Episode 043 – Psalm 23 Pt 10: Answering Your Questions

Key Passage(s): Psalm 23

Over the last nine episodes, we’ve been digging into Psalm 23 and I’ve been encouraging you to ask your questions. In this episode, I seek to answer those questions. The discussion entails everything from how we teach our kids to understand the Bible’s context to leaders being intentional about setting aside times for rest and renewal to discussing whether Jesus was beaten with a shepherd’s “staff,” “rod,” or something else, and much more. May this discussion help round out some additional aspects of Psalm 23 as we seek to live out the truths of this psalm in our lives.

Discussion Questions

  • Were there any “aha” moments for you in the answers given that helped you better understand a facet of Psalm or just life in general?
  • It was mentioned that a good shepherd is not only aware of the environment, but how each sheep needs to be led uniquely in that environment. As a parent, leader, coach, and/or friend, etc., what stuck out to you about how to do the same?
  • Where do we (as parents, teachers, churches, etc.) need to do a better job of training our children to understand the Bible so they won’t have as much to “unlearn” in the future?
  • Overall, what’s been your biggest takeaway from this series on Psalm 23?
  • Have you begun living out the most significant truths addressed in this series in your life? If so, how? If not, what’s the next step you need to take in doing so?

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  1. Larry Johnson November 27, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Our Encore class has been watching your series with great interest.

    We love your treatment of this very familiar scripture.

    Thank you very much and we all wish you a blessed Christmas season.

    • Brad Gray December 4, 2018 at 11:24 am - Reply

      That is so great to hear, Larry! I’m honored. And may you have a blessed Christmas season as well.

  2. William Black November 27, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    yea tho I/we walk through valley–life on earth
    fear not the evil one–because of the promises of YEHOVAH in TORAH (rod and staff) thereby my –faith being established in Him by obeidance to same, thus a degree of —peace, which is temporary–since we go out into the -valley of the shadow of the evil one–the next morning til we sheep die, then full–rest.. By that belief in His personality and His “only begotten Sons personality”-TORAH–ones faith is not presented ambigiously but must be firmly attached to it.
    One must ask, What gave the presented “great ones of faith” in our OT such acvtive progressive -faith? TORAH–it was all they had,but it comes vehemently attached to YEHOVAH AND YASHUA and the Holy Spirit,who were ? all-“from the beginning”, thus as Shema says—one!
    Teach your kids TORAH w love and grace and see what YEHOVAH does.
    Context of reading Genesis, Eden and Eve w apple will have to read in context of puberty-thus a different version then.
    KJ written with being read to children-in mind as Hebrew is much more adult level.
    Translation idea is a must but w b scarey to some since it seems to attack K J as a whole.
    Jes sayen.
    Love it Brad–Shalom!

  3. Doug November 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    This series revealed much about the original context of Psalm 23 … and its relevance for today.

    The verses will never look the same, nor will my walk.

  4. Mary Ann Robinson November 28, 2018 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Please add me to the teachings and emails. I unsubscribed by mistake.

    • Brad Gray December 4, 2018 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Hi Mary Ann, you should be back on the list.

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