The Hillcrest Church Podcast

When you need rest…The Good Shepherd

August 15, 2019

The Good Shepherd
Pastor Alisha Riegel
August 11th, 2019

Psalm 23 (NIV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.

Sheep will only lay down if:

1. They have nothing to be _____________ of

2. They are free from ______________ friction

3. They are free from the _______________ of flies/parasites

4. Their bellies are __________

1. Sheep will not lay down when they are _____________

Isaiah 54:17 (NIV)
“no weapon forged against you will prevail…”

We may be in the valley facing difficult times, but it is the ______________ of death

Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)
“But those who ________________________________ will find new strength.”


2. Sheep will only lay down when they are free from ___________________________

When the Shepherd shows up, all eyes are on __________

3. Sheep won’t lay down when they’re being ______________

Psalm 77:19 NLT
“Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters – a pathway no one knew was there!”

He is the one who ______________________________ and creates paths that we didn’t know were there.

4. Sheep won’t lay down unless their _________________________

God created us to be refreshed and filled up, but not with ______________________________________________________.

He designed us to be filled up by ____________.

______ refreshes my soul.

Matthew 11:28 (NLT)
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to ______, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and _________ will give you rest.

Jeremiah 17:8 (NLT)
8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with _______________________________.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.