Psalms: Vintage Songs Modern Message - The Good Shepard- Part 1


Speaker: Pastor Ty Neal
Date: August 13, 2017


Life has a way of being less two dimensional and more multifaceted than we give it credit. There are depths of emotions, textures of relating, sorrows as deep as a canyon, along with joys that soar higher than a mountain top - and everything in between. How are we to navigate such a complex life, all the while loving and enjoying God? Insert the Psalms from the Bible. Within these ancient and poetic musings, we find a melody that resonates with modern rhymes and reasons of life. Join us as we walk through selected Psalm and hear the vintage songs with a modern message.

Title The Good Shepherd - Part 1

Psalm 23:1 - The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

John 10:14 - 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

John 10:27-28 -27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

QUOTE - The first things any idol takes from its worshipers are their rela-tionships. Andy Crouch

QUOTE - Man is divided against himself and against God by his own selfish-ness, which divides him against his brother. Thomas Merton

QUOTE - If your god never disagrees with you, you might just be worshiping an idealized version of yourself. Tim Keller

John 10:27-28 -27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Psalm 23:2 -2He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.

QUOTE - You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless un-til it rests in you. Augustine

Hebrews 11:1 -Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:32-40 -32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two,[a] they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

QUOTE - If God has work for me to do, I cannot die. Henry Martyn

Psalm 23:3 - 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Philippians 1:6 -6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

QUOTE - Our experience of emptiness, incredible though it may sound, indi-cates the powerful work of God hidden deep within us. Our despair testifies to hope, and our dying prepares us for spiritual growth. Daniel Schrock

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let that grace now, like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Luke 15:3-7 -3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Revelation 7:9-10 - 9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

Sunday Liturgy 13 August 2017
Oh Great God - Gatekeepers
Made Alive - Citizens & Saints
Fortress (Psalm 46)- Grace Point Music
Howlong - Bifrost Arts
Holy City - Gracepoint Music