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Psalm 95 – 7 August 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 95
  2. What commands are given?
    - How are they described?
  3. What reasons are given for the commands?
  4. How is God described?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What kind of psalm do you think this is?
  2. What do v.3-5 tell us about God?
  3. How do they compare or contrast with v.6-7?
  4. How would you divide up the text? Give each section a title.
  5. What happened at Meribah and Massah?
  6. How does "Today if you hear..." and following relate to the first half of the psalm?
  7. What does it mean to "harden your heart"? (v.8)
  8. Why do you think the psalmist wrote the song that way?
  9. How does this passage relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should these verses affect our worship?
  2. Read Hebrews 3:7-4:13. How does the author of Hebrews apply these verses?
  3. How should this psalm affect us "today" and every day" How do we not "harden our hearts"?
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Psalm 86 - August 9th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 86
  2. Who wrote the Psalm?
  3. What book of the Psalter is Psalm 86 in?
  4. What does the Psalmist tells us about himself?
  5. What does the Psalmist petition God for?
  6. How are the nations included in his prayer?
  7. What different types of prayers are included in Psalm 86? (e.g. petition, praise, thanksgiving, confession, etc.)

INTERPRETATION

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 86 in one sentence.
  2. How does the Psalmist contrast the wicked and God?
  3. What is the main request the Psalmist asks for?
  4. How does the Psalm connect to the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. In light of this Psalm…
    1. What should we believe about God?
    2. What should we believe about ourselves?
  2. What does this Psalm command us to do in response?
  3. How do you need to crying out to God?
  4. How should you respond on the day of trouble?
  5. Sing "In Christ Alone" in response to this Psalm.
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