Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 78 - June 29th 2018

Tell the Coming Generation

Read Psalm 78:1-8

  1. What is the main instruction that the psalmist gives in this passage? What reason does he give for it?
  2. How does he say he’s going to speak to them? In what form will his words be?
    1. How should this affect the way we read the rest of the psalm?
  3. What is the danger that comes from forgetting the works of God, according to the psalmist?

Application:

  1. What does it meant to tell the coming generation about God’s testimony and law? How can we do that today?
  2. Who is the coming generation that we should speak to?
  3. How can we keep from forgetting the works of God?

Read Psalm 78:9-72

  1. The psalmist refers to several points in Israel’s history. See if you can label what event different sections are referring to.
  2. What is the overall theme of this telling of history?
  3. What does God do and act like?
  4. What do the Israelites consistently do?
  5. How does God respond to them? What does this teach about God’s character?
  6. Why does the psalm conclude with celebrating David?

Application

  1. What should we learn from the pattern? What warning is there for us? What encouragement?
  2. How should we respond to this revelation of God’s character?
  3. Why is this history helpful for remaining faithful to God’s instruction?
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Psalm 3 - June 22nd 2018

Turn to God in troubled times

Read 2 Sam 15-17 for the context of the Psalm.

Read Psalm 3

  1. When did David write this Psalm?
  2. What is the situation David finds himself in according to verse 1 & 2? (Consider the context of 2 Sam 15-17 to help you understand)
  3. How does he respond to this situation?
    1. What does he say about God?
    2. What does this reveal about David?
  4. Why is this happening to David?
  5. How does God respond?
  6. What does verse 5 shows us about David? What does it tell us about God?
  7. How do the truths about God in verses 3-5 affect David? (Look at v.6-8)
  8. What does he ask God to do?
  9. What does he believe?

Application:

  1. What can we learn from David in this passage?
  2. What do we learn about God?
  3. What do you do in the midst of trouble?
    1. Where do you turn?
    2. Who do you listen to?
    3. What do you cry out? (Consider how David models crying out in this Psalm, what is the content of his cry?)
  4. How do we understand and rightly apply the second half of verse 7? (Consider the different covenantal contexts for David and us)

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