October 1, 2017 – The Glory & Grace of God

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Terry Beatty
October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017 – The Glory & Grace of God

Psalm 19
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 Psalm 19. Can you see any major division in this book? Can you see any contrast in topics presented? If so, explain why the writer structured the psalm this way. How does this structure fit in with the book of Psalms (cf. Psalm 148-150).

3. Consider Psalms 1,19 and 119. What do these Psalms have in common? What common topics or emphasis do they mention? How do the Psalms that follow each of these three Psalms relate to them?

4. How do the heavens and the skies tell of the glory of God? What is it about these elements that point to God? What attributes of God are declared by His creation (cf. Romans 1:20; Romans 10:17-19)?

5. When you look at the moon, planets and stars in the sky, what impresses you most? Have you ever been overwhelmed by their sight? How have these made you think about God? Take time this week to enjoy God’s creation!

6. How can we as Christians glorify God? How can we bring honor to him and magnify him to others? Do you think that our level of glorification can compare to God’s other creations? How can we do this? Explain?

7. List the six terms that the writer uses in Psalm 19 to describe God’s word (cf. vs.7-9). Why do you think that he used so many synonyms in this passage?

8. In vs. 7-11 the writer declares certain qualities or attributes concerning God’s word. List these qualities and describe their meaning. How have you found these qualities to be true in your experience with the word of God?

9. Why is the word of God more desirable than much fine gold (cf. 19:10)? Do you believe most Christians feel this way about the Bible? How can we demonstrate and validate the value of God’s word by our actions and lives?

10. In vs. 12-14 the writer makes a plea to the Lord. Describe some of the different elements of this request. What are some of the concerns that the writer has about himself? What are some of his desires? How does vs. 14 compare with your desires? Explain.