April 26th Liturgy – Psalm 23:1

Thank you for joining with us to worship together through praying and singing, and through hearing and engaging with God’s Word.
Have someone lead your group in a prayer of adoration, exalting and glorifying God for who He is. You may use this prayer as a guide.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the many blessings You have bestowed on us. Your goodness and grace is evident all around us, even in this time of isolation and uncertainty. You are Sovereign over all things, and You work all things according to Your purposes, which are for Your glory and our good. We pray Lord that Your Word will dwell richly in our hearts this morning. In Jesus name, Amen.
Worship: Join your group in worshipping the Lord as you watch these videos. The lyrics are on the screen. As you sing, focus on God and His glorious attributes. Sing to Him and give Him the praise He deserves.
Sermon: Listen as Pastor Brian shares a message on Psalm 23:1 and reflects on God as our Shepherd. Open your heart to God’s Word and be prepared for reflection, discussion and response.
Reflect on these questions and discuss with your family, friends and/or GCG.
  1. What are some words you would use to describe a good shepherd?
  2. Share with each other moments in your life in which God displayed those attributes to you.
  3. Spend some time confessing how you as His sheep have wandered  (Who or what have you allowed to lead you other than God?
  4. Is the Lord your good shepherd ? Recite Psalm 23:1 together and recognize God’s goodness and sufficiency by saying, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
Have someone pray a prayer of confession for the group. You may use this prayer as a guide:
Heavenly Father, You are the good Shepherd, and in You we have all that we need. We are lost sheep who wander astray from our Shepherd’s guidance and protection. We seek comfort and protection from so many things in this world that only lead to dissatisfaction and disappointment. Lord, forgive us for our sins. In Jesus name, Amen.
Closing Prayer: Have someone in your group close in a prayer of supplication and asking the Spirit to transform us by His grace. You may use this prayer as a guide.
Holy Spirit we ask that You come into our hearts and teach us to trust in You as our good Shepherd. Transform our hearts and minds to forsake the wanderings and distractions of our sin, and to follow you in all things. In Jesus name, Amen.