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 3 - June 22nd 2018

Turn to God in troubled times

Read 2 Sam 15-17 for the context of the Psalm.

Read Psalm 3

  1. When did David write this Psalm?
  2. What is the situation David finds himself in according to verse 1 & 2? (Consider the context of 2 Sam 15-17 to help you understand)
  3. How does he respond to this situation?
    1. What does he say about God?
    2. What does this reveal about David?
  4. Why is this happening to David?
  5. How does God respond?
  6. What does verse 5 shows us about David? What does it tell us about God?
  7. How do the truths about God in verses 3-5 affect David? (Look at v.6-8)
  8. What does he ask God to do?
  9. What does he believe?

Application:

  1. What can we learn from David in this passage?
  2. What do we learn about God?
  3. What do you do in the midst of trouble?
    1. Where do you turn?
    2. Who do you listen to?
    3. What do you cry out? (Consider how David models crying out in this Psalm, what is the content of his cry?)
  4. How do we understand and rightly apply the second half of verse 7? (Consider the different covenantal contexts for David and us)

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