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Psalm 97 – 21 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 97
  2. Look for repeated words, themes, ideas.
    a.   How is God's presence described? (v1-5)
    b.   What actions/commands are mentioned in the Psalm?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does it mean that "righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne? (v2)
  2. What does the description of God's presence communicate about him?
  3. Who/What is "Zion"? Who are the daughters of Judah? (v8)
  4. What does it mean that "Light is sown for the righteous"? (v11)
  5. How does this passage point to the Lord Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this vision of God compare to how you think about God?
    a. What difference does it make?
  2. How does one grow in hating evil?
  3. Where do you search for joy and gladness?
  4. What would a life marked by rejoicing in the LORD look?

Ecclesiastes 3–5:7 - May 3rd, 2019

A Time for Everything

Read Ecclesiastes 3–5:7

  1. List all the different seasons/times the Preacher gives in Ecclesiastes 3:1–8
    1. How would you summarize Ecclesiastes 3:1–8?
  2. What is the reason the Preacher says God's put eternity into man's heart? (3:11)
  3. What do we learn about justice in Ecclesiastes 4:1–16?
  4.  Summarize Ecclesiastes 5:1–7 in your own words
    1. What does the Preacher say about our speech?
    2. What does the Preacher say about making vows to God?

Application Questions

  1. What do the different seasons of life tell us about life under the sun?
  2. How does Ecclesiastes help us from an overly simplistic view of pain and suffering in the world?
  3. How does Ecclesiastes help us not be taken by surprise?
  4. How does the fact that judgment is certain help us walk the Christian life?
  5. What practical steps do you need to take to prevent laziness or being overly busy? 
  6. Glorify God by singing "Behold Our God" together

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