Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 86 - August 9th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 86
  2. Who wrote the Psalm?
  3. What book of the Psalter is Psalm 86 in?
  4. What does the Psalmist tells us about himself?
  5. What does the Psalmist petition God for?
  6. How are the nations included in his prayer?
  7. What different types of prayers are included in Psalm 86? (e.g. petition, praise, thanksgiving, confession, etc.)

INTERPRETATION

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 86 in one sentence.
  2. How does the Psalmist contrast the wicked and God?
  3. What is the main request the Psalmist asks for?
  4. How does the Psalm connect to the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. In light of this Psalm…
    1. What should we believe about God?
    2. What should we believe about ourselves?
  2. What does this Psalm command us to do in response?
  3. How do you need to crying out to God?
  4. How should you respond on the day of trouble?
  5. Sing "In Christ Alone" in response to this Psalm.
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Psalm 73 - August 2nd, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 73
  2. Who wrote the Psalm?
  3. What book of the Psalter is Psalm 73 in?
  4. What does the Psalmist tell us about God?
  5. What descriptions does the Psalmist in reference to the wicked?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 73 in one sentence.
  2. Explain the contrast between how God treats the wicked vs. how God treats his people.
  3. Why does the Psalmist say, "...in vain have I kept my heart clean..." in v. 13?
    1. How does the Psalmist view himself in light of God?
  4. How does the Psalm connect to the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. In light of this Psalm…
    1. What should we believe about God?
    2. What should we believe about ourselves?
  2. What does this Psalm command us to do in response?
  3. How do you need to grow in trusting God?
  4. Sing "A Mighty Fortress" in response to this Psalm.

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