Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 100 - July 26th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 100
  2. What purpose is given for this Psalm in the superscription (that is, the introductory remarks before v. 1)?
  3. What does the Psalmist command the listener to do in v. 1 & 2?
    1. How does he say to do it?
  4. What does the Psalmist tell us about God?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 100 in one sentence.
  2. Why is it important to know the LORD is Creator? (v. 3)
    1. What does it mean we are “the sheep of his pasture”?
  3. Why is it important to know the LORD is good? (v. 5)
  4. How can God be "a forgiving God to them but an avenger of their wrongdoings?" in v. 8?
    1. How does this point 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 should we feel according to this Psalm? (Consider ways it tells us to do certain actions, as well as ways that the truths of this Psalm should make us feel)
  4. Sing "The Steadfast Love of the Lord" in response to this Psalm.
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Psalm 99 - July 19th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 99
  2. How does the Psalmist describe God in this Psalm?
  3. What does the Psalmist call the people to do?
  4. How does the Psalmist describe God’s relationship to mankind and mankind’s relationship to God?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How would you summarize the message of Psalm 99?
  2. What does it mean God “sits enthroned upon the cherubim” in v.1?
  3. What does it mean to “worship at [God’s] footstool!” in v. 5?
  4. How can God be "a forgiving God to them but an avenger of their wrongdoings?" in v. 8?
    1. How does this point to the Gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we “tremble” in light of God’s reigning? (v.1)
  2. How is our view of God challenged in light of Psalm 99?
  3. How does this Psalm encourage or command us to respond to God as he has revealed himself?
  4. What does it look like to exalt the LORD our God?
    1. Do we exalt/praise/worship God only when we gather together? Only when we sing?
  5. Sing our new song, "Only A Holy God" in response to this Psalm.
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