1. Read Ps. 23:4.  Pastor Stephen noted how the shepherd’s rod is used for protection.  How have you seen the rod of the Good Shepherd at work in your life?

2. Read Ps. 23:4 & 139:23.  Pastor Stephen shared that the rod is also used for inspection and revelation..  How have you seen the inspection and revelation of God in your life?

3. Pastor Stephen shared that the staff of the Shepherd is used to guide us as the Shepherd places the tip of the staff on the sheep and walks with the sheep down paths that seem to scary for the sheep.  Discuss how you have seen God do this in your life.

4. Read Micah 5:2,4-5.  Discuss how Jesus fulfills this prophecy in history and in your life.