shepherd” from the The Jesus Storybook Bible on pages 130-135.

Think about

  1. What is a reason that you can find for Praising God in Psalm 23?
  2. Does David trust God?
  3. Does it sound like David is safe?
  4. In Ps 23:3 – where does the good shepherd (God) guide us?
  5. In the New Testament, in John 10:11 Jesus is called the Good shepherd. What is the good shepherd willing to do for us?
  6. What is a verse that you would like to memorise from Psalm 23?

Wrap up

King David wrote Psalm 23. David was an important person in the Bible. He was even a relative of Jesus, even though he lived many years before Jesus! But David didn’t start out so important. He started out as a simple shepherd boy and ended up being king! None of the good things in David’s life would have happened without God’s love and care. It’s the same way with us. God loves and watches over us throughout our entire life just like a shepherd loves and cares for their sheep

Pray together

Dear God, Thank you that you are the GOOD Shepherd and you provide for all of our needs. Amen.

Memory Verse

Psalm 16:8 — I keep my eyes always on the Lord. I will not be shaken.

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