In part 4 of “Peace in the Pandemic” we will discover how God uses His shepherd’s rod and staff as He walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 NKJV

Walking through the valley…

1.  (Death is not a destination)

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.  Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 NASB

2.  (Develops Intimacy with the Shepherd)

Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the LORD your God is the One who will go with you; He will not leave you or abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6 CSB

  • (The ultimate journey of faith)

“…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”                                          —Jesus; Matthew 28:20 NASB

The Rod

(Protection for the Shepherd and flock)

(Disciplinary Purposes)

(To examine and count)

(The Word of God)

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB

The Staff

(Identifies the Shepherd)

(A symbol of concern)

Used for:

        (Gathering)

        (Guiding)

        (Guarding)

(The Spirit of God)

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them shout for joy forever. May You shelter them, and may those who love Your name boast about You. For You, LORD, bless the righteous one; You surround him with favor like a shield. Psalm 5:11-12 CSB

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