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The Good Shepherd

Date: August 20, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Luke 9:14-15 & Ezekiel 34:1-6, 11-16 |


Luke 9:14-15 & Ezekiel 34:1-6, 11-16—The Good Shepherd

Lesson 1: ______ ____________ the Good Shepherd (Eze 34:11-16; Heb 13:20; 1 Pet 2:25, 5:4; John 10:11; Psa 80:1).

Lesson 2: The Good Shepherd:

  • Part I: __________ the sheep (Eze 34:11-12a; Luke 15:4-5, 19:10; Matt 10:5-6, 15:24).
  • Part II: __________ the sheep (Eze 34:12b; Matt 27:45).
  • Part III: __________ the sheep (Eze 34:13-16 cf. Luke 9:13-16; Psa 23:1 cf. Mark 5:39 & John 6:10).
  • Part IV: ________ ________ ______ ________ for the sheep (John 10:11-13; 1 Sam 17:34-37).

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Psalm 91:11-13

Day 1: Read Ezekiel 34:1-6 & discuss: Can you think of evil shepherds (false teachers/prophets) in our day? What are some of their lies and/or false teachings? How do they influence the culture today like the false teachers did in Ezekiel's day? How can you make sure the teachers you follow/listen to are good shepherds?

Day 2: Read Ezekiel 34:11-16 & discuss: Have each family member provide at least one example of how they see Christ as the Good Shepherd. How does He practically play that role in your life and the life of others? What are some ways you might be resisting Him as your Shepherd?  

Day 3: Read Ezekiel 34:11-16 & Luke 9:14-15 & discuss: How has God fed you, sought you out, rescued you, and/or made you lie down? Do you know the testimony of that reveals God as a Shepherd that feeds, seeks, and rescues? How does Jesus look like a shepherd in the Gospels aside from the ways Pastor Scott presented?

Pray for those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col. 4:3, 2 Thess. 3:1): Pastor Scott and John LaPierre

Pray for these church members/families (1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:18, Col. 1:9): Drew & Melody Anderson, Lori Anderson, Crystal Anderson, Laurel Anderson, Tony & Roxanne Aria

Pray for “kings” and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2): Local: Cowlitz Co. Board of Commissioners ; State:State Rep. Brandon P. Vick ; Nation: Senator Maria Cantwell

Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38): Those we directly support: James & Christina Post (Wycliffe),An Unreached People Group: Tuareg (Muslim, Niger)

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