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Psalm 79 - July 13th 2018

Lamenting and Repenting

Read Psalm 79

  1. What historical event are verses 1-3 describing? (see 2 Kings 25 or Jeremiah 52)
  2. How does the psalmist respond to this tragedy?
    1. What questions does he ask of the Lord?
    2. What requests does he ask of the Lord?
  3. What reasons does he give as to why the Lord should do what he’s asking for?
  4. How does he end the psalm? How can you explain the shift in tone?

Application:

  1. What does this psalm teach us about how to lament and grieve?
  2. Why should the psalmist expect mercy or compassion? How can this strengthen or encourage us?
  3. The psalmist repents and asks for forgiveness even in the midst of grief. Do you think to confess sin in the middle of hardship or suffering? What helps you do that?
  4. What can we learn from his requests for judgment on the nation’s enemies? Are these appropriate prayers for us today?
  5. How does this psalm help us love Jesus more?

Psalm 23 - July 6th 2018

The LORD is my shepherd

Read Psalm 23

  1. What does David teach us about God?
    1. What is God like? (Unpack the metaphor - what is a shepherd like? What do they do?)
    2. What does he do?
    3. Why does he do it?
  2. What do we learn about David?
    1. Where is he? (consider his situation(s), and what these poetic descriptions indicate)
    2. Where does God lead him?
    3. How does he feel?
  3. What is David's hope or confidence, and why?

Application:

  1. How does this apply to us since we are not David?
  2. How does David's hope become our hope?
  3. How does this point to/relate to Jesus Christ?

 

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