May 3, 2020 – Ellinwood Worship Guide

3rd Sunday After Resurrection


I believe everyone has heard of or even memorized the 23rd Psalm. It’s a poem and has been called the sweetest psalm ever written. Everyone is quoting Psalm 23 to be comforted.

Since this psalm is so familiar, we’re in danger of missing the depth of its meaning. Because its setting is in the world of sheep and shepherds, many of us today can slide right past its richness. Are you aware the Bible refers to us as sheep nearly two hundred times? This is not usually a compliment because sheep are smelly, stubborn, short-sighted and prone to wander.