March 4, 2018
March 4, 2018 – God the Judge
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. Read 1 Chronicles 6:31-32, 39; 1 Chronicles 16:9; 2 Chronicles 29:30. Who was Asaph? Describe the roles of Asaph? What were the other Psalms of Asaph?
3. What are the three designations used for God in v.1? Describe what each of these designations or names communicates to us about God.
4. According to vss. 2-6, what is God like? What does it mean that God will judge people? Who are the people that will be judged? What right does God have for judging people and why does he judge them? How should this impact our life?
5. What is the covenant mentioned in vs. 5 (cf. Exodus 19, etc.)? Explain the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant (cf. Ezekiel 36)? What does it mean that the New Covenant is a “better” covenant (cf. Hebrews 7:22; 8:6)?
6. Read vss.7-8 and describe who the writer is addressing? Why does God speak against and rebuke his people? What lesson can we learn from this and how should we apply it to our own lives? What are some things that we may do in a ritualistic way that are not pleasing to God?
7. How does it make you feel when you hear that God does not need anything that we can give him (cf. vvs. 9-13, Acts 17:24-28)? Does God “need” our help, worship, love, and obedience? Why or why not? If God does not need these things then why should we be concerned with attempting to give them to him?
8. Read vss. 14-15 and describe what is pleasing to God, our righteous judge? What does God promise to those who obey Him?
9. Read vss. 16-17 and describe the problem God the judge has with the wicked? Does the word “wicked” seem offensive in describing these people? Why or why not? How can we balance the concepts of the wickedness of man and requirement that we love them?
10. Read vss. 18-21 and list some acts of the wicked that displease God. What does it mean that God has been silent and what does his silence express? What does it mean that God the Judge will rebuke and lay the charge before the wicked (cf. v.21)?
11. Read vss. 22-23 and explain our righteous Judge’s invitation? What two principles are pleasing to God, our righteous Judge (v.23)? How do you need to respond to him?