David C Cook COVID-19 Response


Make a Joyful Noise

Lesson 5 


Fall 2021


By: RLD Editorial Team 


October 03, 2021

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Lesson Focus:

Thank God for being our faithful shepherd.

Bible Basis:

Psalm 100

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Thank God for being our faithful shepherd.

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Music Video, Traditional: “The Old Ship of Zion” by Valor
Music Video, Multicultural: “Here I Am” by Kevin Levar
Music Video, Contemporary: “Be Thou My Vision” by Urban Doxology
Guzik’s Commentary on Psalm 100
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Psalm 100
Gill’s Exposition of Psalm 100

Memory Verse:

 Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
—Psalm 100:3

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

“I kept meeting people with expertise but without an opportunity to mentor,” says Deborah Heiser, founder of The Mentor Project. In a recent interview in Forbes, Heiser explained that this led to her forming a non-profit organization with the goal of connecting experts in science, law, business, and finance with students around the globe for free. One example happened at the height of the pandemic, when the organization connected a 16-year-old inventor with two mentors: an innovator and an intellectual properties lawyer. “A patent is out of the realm of possibility for most people,” Heiser said, “but because they worked each week with him for free, he could get a patent pending! And, for a 16-year-old, this is a life-changing experience.” The Mentor Project pairs world-class mentors with students eager to be shepherded, and the results are powerful.

Psalm 100 reminds us that we are the sheep and God is the shepherd. It is a powerful metaphor for how wise and knowledgeable God is and how simple and sometimes clueless we are. Happy is the “sheep” who attends to the guidance of the divine shepherd.


  • Who have been your key mentors?  
  • When have you “stumbled into” a situation that you came to see as the result of God’s shepherding?
  • In what other ways is the shepherd/sheep metaphor applicable in the Christian life?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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