Today I’d like to introduce a new resource, a booklet called “The Lord is My Shepherd – That’s Enough.” It’s a summation of my upcoming sermons from Psalm 23; and we’ve printed and packaged it for bulk distribution. It’s cheap enough, yet readable and reliable enough, to give to friends or pass along to prospects.
Offer it to guests at church. Leave it with hospital patients and in doctors’ offices. Mail it to a bereaved friend or a lonely relative. Give a copy to your pastor. Share it with neighbors. Everyone, after all, loves the 23rd Psalm.
The title comes from a story I found in my clippings. Years ago, when Saturday newspapers carried sermon topics for the next day, Rev. R. I. Williams of Fairmont Park Methodist Church of Norfolk picked up the phone and called the newspaper to give them his sermon topic.
“The Lord is my Shepherd,” he said.
The person on the other end said, “Is that all,” and Rev. Williams said, “That’s enough.” The next day the church page carried his sermon topic as: “The Lord is my Shepherd—That’s Enough!”
The simple lesson is that if we make the Lord our Shepherd, He’ll see to it that one way or another all our needs are met.
- He meets our External Needs, our physical needs—food, clothing, the necessities of life.
- He meets our Eternal Needs—salvation, heaven, everlasting life. John 10 says: “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand.”
- He meets our Internal Needs—Psalm 37:3 says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (NKJV). He’s concerned about our emotional and relational needs, and He has promised to meet each one in His own way and timing.
What’s your greatest need right now? Tell your Shepherd, and claim Psalm 23 as your own.
PS – Here’s more information about ordering copies of the Psalm 23 booklet.