August 6, 2017 – The Wicked

Terry Beatty
August 6, 2017

August 6, 2017 – The Wicked

Psalm 1:4-6
Life Group Questions:

1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas that you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?

2. What thoughts come to mind when you think of those in the Bible referred to as the “wicked?” Do you think there are wicked people today? If so, what is it about people that makes them wicked?

3. Read the following passages and list some things that the Bible states about the wicked:  Psalm 11:1; Psalm 58:10; Psalm 145:20; Jeremiah 25:31.

4. According to Ezekiel 3:18-19 and 18:20-23 what is our responsibility to the wicked or sinful people around us? Why is it that we have an obligation to sinners (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)?

5. Look at Psalm 1 and list the distinctions made between the righteous and the wicked/sinners? How are these two groups of people different?

6. The wicked are described as “chaff.” Read the following passages and describe what this term means with regard to sinners:  Psalm 35:4; Job 21:13-18; Isaiah 17:13-14; Isaiah 29:5-6.

7. Explain how Daniel 12:1-2 should affect our thinking about our future as Christians and at the same time our attitude toward sinners?

8. Explain why sinners will not be included in the assembly of the righteous (cf. Psalm 1:5). Does the seem fair to you? Why or why not?

9. What is the assembly of the righteous? How should Psalm 1:5 encourage us with the privilege and responsibility to gather together as believers (cf. Psalm 111:1)?

10. What are some general observations that you have from Psalm 1? How is this Psalm a fitting introduction to the entire book of Psalms? Explain.