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Psalm 94 – 31 July 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 94
  2. What are repeated words/phrases/ideas?
  3. What are the connected words in the passage?
  4. Who is mentioned in the passage?
    a. What do we learn about God?
    b. What do we learn about the wicked?
    c. What do we learn about the righteous?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What kind of psalm do you think this is?
  2. What complaint does the psalmist have?
  3. Discuss the rhetorical questions in the psalm, what do they teach?
  4. How would you divide up the text? Give each section a title.
  5. In your own words, how would you state the big idea of the psalm?
  6. How does this connect to the gospel of Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Does the idea of God's judgment/vengeance comfort or concern you?  Why?
    a. Based on the psalm, how should these truths affect you?
  2. What hope is there for the believer given from this psalm?
  3. What warnings are there?

Psalm 1 - November 17th, 2017

The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked

Read Psalm 1

v. 1-2

  1. What two ways of living are contrasted? (think about how they are described as well as what they do)
  2. What are the verbs are used to describe these two ways of living and what is the significance?

v. 3-4

  1. What do the similes (things he compares them to) illustrate about the blessed man and the wicked?
    1. Discuss each part carefully, then consider the big picture.

v. 5-6

  1. What is the outcome of the two ways of living and why?

Whole Psalm

  1. Summarize the teaching about the blessed man’s life.
  2. Summarize the teaching about the wicked man’s life.

 

Application:

  1. What do you delight in and meditate on? (what captures a lot of your thought life?)
  2. What guides and leads your life? (how do you make decisions?)
  3. How does someone grow in delighting in God’s word? How can we help each other to do so? What does it mean to meditate on God’s word? Do you do that?
  4. How does Christ fulfill Psalm 1?

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