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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?

Habakkuk 1:12-2:20 - September 1st 2017

Does God Care About Injustice? (Part 2)

Read Habakkuk 1:12-2:1

  1. How does Habakkuk describe God and what he said he would do?
  2. What is Habakkuk’s second complaint, and how does it relate to his first? (last week)
  3. What tension is Habakkuk wrestling with? What evil are the Chaldeans guilty of?
  4. What does Habakkuk decide to do? (2:1)

Application:

  1. Can you relate to the tension Habakkuk feels about God’s working in the world?

 

Read Habakkuk 2:2-20

  1. Summarize God’s whole answer.
  2. What does God tell Habakkuk to wait for? Why might it seem slow?
  3. What will become of the Chaldeans and why?
  4. What phrase is repeated throughout v. 6-20 and what does it mean?
  5. What different kinds of injustice are they guilty of?
  6. How does God contrast the wicked/righteous, and God/idols? (consider carefully v. 4)

Application:

  1. What does this passage show us about God’s character and work in the world?
  2. How does God’s judgment on evil affect you? (how does it make you feel/live?)
  3. What injustices are you tempted by or guilty of?
  4. How does this passage fit into God’s ultimate plan of redemption in Jesus Christ crucified?