Sermon on Psalm 23 – The Lord is My Shepherd Psalms 23 – The Lord is Our Shepherd Intro – A few weeks ago my son woke up from sleep around 11PM. And so is Thomas’ question, “How can we know the way” (John 14:1-6)? Has your soul been restored? Even for someone older like Grover Crook it is an evil. The Good Shepherd provided for all His needs. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. While others of his day spoke of the chambers of death or the gates of death, David became a pioneer as he defined the tense power of death by relegating it to only a shadow. Exhort the mourners to grieve. David knew that he had received God's lavish care all his life. Absolutely amazing Fr. Funeral Messages for Believers. I love the imagery you created with light and shadow. Psalm 23 is one of the most dearly loved, soul-comforting passages of Scripture. These two tribes were continually fighting. All, except one act. We come here today to lament T's death. He never thought his life would be as full and beautiful as it was. Yes amen and amen, one foot in front of the other. Thank you for sharing it. Through repentance and faith. My heart hurts for this family, I know too well their hurt. Text: (Psalm 23:4) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. And I will not pretend to have any today. Next, David had to run for his own life, (1 Samuel 23:1-29). Thank you Anne. Psalm 23:5-6 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. It is all those things and more. Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. It is in moments like this that I have no answers, explanations, or understanding for myself or for you. He makes me lie down in green pastures. And the shadow cannot overcome or extinguish it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. A famous entertainer was once asked to recite the 23 rd Psalm in a performance. Psalm 23 Funeral Sermon are constantly needed by ministers. Like sheep we have wandered into the wilderness of sin. For a long time they failed to bring peace. And the darker the shadow, the brighter the light. He leads me in paths of righteousness. One step at a time. There is no valley here. By: Eric Westland. Only those who know the Good Shepherd will enjoy the benefits of this Psalm. For many months he sought to bring peace to them and their neighboring tribe. It’s a matrix in which God and everything and everyone are connected. In Psalm 23 David writes "Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life" (Psalm 23:6 NIV). But there is another reality, a greater reality. We have come to celebrate and remember the life of Brandy Burt. Ted Giese / March 8th 2014 /Psalm 23 . That sounds light-years away, but in fact it was only seven years ago! Posted on April 21, 2013 by Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Have you believed in the Good Shepherd? 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. you are my son - everything I have is yours! " ( Log Out /  Thank you for that. It was a difficult sermon and a hard loss. The inspiring text is often quoted at funeral services and memorial events. If ever there was a time that we need a shepherd like the LORD, it’s now. That quaint, old word lovingkindness may still be the best translation of all. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. He infected us with his life, and helped us to see the light. ( Log Out /  Furthermore, everyone who touched that child was brought into a friendly relationship with the father. It never fades. This is the reason why Jesus came to earth. The Light In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death – A Funeral Sermon on Psalm 23 By Johann Jaritz – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons Last Sunday my wife and I were in South Carolina on the way to church when we received the news that Ashley had died. That which is born of the flesh may die; that which is born of the Spirit will live forever. Public worship was an urgent, pressing necessity in the psalmist's case. David's word for God's tender affection is a term used in the ancient world to mean love that flows out of deep emotion rather than duty. This is what I’ve been looking for.” He said that he had traveled the world, gone to churches, searched in exotic and far away places, prayed in monasteries, had some wild times, and hung out with Buddhists seeking this matrix. Thank you. Every time this happened I would try to slow him down as best as anyone could and remind him, “Ashley, I haven’t created anything. Sermon. I’d like to take a few moments this morning to think about the 23rd Psalm. 1 It's a kind and gentle love. Psalm 23:1-2 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. That does not mean, however, that you and I are without hope. In this hustling world it is difficult to enjoy a pleasant repose. “From where is my help to come?” (Psalm 121) are no longer the psalmist’s words. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Funeral Sermon for Elizabeth Radons / Rev. God provided so well for him that he lacked nothing. The entertainer came back to continue the program. However, I feel that most people miss out on some of the deepest and richest truths that it has to share. Jesus Christ conquered sin, hell and the grave. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. Those who belong to the Good Shepherd receive a lavish welcome when they arrive home. Then we get to v. 4, and it doesn't fit. It’s our hope. Notes. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The image he offered is such a powerful one. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Mary Anne, thank you so very much for your kind and encouraging words. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. It seems too hard. It would be dishonest of me if I didn’t tell you this but it is in moments like that that I question everything I think and believe about our Creator. Let me be clear about this. John 10:11 says: I am the good shepherd. It is by Christ's death that we are saved from our sins. I will not mislead you by denying that reality or letting platitudes and sentimentalities echo off the valley’s walls. In the words of the poet Mary Oliver, he was “a bride married to amazement” and a “bridegroom taking the world into [his] arms” (“When Death Comes,” New and Selected Poems, vol 1, p. 10). However, I feel that most people miss out on some of the deepest and richest truths that it has to share. Can you honestly say, the Lord is my Shepherd? I’ve experienced that in my own life. Pastors will find that adding personal notes about the deceased is easy to do. I know you do Kay. It was with this need in mind, that this resource website, FuneralSermons.net, €was started. Psalm 23 has been on my mind a lot lately. Marsh,….” he would say again. Tommy knew this love. It was there the day Ashley died and it is here today. NOTE: In this Special Edition you will find that we have not included an opening illustration, as that time will normally be filled with a eulogy, or other words about the deceased. I visited John during his last days and can testify that he had this assurance. Ps 23:3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. – A Sermon On Luke 1:46-55, Seeing With The Eye Of The Heart – A Funeral Sermon on 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9, Follow Interrupting the Silence on WordPress.com, I have everything to do with you - A Sermon on Mark 1:21-28; Epiphany 4B, Casting and Mending - A Sermon on Mark 1:14-20, Epiphany 3B, What Needs To Be Left Behind? No it doesn't! It was too early and it hurts. He was not afraid of dying because God was with Him. 23, David writes, (read 1-6) Such a simple illustration, but one even Jesus used is that of a shepherd. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. Psalms 23:1 - 6 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. I’ve seen it happen in the lives of others. There’s been a mistake. He makes me lie down in green pastures. That doesn’t help anyone. Sermons – Funeral ← Sermon – Easter 3 – “Worth It?” – John 21:1-14 – 4/14/13 ... Psalm 23. When, on another occasion similar to that on which he penned this psalm, he found himself deprived of the refreshing and ennobling services of God's house, he exclaimed (Psalm 84: 2).Our text teaches us much about David as a worshipper. However He can only do this after He restores our soul. Only those who believe that Jesus died for them will be saved. Psalm 23 is the most popular and probably the most read Psalm of all. He has journeyed the pathway many times before. His son who was standing by his bedside said, No, no, father, you are dreaming. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. It is already a present reality. David paints a picture of “our shepherd” leading us into a safe, quiet place, even … This is what happened a father gave his only son to the neighboring tribe and brought peace. It’s a cruel hoax.” Then I spoke with Z., Ashley’s wife, and my denials gave way to silence and tears. The psalmist continued the sermon in his description of death as a shadow. You did create that! You won't be afraid if you know the Shepherd because He'll take you home. May God Bless You as You Share His Word! If this is death, it is sweet! It’s a way forward. Don Richardson recalls his life amongst the Sawi people of Irian Jaya in a book called The Peace Child. True hope in grief cannot come, apart of the gospel. God created us to live, not to die. Help them understand how you want them to respond to the gospel. David was satisfied. These opening words from the song “Lean On Me” speak to where we find ourselves today. Do you have this hope? In the first four verses of Ps. I don’t know when or where or how it will happen for you, but I promise you this, there will be moments when you catch glimpses of the light, and the day will come when the light pierces the shadow. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is not my doing. Do you have a personal relationship with Him? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. b. Transcript. The word repent means that we stop going our own way and return to the Shepherd. Firstly, Relationship. Sermon Psalm 23 The Shepherd Who Cares. It’s what attracted you and me to him. He makes me lie down in green pastures. Ashley was contagious. He restores my soul. Will you repent of your sin and believe in Him? But let’s look at this passage closely: 1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Verse 6 summarizes really well the life of those who follow the Good Shepherd. He knows the way and He will personally lead you home if you are His sheep. Don’t you believe a word of it. Psalm 23:1-2 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Yes, the shadow of death is our reality today. Rev. I don’t. He can't restore us if we don't listen to His voice. That greater reality is what illumined his life and made him so tender hearted. And neither do you. Worship is a necessity to the spiritually awakened soul. After he finished everyone gave him a generous round of applause. Thank you. And you won’t be surprised when I tell you this. Ted A. Giese / Tuesday April 30th 2019: Season of Easter / Psalm 23 "The Green Grass of Home" The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. = Admit that you are a sinner and can't save yourself. Why do we need the Shepherd to restore our soul? And I listened to Ashley’s stories about how it happened time and again in his life. That’s why we must stay close, walk together, and continually remind ourselves and one another that a shadow cannot exist apart from light. The hard-working servant of the community, whether it be by hands or by brain that he chiefly performs his part, is apt not only to feel a strong necessity for rest, but to pant and sigh for a more retired and soothing kind of rest than his position often permits him to attain. The restoration He gives is forgiveness of sin and peace with God. And then he would tell me about you Z., and you M., and you O., and you R., and you A., and you too T. You all are the threads woven throughout his matrix. At 4:30 am on Monday morning the Good Shepherd lead our brother to paradise. God is calling me, and I must go. Feel free to edit, mix and match, and use whatever is appropriate for your particular service. The light is always shining behind the shadow, and the shadow will never overcome it. But, if we are wise . After this an old man was asked to present the same Psalm. I am sorry for that. The story is told of a wealthy London businessman who searched many years for his runaway son. Funeral Sermon Contributed by Michael Bolin on Mar 26, 2011 (message contributor) based on 4 ratings (rate this sermon) | 26,748 views ... and Psalm 23 voices such a warning. I don’t want to accept that reality. His first impulse was to avoid the beggar, but there was something strangely familiar about him. Amen. The Light In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death – A Funeral Sermon on Psalm 23, What Is The Songline Of Your Life? He restores my soul. Learn how your comment data is processed. Our lives are always being shepherded. This sermon may be particularly helpful when conducting a funeral of someone the minister did not personally know. I know that in my head but I have a hard time facing that in my life and in the lives of those I love. When he finished there wasn't a dry eye in the place. That does not mean we are without hope. Thank you for adding so much to the meaning of it all. Sometimes it takes all we have just to take the next step. Share. But it is His resurrection that enables us to walk in the paths of righteousness. One foot in front of the other. Change ). And I think you know exactly what I mean and how I feel. Today the familiarity, poetry, and beauty of the 23rd psalm have a different tone. How can we walk in the paths of righteousness? The proof of that is not in what I say but in the life Ashley lived. This is the best funeral sermon I’ve ever read/heard for a tragic death. “No, this couldn’t have happened. The promise of God's provision, sins forgiven, a constant companion and a home in heaven only applies to those who know Him. Ashley, I suspect, would describe it as what he called “the matrix.” Shortly after coming to St. Philip’s he started telling me about experiencing the matrix. I don’t think I knew that. No one wants to. Psalm 23:1-6 The Lord Is My Shepherd. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. It is, rather, proof that the light is also here. Marsh,” he would say, “You’ve created a spiritual world. David wrote this Psalm from personal experience because he too was a shepherd. Or does death frighten you? Psalm 121: A Funeral Sermon Ministry Today 42: March 2008 By Paul Beasley-Murray Chair of Ministry Today and Senior Minister of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford I can‟t remember when Alan and Alison first began to attend our church - it must have been toward the end of the last millennium. This is what the Good Shepherd has done for us. Life is really real here. But the odd thing, even if we may not feel it yet, is that we lament with hope. The shadow is dark and the valley is long and deep. Kelvin, yes, it was a difficult sermon. Call it the light or call it the matrix, it doesn’t matter. I do hope you and you family are well. His beloved Son brought them eternal peace with Himself. Only the shepherd can restore our souls from the ravages of sin. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. Summary: A "generic" message based on Psalm 23 that easily accomodates a variety of situations. The Sawi then realized that this was what God had done for them. Even when we don’t see it the light accompanies us through the valley. I know that I preach as much or more to myself as to anyone else. Psalm 23 has become a daily adventure for me as I try to imagine what it means for me each day. In the Revelation to John it is that one seated on the throne saying, “See, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:2-7). Your observation of ‘no shadow without light’ is a vision I treasure. I am so sorry about your father’s death. We must believe that He died for our sins and that He rose again to give us new life. It’s trustworthy. How can you have assurance when you face death? And it’s love that is embodied in the image of the Good Shepherd (Psalm 23; John 10:11-16). God's provisions are certainly available, but only if the Lord is your shepherd. I also trust and hope, though, that you’ve had some glimpses of the light. I Know the Psalm, But He Knows The Shepherd. The valley of the What also works for me is the reminder each day that “the Lord IS my shepherd” as I make my way down the path. Will you obey the Good Shepherd? Often the weather closes in and you can't see where you are going. John 10:26-28: You do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. Everyone was touched by his devotion to the Shepherd. A few hours before entering the Homeland, D. L. Moody caught a glimpse of the glory awaiting him. Before starting the program he said, I know the Psalm, but he knows the Shepherd! Click play to listen to the audio version of this sermon. That was an outstanding funeral sermon, and ( I guess) an exceptionally demanding one for you to preach. The light has been with us from the beginning. This will continue forever and ever. I was overcome with grief, disappointment, and anger that death had taken a husband, a father, a brother, another son, and my friend. It’s not true. Topics: Funeral Service. He lived this love. Dr. Philip W. McLarty . He leads me beside still waters. He couldn’t physically contain the joy, life, and vitality of the matrix within him. Psalm 23 is a great Psalm to read and be comforted. Some call that light God or Jesus. This was because all demonstrations of kindness expressed by the Sawi were regarded with suspicion. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I love the connection you make with the Prologue of John. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Every one of you here today, whether you know it or not, is a part of that matrix. 307 views. Others understand it as the power of resurrection. Psalm 23 says: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. The valley is real and the shadow is here. A large audience filled the large auditorium. Grace, mercy and peace be to you from God our Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ. Funeral Sermons On Psalm 23 are constantly needed by ministers. - A Sermon On Mark 1:14-20, "Follow Me" Moments - A Sermon On Mark 1:14-20, When A Loved One Dies - A Funeral Sermon on John 14:1-6, Recognizing The Stranger Within - A Sermon On Mark 1:21-28, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. But a guide can get you through because he knows the way so well. A Funeral Sermon Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow. Because it is the nature of sheep to wander away from the safety of the fold. I was born in the flesh in 1837; I was born of the Spirit in 1856. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. If you travel through the mountains passes of Tibet you need a guide. He was at peace because he knew the Good Shepherd would lead him home. Marsh for adding a new dimension to my understanding of “the shadow” being backed by a source of light. I pray God’s healing and consolation for you. And please don’t hear what I have just said as an answer or explanation. Awakening from a sleep, he said, Earth recedes, Heaven opens before me. The Good Shepherd leads us in the paths of righteousness. Marsh – just what I need to read tonight. Pastor Vince Gerhardy. Moody said to a friend, someday soon you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody of Northfield is dead. = Believe that Jesus died for you and rose again. By following the Jesus, the Good Shepherd. ( Log Out /  God's sheep will never again leave His house. “Oh Fr. Outline series – 52 Funeral Sermons – there will be more to come! A short time elapsed and then, following what seemed to the family to be the death struggle he spoke again: This is my triumph; this my coronation day! The value of the words and their expression at the end of life is well established. The shadow is not the ultimate reality. MAN'S WANT OF GREEN PASTURES. a. I am glad it was what you needed Deb. Last Sunday my wife and I were in South Carolina on the way to church when we received the news that Ashley had died. Beautiful, as your preaching usually is. David called the Lord, My Shepherd. They are your questions too. c. = Confess that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. He is the only one to journey through death and come out victorious. There are times when we get excited about Psalm 23, and say Amen. He … By making this journey with the Shepherd. The Shepherd fed David in peaceful green pastures. “Oh Fr. It is good to have someone in whom we trust we will truly be safe. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. Until that day comes when the light pierces the shadow – and it will – our challenge, our hope, and our way forward is to put one foot in front of the other. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. He said he never expected to find it here in Uvalde and in Utopia. No, said Mr. Moody, I am not dreaming: I have been within the gates: I have seen the children’s faces. PSALM 23 SERMON OUTLINES The Lord Is With You In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death (5 of 6) Isaiah spoke of it as the Sprit of the Lord God bringing good news, binding up the brokenhearted, and comforting those who mourn (Isaiah 61:1-3). I shall have gone higher, that is all — out of this old clay tent into a house that is immortal, a body that sin cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body fashioned into His glorious body. It’s given me new insight into John 1.v.5. 23, David takes the gentle picture of a shepherd with his sheep to describe the relationship God has with us and we with Him. You are correct, we do not walk alone. It is not. Hebrews 13:20-21: Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Only He can make us right with God again. 1 Peter 2:25: For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. That is easier said than done. My heart goes out to you with having to preach what had to be a profoundly difficult sermon for your friend. Copyright © 2009-2021 Michael K. Marsh and Interrupting The Silence, Some Rights Reserved. He knows the way. We ask Jesus to restore our souls. Goodness and mercy follows them all their lives and then they dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Do you have this same assurance? Psalm 23 is the most popular and probably the most read Psalm of all. He refreshed him with cool water from a quiet stream. You may know the 23 rd Psalm, but do you know the Good Shepherd? I know it’s not easy. Funeral Sermon Psalm 23 are constantly needed by ministers. It brings comfort and encouragement to all who read it. That light does not undo what has happened or magically make everything better. for His name's sake. You have simply awoken to what has always been here, what has aways been within you.” The matrix Ashley experienced is the light behind the shadow. A Short Funeral Sermon with Reference to Psalm 23, "My Way" and "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World": for Dixie Senecal In the words of the song Curtis sang, My Way, Dixie’s end and final curtain in this life has come. Funeral Sermon Psalms 46:1-3. Today we “walk through the valley of the shadow of death” (Psalm 23). If a father gave his own son to his enemy, his sacrificial deed showed that he could be trusted! I saw it in his eyes. we know that there's always tomorrow. We received that news with overwhelming shock and disbelief. I am glad it added a new dimension for you. On this first anniversary of my father’s death, it is especially comforting to me. The table here speaks of feasting and fellowship. I. Jesus offers salvation to the all but many won't believe Him. Does this mean that everyone will be saved by Christ's death? Your honesty and hope are perfect. The more Ashley spoke about the matrix, the faster he talked and the more excited he got until he just started bouncing, and his arms flapping about. When God guided David to the throne he actually walked him through the valley of the shadow of death, (as a shepherd leads his flock to green pastures over the valley of death) and God’s hand of deliverance was over him even in the valley of death. Light. They are mine. It brings comfort and encouragement to all who read it. What is the one thing necessary for a shadow to exist? If not, will you ask Christ to be your Shepherd today? We have all been touched by the tragedy of little Sophie Delezio, the little girl who was badly burnt when a car crashed into her Childcare Centre. Funeral of Reg Schultz [Psalm 23] (7-Oct-2013) This was preached at a gathering of the St Paul's Lutheran Church, Darnum (1.30pm) at the St Peter's Anglican Church, Leongatha. When the beggar approached and asked if the man could spare a few shillings, the businessman realized he had found his long lost son, crying " A few shillings? Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. We received that news with overwhelming shock and disbelief. Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. But there are other times when we read Psalm 23 and heave a sigh, thinking "I don't feel like the sheep in Psalm 23 right now. If you had died last Monday morning would the Good Shepherd have lead you home? King David, the human author of Psalm 23, knows the truth about death. Her tiny body bears the scars of this horrible accident. But all of this was because David knew the Lord. One afternoon he was preparing to board a train to London when he spotted a man in ragged, dirty clothing begging for money from passengers along the station platform. Thank you Jerry. Funeral Sermon for Jacob Hodel - Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Today, however, will not let us escape that reality. D.L. It is in moments like this that I face the fact that death is an everyday reality. Unlike the business man's son David knew He belonged to the Lord. It is glorious! He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. The passage begins with this familiar reassurance: "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want." That is our way through the valley of the shadow of death. 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