Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 119:1-24 - August 18th 2017

How should we respond to God’s Word?

Read Psalm 119:1-24:

  1. Who does the psalmist address in the psalm?
  2. What actions does this portion of Psalm 119 encourage in relation to God’s Word? (discuss all these different actions, what they mean, and how they overlap/differ)
  3. In light of this passage how should we feel about God’s Word?
  4. What role does the psalmist have in living according to God’s Word? (what’s our responsibility?)
  5. What does the psalmist ask God to do? (what’s God’s responsibility?)
  6. What is the result of faithfully engaging with and keeping God’s Word? What is the result of not doing so?

Application:

  1. How does this psalm change your view of God’s Word/Instructions?
  2. What if we don’t feel this way about our Bibles? What can we do? How can we encourage one another?
  3. What have been some tools or disciplines which have helped you engage with God’s Word and see it’s effects in your life?
  4. What is the purpose of studying God’s Word? What is the desired goal?
  5. How does this passage fit into the overarching storyline of the Bible and it's message concerning Christ?

Psalm 107 - August 11th 2017

Give thanks for God’s steadfast love

 

Read Psalm 107:

  1. What are the people called to do and why?
  2. Why were they in trouble?
  3. How does God save them?
  4. How should they respond?
  5. How has God redeemed us (Christians)?
  6. How is our “trouble(s)” similar and/or different to the Israelites?
  7. How should we respond? (consider both corporate applications and individual applications)
  8. How would you define the steadfast love of the Lord?
  9. How can we encourage one another to consider the steadfast love of the Lord?
  10. How does thinking about the steadfast love of the Lord make us wiser?

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