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Psalm 96 – 14 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 96
  2. Identify repeated words, themes, ideas.
    2.1   What actions/commands are mentioned in the psalm?
            2.1.1 Who is doing them?
    2.2   What adjectives are used to describe God?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why is God worthy of worship?
       - How is God described?
       - What has God done?
       - What is God doing?
       - What will God do?
  2. How does God compare to other so-called 'god's?
  3. What is "the glory due God's name" (v8)?
  4. What does it mean God will judge the peoples...
    "with equity" (v10)?
    "in righteousness" (v13)?
    "in his faithfulness" (v13)?
  5. How does this passage point to the Lord Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Why do we struggle to worship the Lord like this?
  2. Who can you tell of the Lord's salvation (v2) and marvelous works (v3) that you haven't done?
  3. What idols are you tempted to put above God and trust in (v5)? How does this psalm help you reorient your perspective on them?
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Psalm 95 – 7 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 95
  2. What commands are given?
    - How are they described?
  3. What reasons are given for the commands?
  4. How is God described?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What kind of psalm do you think this is?
  2. What do v.3-5 tell us about God?
  3. How do they compare or contrast with v.6-7?
  4. How would you divide up the text? Give each section a title.
  5. What happened at Meribah and Massah?
  6. How does "Today if you hear..." and following relate to the first half of the psalm?
  7. What does it mean to "harden your heart"? (v.8)
  8. Why do you think the psalmist wrote the song that way?
  9. How does this passage relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should these verses affect our worship?
  2. Read Hebrews 3:7-4:13. How does the author of Hebrews apply these verses?
  3. How should this psalm affect us "today" and every day" How do we not "harden our hearts"?
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