Sermon Bible Study Guides

Psalm 47 - August 3rd 2018

Rejoice, The Lord is King

Read Psalm 47:

  1. What is the instruction given in the first verse of the Psalm?
  2. What reasons are given for that instruction (v2-4)?
    1. Why should those reasons result in praise?
  3. What is God’s position in relation to the world according to the psalm?
  4. What is the position of God’s people in relation to the world?
  5. How do the rulers (princes) respond to his rule in this psalm?
    1. How is this different from other psalms (like Ps. 2)?
    2. How does this fit with what is described in verses 2-4?
  6. What is the reason given for the rulers’ response to God?
  7. What is the result of all this?

Application:

  1. Do you rejoice in the Lord’s rule?
  2. What does it mean that the nations are subdued under God’s people’s feet? How does this apply to us as Christians today?
  3. How should we relate to the world based off of this psalm?
  4. How should we respond to the fact that the princes gather as God’s people? How does this apply to us?
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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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