Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 86 - August 9th, 2019

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.)


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?

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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Luke 1:46-55 - December 15th 2017

Mary’s Song of Praise

Read Luke 1:46-55

  1. How does Mary describe God in this song of praise? (Look at names, titles, and descriptions)
  2. Why does Mary praise God? What has God done for her?
  3. How has God treated different kinds of people in this song?
  4. Why does God treat them differently?
    1. What is God’s posture towards different people any why? (Look for repeated words, ideas, or themes)
  5. Why has God acted to help Israel?
  6. How does that relate to us as the church? (Consider Gen. 12:1-3 - Abrahamic Covenant, and Gal. 3:27-29)
  7. How does the birth of Jesus show God’s mercy to us?


  1. What does Mary model for us?
  2. What kind of people does the Lord bless?
    1. How can we cultivate this?
  3. What kind of people does the Lord oppose?
    1. How can we fight this?