Sermon Bible Study Guides

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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in Mark

Mark 14:26-52 - February 22nd, 2019

Denied and arrested

Read Mark 14:26–52

  1. Who does Jesus say will fall away? (v. 27)
    1. Which disciple denies this? (v. 29)
    2. How does Jesus respond to him? (v. 30)
    3. What is the response of all the disciples? (v. 31)
  2. Who did Jesus take with him to pray (v. 33) 
    1. How does Jesus feel while he is praying? (v. 33–34)
    2. What is Jesus' prayer? (v. 35–36)
    3. When Jesus comes back, what are the three disciples doing?
    4. How many times does this happen? (v. 39–41)
  3. What turn of events happens next? (v. 42)
  4. What sign does Judas use to betray Jesus? (v. 43–45)
  5. What do the disciples do when Jesus is arrested? (v. 27, 50)
  6. Why does Mark include the account in v. 51–52?

Application Questions

  1. What do we learn about the certainty of God's Word from this passage?
  2. What does the disciples' denial of Jesus tell us about ourselves?
    1. Where was Peter's confidence when he said he would never deny Jesus?
  3. What does it mean that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak? (v. 38)
  4. What do we learn about the fear of man from this passage?
  5. Remind one another of God's steadfast love, despite our betrayal of him by singing "The Steadfast Love of the Lord" together.

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