Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 47 - August 3rd 2018

Rejoice, The Lord is King

Read Psalm 47:

  1. What is the instruction given in the first verse of the Psalm?
  2. What reasons are given for that instruction (v2-4)?
    1. Why should those reasons result in praise?
  3. What is God’s position in relation to the world according to the psalm?
  4. What is the position of God’s people in relation to the world?
  5. How do the rulers (princes) respond to his rule in this psalm?
    1. How is this different from other psalms (like Ps. 2)?
    2. How does this fit with what is described in verses 2-4?
  6. What is the reason given for the rulers’ response to God?
  7. What is the result of all this?

Application:

  1. Do you rejoice in the Lord’s rule?
  2. What does it mean that the nations are subdued under God’s people’s feet? How does this apply to us as Christians today?
  3. How should we relate to the world based off of this psalm?
  4. How should we respond to the fact that the princes gather as God’s people? How does this apply to us?
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Psalm 32 - July 27th 2018

Blessed are the Forgiven

Read Psalm 32:

  1. Who does David say is blessed (1-2)?
  2. What situation does he describe himself in? What is the cause of his anguish (3-4)?
  3. What led to his relief (5)?
  4. What application does David give in light of this relief (6-7)?
  5. What are his concluding instructions?
    1. What should we not be like? What does that mean?
  6. What two situations are contrasted at the end? How does this conclusion relate to the point of the psalm?

Application:

  1. What does this psalm teach us about confessing our sins? Have you experienced this to be true?
  2. What definition of godliness does this psalm provide?
  3. How does sin relate to godliness in this passage?
  4. How should this affect the way we live together as Christians?
  5. How should we respond when other Christians confess sin and genuinely repent from it?

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