Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 32 - July 27th 2018

Blessed are the Forgiven

Read Psalm 32:

  1. Who does David say is blessed (1-2)?
  2. What situation does he describe himself in? What is the cause of his anguish (3-4)?
  3. What led to his relief (5)?
  4. What application does David give in light of this relief (6-7)?
  5. What are his concluding instructions?
    1. What should we not be like? What does that mean?
  6. What two situations are contrasted at the end? How does this conclusion relate to the point of the psalm?

Application:

  1. What does this psalm teach us about confessing our sins? Have you experienced this to be true?
  2. What definition of godliness does this psalm provide?
  3. How does sin relate to godliness in this passage?
  4. How should this affect the way we live together as Christians?
  5. How should we respond when other Christians confess sin and genuinely repent from it?

Psalm 14 -- July 20th 2018

Seeking the Lord

Read Psalm 14

  1. How is humanity described in this psalm?
    1. Is this a blanket statement that’s completely true of all people?
    2. Are there any hints in the text that might suggest otherwise?
  2. How is wickedness described? What is the fundamental issue or problem?
  3. What are the evildoers attempting to do?
  4. What will God do?
  5. God is described as a refuge for the poor. What does that mean?
  6. How does the psalm end? What tone does it have? What explains the shift in tone from the beginning to the end.

Application:

  1. What does this psalm teach us about humanity? How should that affect our day-to-day interactions?
  2. Should we imitate the Lord in being a refuge for the poor? What would that look like?
  3. If lack of knowledge is connected to seeking God, what kind of knowledge should we seek to gain? What are ways that you can pursue that?
  4. The psalmist praises the Lord, even though his prayers for salvation haven’t been answered yet. How does your heart do at praising God while waiting for answers to prayer?

 

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