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The Great Shepherd by Pastor Melissa Scott

June 25th, 2010

In Hebrews 13, there’s a passage-I’ll put this all together in a minute. Let me put the information on the board and then we’ll put it all together and it will make perfect sense to you and to me.

Hebrews 13:20, “Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.” You read it there, Hebrews 13:20, He is the Great. Here He was the Good, He was with them. Here He’s the Great and that passage speaks of the Shepherd resurrected.

The first one He was still with the disciples, He’s the Good Shepherd, and He was still with them. Hebrews 13:20 it speaks of the Great Shepherd, the One who was raised from the dead. So we now are encountering the Shepherd, the shepherd hood of Christ if you will; while He was with them, as the resurrected Christ, the Great Shepherd, He is with us now.

And the last place to see Yahweh Roiy would be in I Peter 5:4. There it speaks of the Chief Shepherd and in that context; in that context let’s read one more passage out of the Psalm. And I need to go back and put these in order because I put them slightly out of order. “I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever,” that’s verse 6 of Psalm 23. You’re saying, “I’m not following you yet.” Well stay with me and I promise you, you will. Here in this one it says, “I’ll dwell in the house for ever.”

The Great Shepherd better I put them out and lay them out for you. The Great Shepherd, this particular example here, I said He restores my soul. ┬áHere we go. Let me try and line them up so makes sense. David is saying Yahweh Roiy and in that expression, which encompasses all the provision-I’m going to cover that word-all the provision, all the needs, everything that you could possibly need, want or desire is provided for. In fact if you comb the names of God, probably every concept that every name of God would fit in there because when the sheep are sick and need care who tends to them? The Lord is my shepherd. When the sheep are hungry and needs provision, Jehovah Jirah.

Pastor Melissa Scott

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