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Psalm 25 - July 5th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 25
  2. Who wrote the Psalm?
  3. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 1–3?
  4. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 4–15?
  5. What does the Psalmist petition the LORD for in vv. 16–21?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 25 in one sentence.
  2. How does Psalm 25 show David's penitent heart?
  3. How does Psalm 25 emphasize God's covenant promises?
  4. How does Psalm 25 point to Jesus Christ?
  5. How is v. 22 different from the rest of the Psalm?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Do you pray to live in ways of right living like David? 
    1. Do your prayers reflect the prayers of David? If not, how are your prayers different?
  2. Do you regularly confess your sins to God and to members in the church? 
    1. How can you make a practice of regular confession and repentance?
  3. When you face trouble, do you cry to God for deliverance?
    1. What does it look like to depend on God for rescue?
  4. Sing "O How Good it Is" together with one voice.

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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