Table Talk: Week of May 7, 2017

Whether or not your children were able to make it to Sunday school, you can still engage them in this week’s story.  Please read the summary, look up the story online,  in your bible, or a children’s bible,  and begin the discussion.  Increasing your child’s biblical knowledge will be foundational in their faith development.  What a gift to provide a child.  Adults also reap the benefit of digging in deeper to these stories. 

The Good Shepherd

This week in Sunday School your children heard about how God, and Jesus with him, cares for us like a shepherd, bringing us to good grass and still waters and protecting us from danger.  We can see how he was there in the past and he will be there in our future, supporting us in good and hard times. The 23rd Psalm affirms that God is always with us, with Jesus caring for us as a Good Shepherd.

Karen Thompson, owner of Thompson Border Collies, speaks during a herding demonstration at the Virginia Scottish Games, held at Great Meadows in Fauquier County, Virginia. // September 3, 2016

Table Talk Questions

  1. In what ways is God with us?
  2. What things remind us that God has been there in the past?
  3. Where can see God’s presence in our daily lives?
  4. What gives us hope as we follow God into the future?

Psalm 23

The Divine Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;

he leads me beside still waters

he restores my soul

He leads me in right paths

for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley

I fear no evil;

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff—

they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord

my whole life long.