Study Guide: The Lord is My Shepherd

Sunday October 26, 2008 | Shawna Boren

Focus Scripture:

Brief Summary:

In the familiar Parable of the Lost Sheep, Jesus shows us a God who, out of his great love, goes after outcasts deprived of opportunities, safety and rights. Sharing from her own personal experience, Shawna illustrates this love and helps us understand the extreme nature of God’s goodness.

Reflection Questions:

  1. What does it mean to say that Jesus is our Good Shepherd?
  2. Why is it so hard for religious insiders to see God as a Shepherd?
  3. Why is it so hard for outsiders to see God this way?
  4. How does God as a shepherd challenge traditional views of God to which you have been exposed to in the past?
  5. With whom do you relate to most in the story?