Sermon Bible Study Guides

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 121 - August 10th 2018

Where Does Our Help Come From?

Read Psalm 121:

  1. What question does the psalmist start with? What does it mean that he lifts his eyes to the hills?
  2. What is the answer he provides to his own question?
  3. What reasons does he give for why the Lord is his help?
  4. There are several different metaphors or word pictures to describe the Lord. Consider each one--what do those different pictures communicate about God?
  5. Can you summarize the general promise this psalm states?

Application:

  1. What does it practically look like to look to the Lord for help?
  2. How should this shape the way you live? What would look differently, if you were able to live according to this promise all the time?
  3. How should we think about the promise that God will keep you from all evil? Does this mean that Christians cannot sin? What does it mean, and how should we live in response to that promise?