This is it! This week we complete our summer Bible Study! Thank you to everyone who is still here and still going strong. It has been a great study together.
At the end of this week, we will go on a 4 week – end of the summer break.
This break runs from August 17th – September 13th.
Our fall Bible study will begin on Monday, September 14th.
Check back here on the blog next Monday, August 17th for the big announcement of our fall Bible study. I cannot WAIT to share it with you! But for now – let’s focus on finishing strong in the book of Psalms.
If you are new here – Psalms is an easy read, so you can jump right in with us this week! Just follow along using the free Bible Study tools below and be sure to check back here this Friday for a wrap-up of our reading.
If you are looking to connect with a community of women who share daily about their quiet times – join us over on Facebook and on instagram. The sharing has been great! If you are looking for guidance in the color coding – visit me on Instagram. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to do this and not all of our Bibles will look alike.
Here’s what mine looked like for Psalms 141-144:
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.)
Praise is not meant to be a dull routine of repetition. Instead, as we receive new mercies from God each day and learn new things about his love and grace, our songs should be fresh and new, so that we can sing them all of our lives.
Have you fallen into a boring routine of singing the same songs over and over? What new things have you experienced or learned about God, that you can celebrate? How does this revive your worship?
David knew what it felt like to be broken hearted. He had been wounded by betrayal, but God had healed him. The same God that numbers the stars and knows them by name, cared about David’s broken heart and tended to his wounds.
Are you hurting today? Has someone broken your heart or wounded you? The Lord cares and he loves you so much. He is near to you. He wants to heal you. Ask him for healing today.
The Psalmist calls on all of creation to praise the name of the Lord. He calls on the angels, sun, moon, stars, waters, sea creatures, fire, hail, snow, wind, mountains, trees, livestock, birds and more to praise him. Then he calls on all the people of the earth, both the princes and the young children, to praise the Lord.
Our praise to the Lord must not be silent. Sometimes our worship is soft and quiet but other times it should be enthusiastic. All the earth is commanded to praise the Lord. Are you comfortable being noisy in your worship? Why or why not? How can you be freer with your worship this week?
The Psalmist invites God’s people to sing and dance and play instruments with great joy to the Lord. God takes pleasure in the praise of his people.
Do you ever judge others who are a little over the top with their praise? Or have you felt constrained by what others might think of you, if you lift your hands and sing out in worship? Have you ever considered how much God loves it when you let loose and just praise him with all of your heart and soul? How does knowing that God takes pleasure in your praise, encourage you to enjoy worship more, despite what others might think?
The book of Psalms ends with a final call for everything that has breath, to praise the Lord. God is the giver of every breath, so it is only appropriate that the creation praises the creator.
Our God is good, gracious, forgiving and full of mercy. He is our refuge and strength and always near to us when we call on his name. His steadfast love endures and because of his faithfulness and our salvation, we can give thanks to Him and praise His name forever! And so, one last time, as we finish the book of Psalms, let’s praise the Lord. Sing a song or write a poem of praise to the Lord below and keep walking with the King!
To print the 50 Discussion Questions for Psalms 101-150 – 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 shoting them.)
Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Psalms 146-150.
Here’s the Printable
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 wrap our study through the book of Psalms. (Don’t forget to visit me Monday through Friday over on Facebook and Instagram. )
Keep walking with the King,
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