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LESSONS FROM THE SHEEP (7 of 7)
Lessons from "Father" Nature
Ken D. Trivette
I. SATISFIED SHEEP!
A. The Certainty He Expressed
B. The Contentment He Enjoyed
II. STRAYING SHEEP!
A. Sheep Drifting from the Shepherd
B. Sheep Disciplined by the Shepherd
III. SHEPHERDLESS SHEEP!
A. A Dangerous Condition
B. A Deprived Condition
1. There are many animals that are mentioned in the
Bible, but none with the frequency of sheep. Sheep are
mentioned in at least 33 books of the Bible. From
Genesis to Revelation we find numerous references and
descriptions of sheep. Of all the creatures in the
Bible, God uses sheep to describe you and me more than
2. In our text we are reminded that God is our source
of life. The Psalmist states, "He is God: It is He
that hath made us, and not we ourselves." God is our
source of life! He is our Creator.
3. Furthermore, the Psalmist speaks of the wonderful
relationship we His creation can have with Him for we
see that God is not only our source of life but also
our Shepherd in life. We read, "We are His people, and
the sheep of His pasture." We have been brought into
relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ
whereby He is our Shepherd and we are His sheep.
4. The Psalmist declared in Psalm 95:7, "For He is our
God; and we are the people of His pasture, and the
sheep of His hand." Because of this wonderful
relationship we enjoy we join with the Psalmist and
say, "So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will
give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy
praise to all generations" (Psalm 79:13).
5. There are many things I could say about sheep and
many ways we could look at sheep. The Bible describes
several different descriptions of sheep, but time will
only permit us to look at three types of sheep. The
first type of sheep that I want you to see is the:
I. SATISFIED SHEEP!
1. When we think about sheep in the Bible ...
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