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Psalm 101 – 4 September 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 101
  2. Look for repeated words, themes, ideas.
    a.   Who is mentioned?
    b.   How are they described?
  3. How does David pledge to live?
    a. What actions does David say he will do?
    b. What actions does David say he won't do?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What categories of action are mentioned? (i.e. how would you group them?)
  2. What does it mean to "ponder the way that is blameless"? (v2)
  3. How would you define "integrity of heart"? (v2)
  4. What "worthless" things might be set before his eyes? (v3)
  5. Who are those that "fall away" and what are their works? (v3)
    5.1 How might the cling to David?
  6. What is/are:
    - "slander" (v5)
    - "a haughty look and arrogant heart" (v5)
    - "practicing deceit" (v6)
  7. How would David "cut off all the evildoers from the city of the Lord"? (v8)
    7.1 Where is the "city of the Lord"?
  8. How would you divide up the passage? (Give each section a heading).
  9. How does this passage relate to Jesus and the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we imitate David's example? (How does the gospel connect?)
  2. In what ways do you personally need to follow David's example in putting off certain thoughts/deeds and putting on others? (Note: putting off = repent of, putting on = pursue)
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Psalm 98 – 28 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 98
  2. Look for repeated words, themes, ideas.
    a.   What commands are given? To whom?
    b.   How and why are they given?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How would you divide up the passage? (Give each section a heading).
  2. What are God's "right hand and his holy arm" referring to? (v1)
  3. What salvation has been made known? (Consider the original audience).
  4. What does it mean he "has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel"?
    4.1 What is his "steadfast love and faithfulness"?
  5. What do we learn about worship from v4-6?
  6. How does God judge in righteousness? (Think about how the gospel answer this question).

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about who God is in the psalm?
    a. What difference does it make?
  2. When are you tempted to doubt God's steadfast love and faithfulness?
  3. How can the truth of this psalm comfort you in those moments?
  4. Do you sing regularly to the Lord? What do you sing about?

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