Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 4 - June 28th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 4
  2. Who wrote Psalm 4?
  3. What petitions does he make in v. 1?
  4. What laments does he make in v. 2?
  5. Who does the LORD set apart for himself in v. 3?
  6. Where does David say to put your trust in v. 5?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does David call on God and ask to be heard in v. 1, while in v. 3 he affirms that the LORD hears when he calls?
  3. Is it a sin to be angry? (v. 4)
  4. What blessing is "the light of your face upon us..." referencing in v. 6?
    1. Why does David use this?
  5. How does this Psalm point to Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Do you struggle to trust God, why or why not?
  2. Are you joyful despite your circumstances, why or why not?
  3. When you sleep, are you confident that in Christ you have all the safety you need, why or why not?
  4. Sing "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" to one another and to God.
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Ecclesiastes 11:7–12:14 - June 21st, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 11:7–12:14
  2. What does the Preacher say to remember in Eccl. 11:7–10?
  3. What does the Preacher say about youth in Eccl. 11:7–10?
  4. What does the Preacher say to remember in Eccl. 12:1–8?
  5. How does the Preacher end the book of Ecclesiastes? 

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does the Preacher say to rejoice in youth? (Eccl. 11:9)
    1. What does it mean to "walk in the ways of your heart"? (Eccl. 11:9)
  3. Why does the Preacher end with reminding the reader to fear God and obey his commandments? (Eccl. 12:13–14)
  4. Why does the Preacher continue referencing death and the end of life throughout the book?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can you do to "remember your Creator"? (Eccl. 12:1)
  2. Are you prepared for the day of judgment?
    1. How do you know if you are or aren't?
  3. What changes have you made in your life because of the book of Ecclesiastes?
  4. Sing "Whate'er My God Ordains is Right" to one another and to God.

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