Psalm 23 (437)
                                                         I WILL FEAR NO EVIL

  Introduction

       A.  Verse four marks the halfway stage.
             1.  In verses 1-3 the sheep has been boasting about his shepherd to his unfortunate
                  neighbor.
             2.  At this point it is as though the sheep turns and speaks to his shepherd.  “Yea though
                  I ……………

  I.  A description of The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death in Israel:

      Location-

      Information about the valley-

      Dangers-

      The feelings of the sheep who have a good shepherd-

II.  The shepherd’s rod:


III.  The Shepherd’s staff:


IV.  Our experiences with “valleys” in our lives.  Examples:

      A.  The LORD is there.  Jehovah Shammah

      B.  Poem by Mary Stevenson

      C.  Comforting scriptures:

            1.  Psalm 57:1-2 (450)

            2.  Psalm 46:1-3 (446)

            3.  Hebrews 13:5-6 (891)

            4.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (852)

            5.  Romans 8: 9,10,16,35-39,28 (834)

Closing:  Read Psalm 23:4 together.