Sections IndexOld Testament
  1. The laments of the Hebrews called upon the LORD God to remember His people who are suffering, be faithful and deliver them.
  2. The LORD sends His Son who targets those who are trampled and downtrodden. He comes for all, but He specifically includes the less fortunate.
  3. The LORD God declares He Himself will shepherd His sheep. He will seek them out. He will rescue them. He will save. He will gather them in. In other words, the Good Shepherd will take care of His own sheep.
  4. These words direct the people of God how to live in their identity as God’s children. We would say, this is the reality of our baptismal identity!
  5. All of this is interesting and useful in preparing a sermon, however, there are no explicit words of Gospel in this text. How does one preach without shoe-horning the Gospel into the message, perhaps in an inappropriate or confusing manner?

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