Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 99 - July 19th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 99
  2. How does the Psalmist describe God in this Psalm?
  3. What does the Psalmist call the people to do?
  4. How does the Psalmist describe God’s relationship to mankind and mankind’s relationship to God?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How would you summarize the message of Psalm 99?
  2. What does it mean God “sits enthroned upon the cherubim” in v.1?
  3. What does it mean to “worship at [God’s] footstool!” in v. 5?
  4. How can God be "a forgiving God to them but an avenger of their wrongdoings?" in v. 8?
    1. How does this point to the Gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we “tremble” in light of God’s reigning? (v.1)
  2. How is our view of God challenged in light of Psalm 99?
  3. How does this Psalm encourage or command us to respond to God as he has revealed himself?
  4. What does it look like to exalt the LORD our God?
    1. Do we exalt/praise/worship God only when we gather together? Only when we sing?
  5. Sing our new song, "Only A Holy God" in response to this Psalm.
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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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