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Psalm 98 – 28 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 98
  2. Look for repeated words, themes, ideas.
    a.   What commands are given? To whom?
    b.   How and why are they given?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How would you divide up the passage? (Give each section a heading).
  2. What are God's "right hand and his holy arm" referring to? (v1)
  3. What salvation has been made known? (Consider the original audience).
  4. What does it mean he "has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel"?
    4.1 What is his "steadfast love and faithfulness"?
  5. What do we learn about worship from v4-6?
  6. How does God judge in righteousness? (Think about how the gospel answer this question).

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about who God is in the psalm?
    a. What difference does it make?
  2. When are you tempted to doubt God's steadfast love and faithfulness?
  3. How can the truth of this psalm comfort you in those moments?
  4. Do you sing regularly to the Lord? What do you sing about?
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Psalm 97 – 21 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 97
  2. Look for repeated words, themes, ideas.
    a.   How is God's presence described? (v1-5)
    b.   What actions/commands are mentioned in the Psalm?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does it mean that "righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne? (v2)
  2. What does the description of God's presence communicate about him?
  3. Who/What is "Zion"? Who are the daughters of Judah? (v8)
  4. What does it mean that "Light is sown for the righteous"? (v11)
  5. How does this passage point to the Lord Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this vision of God compare to how you think about God?
    a. What difference does it make?
  2. How does one grow in hating evil?
  3. Where do you search for joy and gladness?
  4. What would a life marked by rejoicing in the LORD look?

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