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in Psalm

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?
in Haggai

Haggai - November 30, 2018

Consider your ways

Read Haggai 1

  1. Who was Haggai?
  2. What was his message to God's people? (Hag 1:1–11)
    1. What did he ask them to build?
      1. Why does he ask them to build it? (Hag 1:7–8)
    2. Why hadn't they built it yet? (Hag 1:4, 9)
  3. How do the people respond? (Hag 1:12–15)

Read Haggai 2 

  1. What does God call the people to do in Hag 2:1–9?
    1. What promises does God make to his people in these verses?
  2. What analogy does Haggai use for God's people in Hag 2:10–19?
    1. What does this analogy say about the people's relationship with God? 
      1. Before restoration of the temple began did the people repent?
      2. After the restoration began what does God promise?
  3. What is Haggai told to tell Zerubbabel in Hag 2:20–23?
    1. What is depicted in Hag 2:21–22?

Application:

  1. What was wrong with the people's priorities in Hag 1:1–11?
    1. How can we get distracted in our priorities?
  2. Why is it important to respond quickly when God calls you to repentance?
  3. What do we learn about God's sovereignty from the book of Haggai?
  4. How does Haggai encourage God's people to pursue holiness?

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