The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
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.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
~ Addresses ~
The Lord is My Shepherd: In our opening topic, to be held on Friday evening, we will consider what it means to call the Lord our Shepherd. Who is this Shepherd? How does he love, lead and guide us? When we have the Lord as our portion, we will not lack any good thing. Do we find our fullness and confidence in Him?
Contentment: Contentment in our modern world seems elusive and is the goal of so many of our endeavors, yet Psalm 23 assures us that joyful, refreshed living is possible. How do we find this happiness? What does being a sheep belonging to the Great Shepherd mean for contentment?
Fear Not: Just as we can be motivated by a search for contentment, we can also live lives saturated with fear and anxiety. Concerns for the direction of our governments, our nations’ futures, the environment, our own personal safety and futures can all directly oppose our desire to live fruitful, faithful lives. How do we follow Christ in times of joy and in times of suffering? Is it possible to flourish in the midst of evil, hardship and persecution?
Safe with the Shepherd: Our final and ultimate safety can only be found in the Shepherd of our souls. How will goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life? What does it mean to dwell in the house of the Lord forever?
~ Workshops ~
The Power and Privilege of Prayer
Am I Really My Brothers’ Keeper?