Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 3 - June 22nd 2018

Turn to God in troubled times

Read 2 Sam 15-17 for the context of the Psalm.

Read Psalm 3

  1. When did David write this Psalm?
  2. What is the situation David finds himself in according to verse 1 & 2? (Consider the context of 2 Sam 15-17 to help you understand)
  3. How does he respond to this situation?
    1. What does he say about God?
    2. What does this reveal about David?
  4. Why is this happening to David?
  5. How does God respond?
  6. What does verse 5 shows us about David? What does it tell us about God?
  7. How do the truths about God in verses 3-5 affect David? (Look at v.6-8)
  8. What does he ask God to do?
  9. What does he believe?

Application:

  1. What can we learn from David in this passage?
  2. What do we learn about God?
  3. What do you do in the midst of trouble?
    1. Where do you turn?
    2. Who do you listen to?
    3. What do you cry out? (Consider how David models crying out in this Psalm, what is the content of his cry?)
  4. How do we understand and rightly apply the second half of verse 7? (Consider the different covenantal contexts for David and us)

Psalm 2 - June 15th 2018

The Anointed King

Read Psalm 2

  1. How are the nations described? What is their attitude towards God?
  2. What is God’s response to them? Why does he respond this way?
    1. What is this meant to teach us about God?
  3. What is God’s plan, in contrast to the plans of the rulers of the earth?
  4. How is the Lord’s Son described?
    1. Who is the Son he is speaking about?
  5. What warning does the psalmist give?
    1. What are the consequences for ignoring this warning?
    2. What is the benefit of listening to this warning?

Application:

  1. How should we respond to the Son? Why?
  2. How does this passage help us respond to opposition we face in the world?
  3. How does this passage help us worship God?
  4. The passage takes loving and submitting to the Son very seriously. Do you view it with the same seriousness? How should this affect our interactions with non-Christians? What about fellow Christians?
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