Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 79 - July 13th 2018

Lamenting and Repenting

Read Psalm 79

  1. What historical event are verses 1-3 describing? (see 2 Kings 25 or Jeremiah 52)
  2. How does the psalmist respond to this tragedy?
    1. What questions does he ask of the Lord?
    2. What requests does he ask of the Lord?
  3. What reasons does he give as to why the Lord should do what he’s asking for?
  4. How does he end the psalm? How can you explain the shift in tone?


  1. What does this psalm teach us about how to lament and grieve?
  2. Why should the psalmist expect mercy or compassion? How can this strengthen or encourage us?
  3. The psalmist repents and asks for forgiveness even in the midst of grief. Do you think to confess sin in the middle of hardship or suffering? What helps you do that?
  4. What can we learn from his requests for judgment on the nation’s enemies? Are these appropriate prayers for us today?
  5. How does this psalm help us love Jesus more?

Genesis 6:9-7:24 - June 1st 2018

Wrath and Rescue

Read Genesis 6:9-7:24

  1. How is Noah described? Who else has been described this way?
  2. What does God instruct Noah to do? Why does he tell Noah to do this?
  3. How does Noah respond?
  4. What does the Lord instruct Noah to do next? What does the Lord do then?
  5. Who and what is saved through the ark?
  6. The waters cover the face of the earth. What scene already described in Genesis does this refer back to? What do you think Moses is teaching in describing them in the same way?


  1. What do we learn from this passage about how God views sin?
    1. Why are all living things on earth destroyed when it is man who is sinful?
    2. What does this teach us about the dangerous effects of our own sins?
  2. What do we learn about God’s mercy and provision in this passage?
  3. How should this affect the way we view sin?
  4. How should this affect the way we think about God’s care for us?
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