July 23, 2017

Confidence: You are with me

Preacher:
Passage: Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd

Well, we have arrived at the single most recognizable psalm in the Bible. Believers and unbelievers, students of the Word and the biblically illiterate alike know the words, “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.” I hope the familiarity of Psalm 23 will not mean that we tune out in any way this week. This psalm has a powerful message for us about trusting God no matter the circumstances. We can be confident in the face of every dark valley that we are compelled to travel because of the assurances that God gives us in this poem.

As part of this message, I’m eager to have you hear the very fresh story of one of our members, Patti LaRose, who faced down “the valley of the shadow of death” just a few weeks ago. I know you’ll be blessed and inspired by her story.

Pastor Todd

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Sermon Notes

Out of the Depths: Praying the Psalms
Confidence: You are with me
Pastor Todd Dugard // Psalm 23
July 22-23, 2017

I am confident in the face of every dark valley that I am compelled to travel because…

...I lack nothing: God provides for me (v. 1–3a)

...I fear nothing: God protects me (v. 3b–4)

...I despair over nothing: God promises me (v. 5-6)

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