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Psalm 96 – 14 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 96
  2. Identify repeated words, themes, ideas.
    2.1   What actions/commands are mentioned in the psalm?
            2.1.1 Who is doing them?
    2.2   What adjectives are used to describe God?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why is God worthy of worship?
       - How is God described?
       - What has God done?
       - What is God doing?
       - What will God do?
  2. How does God compare to other so-called 'god's?
  3. What is "the glory due God's name" (v8)?
  4. What does it mean God will judge the peoples...
    "with equity" (v10)?
    "in righteousness" (v13)?
    "in his faithfulness" (v13)?
  5. How does this passage point to the Lord Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Why do we struggle to worship the Lord like this?
  2. Who can you tell of the Lord's salvation (v2) and marvelous works (v3) that you haven't done?
  3. What idols are you tempted to put above God and trust in (v5)? How does this psalm help you reorient your perspective on them?