November 26, 2017 – Wait on the Lord

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Terry Beatty
November 26, 2017

November 26, 2017 – Wait on the Lord

Psalm 27
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 hear the idea of “waiting on the Lord?” Describe a time when you feel you had to wait on the Lord. Why do you think it is so hard sometimes to wait on the Lord?

3. What justification does the psalmist give in vs. 1 for not being afraid or dreading anybody? What does it mean that God is our light and how should this encourage us? If not careful, what are some things that may cause us to feel fear or dread?

4. When we find ourselves in the state of waiting on the Lord, what are some things that we know we can do until he provides us with further direction? What kind of activities does God expect from us while we are waiting? Describe what it means that waiting on the Lord is not a static but a dynamic state.

5. Why do you think that God makes us wait on him at times? What could possibly be the purpose of God making us wait? How can our American culture hinder us in waiting on the Lord? How can Isaiah 55:8-9 help us be more patient in waiting on the Lord?

6. What does it mean to seek the face of God (cf. vs. 8)? If God is Spirit (cf. John 4:24) why does the Bible tell us to seek his face? Describe the meaning of this phrase and how it is that we can obey the idea (cf. Exodus 33:11-23). Is seeking God something that we are naturally able to do? Explain.

7. In what ways or areas does God need to teach us (vs. 11)? How can we be better learners of God? In what areas do you feel God needs to provide you with more knowledge and wisdom? Take some time to pray and ask Him to teach you his ways (cf. James 1:5).

8. Describe the passion and desire of the psalmist as expressed in vs. 4. How does your passion and desire compare with the psalmist’s?