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March 3, 2021 7:00 am
From the Lord were finding studios in Memphis Tennessee umpiring Tyler Curie Vaughn, the CEO of love refining. Today Adrian Rogers in a series the secret of satisfaction or everybody desires to be satisfied right no CS Lewis said one time that we would never be 100% content until we are in the presence of the Savior love that state. What is satisfaction really all about. Will to start off a series why not listen listen to Adrian Rogers, the true secret of satisfaction is not a secret at all, is found in the Lord. The key to this song. This wonderful Psalm is right on the front door. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. In the rest of the Psalm is really a list of the things that we will not want for when we can say it and mean it. The Lord is my shepherd the things of this world cannot satisfy them and when we get what we want. We don't always want what we get.
But when we have the Lord in him and him alone and him only in him always is radio genuine satisfaction Curie with that understanding of satisfaction from Adrian Rogers. I really like today's message how to handle stress part one at a Psalm 23 the great Psalm and you read it. He makes me to lie down in a God sometimes has to make us right. Be still and know that I'm God, but I think when that happens when we are we are lying down. We are forced to look up and we know that our security is in our Savior number two. One of the biggest commands in the Bible we see it over and over and over again, do not fear. Do not fear.
Do not fear, and I think as we come to rest in the fact that God is our anchor that we may toss we may tilt but we will never turn over right because our resting place is in him will and is so much to get stressed out. You're sitting in traffic. Sometimes you're late for an important meeting watching the minutes tick away.
Then a tiny control center in your brain decides to send the order sin.
The stress hormones you know why we've all been there. Sure, and so we need to maybe take a breath and in is beside the still waters is the Psalm says relax yes and it we've been too blessed to be stressed right I mean is we look at our lives know God has always been faithful and so what God is done what he's doing. More importantly, what he's going to do. But here's the deal. Byron, the cross was enough and so because of God's faithfulness. We can also rest in that because he has a proven track record. Yes, that is a good word there.
Curie no reason for stress could be that we forgot to take time to slow down and to be still and know that God is who he is.
He's got know he's in control.
So why we stressed that's right that's right. We always enjoy hearing from our love refining friends all across the US and around the world with a right and let us know how this program is ministering to them how it's helping them grow in their walk with Christ is one Rogers to our spiritual Wonderful 5511, My Word Will Not Return Void. But It's Also the Ministry Low Were Finding It Is Profound Truth. Simply Stated, Truth That Is Relevant for Today Will with How to Handle Stress.
Part One. Here's Adrian Rogers You Know That We're Preaching Now through the 23rd Psalm and This Is the Second Message and Today Were Going to Be Looking at Verse Two.
He Maketh Me to Lie down in Green Pastures He Lead Me beside the Still Waters That Psalm 23 and Verse Two Now That She and the Middle East Get up and Began to Graze in the Browse about Four in the Morning. Shepherd Begins to Lead Them Out Of the Sheepfold and It Was Still on the Grass Is Very Quiet in the Sheepfold Will Graze and Browse and Nibble Their and Then about 10 or 11 in the Morning, the Sun Is Very Very Hot and It All Possible. The Shepherd Will Find Some Secluded Place. Hopefully Some Shady Place with Green Grass and Allow the Sheep to Lie down in the Sheep Alive after Three or Four Hours and Just to Because It's at That Time When the Sheep Gets Quiet When the Sheep Gets Stale and Begins to Digest That Grass That It Has Ingested. That Is to Come up and Ruminate Our to the Card. It's at That Time That She Is Growing the Fastest.
It's at That Time the Sheep Is Putting on the Fact Putting on the Wool Maturing. Every Shepherd Knows How Important It Is for You. She Have a Client. He Made Me Collide. I Will Talk to You Today about How to Deal with Stress or How to Handle Stress. Stress Ever Problem for You. So Many Folks I Know Are All Stressed up and Nowhere to Go. You Just Tense and Frenetic and Running around so Busy so Much in a Hurry and Sometimes We Think That It All Almost Wrong for Us to Be Quiet. The Beast Called Her Pastor and She Said Pastor I Try to Call You All Day Monday and I Couldn't Get to What He Said Monday Is My Day All Is That I Was Resting. I Took a Day off.
She Said the Devil Never Takes Time off. He Said Yes and If I Did Not Be Just like the Devil Palace Info God Wants to See the Learn How to Get Quiet and to Lie down in the Green Passages and to Drink from the Still Waters. They Tell Us That She Really Don't like to Drink and Many of Them Will Refuse to Drink from Rushing Gurgling Stream When His Dreams like That in the Middle East Where the Springs Come up Out Of the Mountainside and Rushed down through the Ravine, but the Sheep Are Afraid to Break a Bad but They Will Bring. When the Water Gets in Some Quiet Pool so He Deleted Me beside the Still Waters. Now Folks I Want to Talk to about How to Handle Stress. The Reason Why We Stressed out, They Why We Stress Because We like Sheep Psalm 100 Verse Three Says We Are the Sheep of His Pasture. That's How God Describes Us We Are the She Is Pastor Say about One of Lie Machine Folks God Was Necessarily Trying to Complements When He Said We Were like She I Mean, That's Not Really a Compliment. It's a Description I Got to Thinking about Sheep and Studying about She Got Been Doing A Lot Of Reading about. She and I'm Impressed One More Time That a Sheep Is Not the Smartest Animal around the Matter-Of-Fact the Sheep Is Overloaded with Numbness Really You Go to the Circus. How Many of You Never Going to Circus and Seen a Trained Sheet You Horses, Lions, Tigers Even Pay Us but Not a Trained Sheet.
I Sheep Is Really Not a Very Intelligent Animal Are. She Is an Animal That That Just Is Not Too Smart.
What You Say Hey I'm Pretty Smart Matter-Of-Fact I Graduated the Top of My Class, You Misunderstand What I'm Saying. I'm Talking Now and Spiritual Round.
You See, Jesus Had to Say to Nicodemus Who Is Very Intelligent.
He Was a Master in Israel. But Jesus Had to Say to Him. Are You a Master in This Railing, yet You Don't Know These Things. You See, He Was Intellectually out There but Spiritually He Was Ignorant of the Bible Says There Is None That Understand, No Not One in the Spiritual Realm We like Sheep. Okay, Not Only As a Sheep Gondola to Something Else about a Sheep Are Sheep Are so Defenseless, so Defenseless They Can Defend Themselves Very Well. A Horse Can Run a Lion Can Buy to Tiger Can Claw Bear Can Cross Cross, You Know What He Can Do a Snake Can Strive, but She Hearing He Can't Run Has Poor Eyesight. He Doesn't Have Good Hearing Are She Is Pretty Defenseless. As a Matter Fact, the Bible Speaks of As a Lamb Headed toward the Slaughter. Just Kind of Defenseless You Think of Sheep As Needing Someone to Defend and Folks That's the Way We Are Is Reason Why the Apostle Paul Had to Say to the Corinthians. Our Sufficiency Is of God That Is Weak, We Don't Have It in Ourselves, but Not All. Do You Think of the Defenselessness of the Sheep and Not Only Do You Think of That Bigness of the Sheep without a Something Else about Sheep or Sheep That Have a Good Sense of Direction. I Sheep Is Easily Lost One of the Bible Say in Isaiah Chapter 53 Verse Six All We like Sheep Have Done What Going Astray. Sheep Will Browse Here Nibble, He Browse Here, Nibble Here Is Just Further and Further Away and He Doesn't Know He's Getting Further Away, but He Gets Further Away from the Flock Further Away from the Pole Further Away from the Shepherd and Then He's out There and Is Lost.
That Is My Method Is Lost We Can Find His Way Home the Cows Come Back the Barn the Horse Comes Back to the Stable Trying Get Rid of the Cat Make They Come Here. The Homing Pigeon but Never Homing Sheet They Don't Come Back.
They Have To Be Sought. They Have To Be Brought Just the Nature of Folks Sheet and What Did God Say about His People in Hosea Chapter 11 Verse Seven. My People, My People Are Backsliding for Me That Means in Plain English We Have a Tendency to Get Away from God.
That's the Sheep Make and When You Think about These Things When You Think about Bigness of the Sheep and the Weakness in the Defenseless Nature.
Machine and When You Think about the Propensity to Get Lost. SMC and Then You Think about the Dependency of Sheep or Sheep Need Somebody Take Care Of a Sheep Is so Dependent on Mr. Keller Who Wrote a Book about She Said That a Sheep Sometimes Can Become What We Would Call Cass to See AST That Is It a Rose over Sometimes on Its Back and Can't Get His Calls Are All up in the Air and It Doesn't Have Enough Athletic Ability Don't Have Enough Dexterity Just to Roll over and Get and Sometimes Were Lying down to Just Find Itself with Its Paws All up in the Air and Cannot Get Back on Its Feet. It's Vulnerable to the Vultures and to the Wolves, and so Forth, but Also the Gases Begin to Build up on the inside and the Sheep Gets Bloated and before Long It Will. The Circulation Is Cut off and She Is Called Cass. She Will Die. I Think That's What David Had in Mind When He Said, Why Art Thou Cast down All My Soul. How We Get in the Cass Position and the Shepherd Needs to Come and Pick the Sheep up and Put the Sheep Back on Its Feet As He Ever Done That for You.
I Mean, When You Were down and Couldn't Get up and You Could Get Yourself up. Thank God for the Ship. You See, Listen Folks like She and Because We Are like See That's Why We Have a Tendency to Be Stress Not Necessarily a Complement to Call Associate but It's a Fact We Are His People and the Sheep of His Pasture. Now, Having Said That, How Do You Handle Stress What I Believe Verse Two Has A Lot to Say about How to Handle Stress.
The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want. He Maketh Me to Lie down in Green Pastures He Lead Me beside the Still Waters.
The Three Things That Are Pointed out to Me in This Verse Because Many Many Many More Things Than 33 That I've Chosen This Morning to Talk about and First of All Is the Security We Have in the Ship. The Security We Have in Our Shepherd.
I Want You to Say to Yourself I Am Secure in Jesus. You See, He Lead Me. He Maketh Me Is That He John My Shepherd and Remember That We Said That Jehovah of the Old Testament Is the Jesus of the New Testament. Jesus Said I Am the Good Shepherd.
Jesus Is the Good Shepherd, Jesus Is the Great Shepherd, Jesus Is the Chief Shepherd Is the One Who Makes Us He's the One Who Leads Us Now Put This Verse in Your Bible in Matthew Chapter 9 and Verse 36 the Bible Says That When He Saw the Multitude He Was Moved with Compassion Because They Fainted and Were Scattered Abroad like She Having No Shepherd.
When Jesus Saw the People of His Day. He Saw Them Scattered Running Frantic Here and There Failing Fainting, Complaining, Full of Stress. The Bible Says He Was Moved with Compassion. You Know What That Word Moved Me in Matthew Nine Verse 36 Very Powerful Word 11 Means He Was Convulsed Composed. I Mean It.
It Has the Idea of Just Hurting Right in Here, He Was Moved with Compassion toward Compassion Mean Calm Meaning with an Passion, Meaning to Feel or to Suffer Jesus Was Convulsed As He Felt with Those Sheet He Saw the Machine Having No Shepherd. That's What Caused Them to Leave Heaven and Come and Die for Us As You Think of the Shepherd.
My Different Think of Compassion and Then As You Think of the Shepherd.
Think Also of Care.
Let Me Give You One the Most Beautiful Verses in All of the Bible Isaiah 40 Verse 11, He Shall Feed His Flock like a Shepherd with the Flock. He's the Shepherd, He Shall Gather the Lambs with His Arm. He Shall Carry Them in His Bosom. He Showed Gently Lead Those That Are with Young in That Right onto Glad the Lord Is so Tender to onto Glad God Gives Us What We Need and Not What We Deserve As Ever Carried You in His Bosom Yelling That When the Lamb Is Weak and He Takes These Little Baby Christians, Those of the Lambs.
They Don't Know Anything. Many of Them Brand-New Christians They Come Out Of Some of Them Come out Almost Sheer Paganism. I Don't Know Anything They Give the Heart the Jesus We Are so Wrong to Put Them through a Theological Task Were so Wrong to Say No You Can't Do That You Must Do This and Why Did You Fail Jesus Done Them That Way You Know I Jesus Does of the Lands Eczema Puts Him in His Bosom, and Cares of Folks When I Was a Little Lamb. Thank God He Carried Me If He Did, and I Never Would've Made. I Might Even Just Savoring Harvard. I Always See His Compassionate and He's Not Caring Shepherd Carries Us Not Only Listen Is a Compassionate and Caring, but Is Another Characteristic.
He's a Courageous Shepherd Are Courageous Shepherd. I Love That about Our Lord. Remember Reading Maren John Chapter 10 That's the Great Chapter That Deals with the Good Shepherd, Jesus, and I'm the Good Shepherd. Then He Said Something Very Wonderful in John Chapter 10 and Verse 11. He Said I Am the Good Shepherd.
The Good Shepherd Giveth His Life for the Sheep. But He That Is in the Hireling and Not the Shepherd Who Is All the Sheep Are Not See If the Wolf Coming and Leaving the She and Flee a Little Wolf Capture Them and Scatter the She the Hireling Flee the Good Shepherd Giveth His Life for the She Now Folks, the Wolves Were after Me and Thereafter You. There Were Many, Many Dangers for the Sheep in That Day There Were Wolves and Bears, Liens, Thieves Who Would Come and Slaughter and Steal the Sheep by Wild Dogs and Scavengers of All Kinds. And Jesus Set up All Shepherd, One Whose Only Paid by the Hour Hireling Flee Here. Leave the Sheet but He Said Shepherd Will Fight for His.
She I Remember Reading in the Bible about the Disciples That Jesus Don't You Go to Jerusalem Don't Go down There.
Jesus It's Dangerous down There Jesus down There That Will Hurt You, Jesus down There They Going to Kill You. So Whatever You Do, Bible Says, He Said, His Face like a Flint toward Jerusalem Just like the Current Courage of Our Shepherd. My Different. I Want to Tell You That When You Understand That You May Be Weak like a Sheet but You Have a Compassionate Shepherd, Caring Shepherd in a Courageous Shepherd to See the Hireling Flee the Good Shepherd Given His Life. Sheep You See in That Same Chapter and Verse Seven, John 10 Verse Seven Jesus Said I Am Door of the Sheep You Say Is He the Shepherd, or See the Door. The Answer Is Yes They Shepherd Becomes the Door I've Seen the Sheepfold the Shepherd Will Build an Enclosure Out Of Stones about so High Just a Big Circle or Square He Brings All the Sheep inside That's the Sheepfold. He Counsel and Make Certain That They're All Secure and Then the Shepherd Has an Opening about That. Why Where the Sheep Come in and out and We Get All the Sheep in It.
All the Sheep Are Counted. Shepherd Will Lie down Right across That Opening. Nobody Gets in, and Nobody Gets out without Him Knowing the Shepherd Is All I Am and What Jesus Is Saying There's Nobody Can Get to You to Become through Me You like That, but I like That That's the Reason He Said My Sheep Hear My Voice and I Know Them and They Follow Me and I Give Them Eternal Life, and They Shall Never You See Folks Listen What You Need in Order to Deal with the Stress Number One Security. He Maketh Me. He Lead Me.
I May Be Weak like a Sheet but He's the Strong Shepherd.
He's the Good Shepherd.
That's the First Thing I See in This Verse Is Security and That Security Helps Me to Deal with Stress That They What Else I Say Not Only Do I See Security but I See Sufficiency Is a Look at It.
He Maketh Me to Lie down in Brown Whether Pastors Is That It He Leads Me beside Muddy Stream Dried up Water Brooks Ono.
He Maketh Me to Lie down in Green Pastures.
He Leads Me beside the Still Waters. All I Need and More I Find in the Lord Jesus Christ to See Why We Get Stress Well We Get Stress Because We Think Our Needs and I Got Agreement and We Would Just Say All My Goodness I Don't Have What I Need to Remember That Passage over There in Matthew Lord Is Telling Us Not to Worry, and He Tells Us. They Say What People Worry about Is Away so Don't Worry about What You Going to Eat That Food and Don't Worry about What You Know Where That's Fashion.
Don't Worry about These Things, Food, Friends, Fame and Fortune Fashion Fitness and That That's What People Worry about Jesus after All These Things to the Gentiles Seek. And We Said Gentiles, an Unsafe Is Not Saying These Things Are Not Important. It Is Those Were Not Important, but He Said One Safety First the Kingdom of God's Righteousness. All These Things Will Be Added. These Things Don't Even Take on Significance into You Had Your Deepest Needs Met. You See, What Is He Talking about When He's Talking about Green Grass and Still Waters, Do You Think He's Just Talking about Having Your Bank Account Full Lesson Psalm 22 Psalm 23 and Psalm 24. Our Primitive Song. Now Go Back to Psalm 22 and Look in Verse 26 the Meat Shall Eat and Be Satisfied. What Shall They Eat Will Look in the Rest of That Verse. They Shall Praise the Lord That Seek Him to Say That That's the Food They Shall Praise the Lord That Seek Him like If You're Willing Verse 29. All David Be Fast upon the Earth Shall Eat and Worship You See That All the Fat Guy Was Healthy She What Does the Green Grass. Talk about. It's the Green Pastor of His Word. What the Stillwater Speak the Still Waters of His Spirit Find My Friend, Your Satisfaction and Him and If You Don't Find Your Satisfaction and Him You Going to Be Stressed or Not They Want to Be Stress Because the Deepest Needs of Your Heart Will Never Be Met. Remember What Jesus Said in Matthew Chapter 4 Verse Four Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone, but by Every Word That Proceeded Out Of the Mouth of God That the Bible Is Do You Want Brandy to the Natural Man. And Then Jesus Said in Matthew Chapter 5 Verse Six Blessed Are They Which Do Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness for They Shall Be Filled and Coming up Tomorrow Will You the Insightful Conclusion of This Important Message but Maybe You Have Questions regarding Your Faith in Jesus How to Receive the Forgiveness That He's Offering You Right Now We Are Offering a Resource on Our Website. It's Called the Discover Jesus Page You'll Find Answers There.
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