Welcome back to Week 6 of our Summer Bible Study in the book of Psalms. We have reached the half way point!!! So if you are still with us – Way to go!
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Here’s what mine looked like for Psalms 71-74:
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
(Facebook Leaders: You can use this as your Facebook Header this week. Just right click and “save as” or screen shot it.)
This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
(Leaders: Copy and paste these into your groups. If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.)
Our reverence and honor of God is to go beyond just our praise. He is to be feared, as we stand in awe of his power and might.
Pause and imagine yourself before the throne of God. What would you do? What would you say?
When the Psalmist was in trouble, he did not seek comfort from a friend, food or fun but rather – he sought the Lord. And when God still seemed distant, he remembered the days of old, the songs of praise he used to sing, and the things God had done for him in the past. This encouraged his soul.
It is when God seems the farthest from us, that we must seek him until we find him.
God wants us to seek him out and encourage ourselves by remembering the things he has done for us in the past. Where do you turn in times of trouble? Do you tend to forget what God has already done for you and how do memories from the past encourage you?
The Psalmist wanted to pass on three things to the next generation: the story of God’s glorious deeds, the truth of God’s might and the wonderful works God had done. Psalm 78 is honest about the weaknesses and failures of God’s people. He wanted to pass on the stories about God’s strength, not the stories of strong people.
When was the last time you told someone in the generation behind you, a story about something God has done? How can you work on revealing the strength of God in your stories rather than the strength of people?
When the Psalmist cried out for deliverance, he acknowledged his sins and appealed to the glory of God for help. He knew people everywhere were watching and so it was for God’s name sake that he wanted to see his people helped by their mighty God.
Often times, when we cry out to God for help, it is motivated simply by our own desire to be saved from something difficult. We simply cry out “God help me!” But have we considered the higher purpose of God’s glory and his name sake? How does it change your prayers to make it about God rather than yourself?
Three times in this Psalm, the Psalmist asked for God’s restoration and presence. Revival begins when God’s people turn towards God and God’s face shines brightly on them. This prayer has been ultimately answered in Christ who restores us, saves us and causes God’s grace and favor to shine on us.
Our God is the Lord God of hosts. This is no one greater and he is with us. He wants to restore us and save us. How have you experienced the goodness and presence of God in your life?
To print the 50 Discussion Questions for Psalms 51-100 – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
(Leaders: You can use these images in your groups by using right click and “save as” or screen shot them.)
Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Psalms 76-80.
Here’s the Printable
Bible Reading Plan Bookmark
so you can check off the days as you go.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.
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Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Friday as we go deeper into God’s Word together!
Walk with the King,
If you missed last week’s video – here it is: