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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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Psalm 94 – 31 July 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 94
  2. What are repeated words/phrases/ideas?
  3. What are the connected words in the passage?
  4. Who is mentioned in the passage?
    a. What do we learn about God?
    b. What do we learn about the wicked?
    c. What do we learn about the righteous?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What kind of psalm do you think this is?
  2. What complaint does the psalmist have?
  3. Discuss the rhetorical questions in the psalm, what do they teach?
  4. How would you divide up the text? Give each section a title.
  5. In your own words, how would you state the big idea of the psalm?
  6. How does this connect to the gospel of Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Does the idea of God's judgment/vengeance comfort or concern you?  Why?
    a. Based on the psalm, how should these truths affect you?
  2. What hope is there for the believer given from this psalm?
  3. What warnings are there?

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