October 14, 2018 – If It Were Not for the Lord

Terry Beatty
October 14, 2018

October 14, 2018 – If It Were Not for the Lord

Psalms 122-127
Life Group Questions:

1. If you were unable to hear this week’s sermon, consider listening to it via our church website. What are some main ideas you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did this passage cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?

2. Read the following passages and describe the extent of our hope in the Lord: John 15:5; Matthew 19:26; Luke 18:27; Romans 8:31; Genesis 18:14; Job 42:1; Philippians 4:13. In what ways do you need to grow in your trust of God’s abilities?

3. Read Psalm 122. Define the meaning of true peace. Where does true peace come from (cf. Isaiah 9:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Philippians 4:7)? What are some ways in which people try to find peace apart from the Lord? Describe a time in which God provided you with peace in the midst of a very difficult circumstance.

4. Read Psalm 123. Define and describe the idea of grace. What most impresses you about the grace of God? How does God demonstrate His grace in our salvation (cf. John 1:14; Romans 3:23 Ephesians 2:8-9; 4:7)?

5. Read Psalm 124. What does it mean that God is a helper to us? Describe a time when God served as a helper to you. In what way does the Holy Spirit serve as a helper to us (cf. John 14:16; 26)?

6. Read Psalm 125. Would you describe yourself as a “stable” person? Explain why or why not. How can we become more stable in life? In what way and to what extent does the Lord provide us with a solid foundation for stability in life (cf. Psalm 18:2; 62:6; Matthew 7:24-27)?

7. Read Psalm 126. Describe the difference between happiness and joy. Would you describe yourself as a person filled with the joy of the Lord? What are some things that can negatively impact our joy (cf. Genesis 4:6-7; Psalm 51:12)? From where does true joy come (cf. Galatians 5:22)?

8. Read Psalm 127. What are some of the blessings of the Lord described in this psalm? Why do you think Scripture informs us that children are a gift from God? Do you ever struggle with thinking of your children as a precious gift? Does our culture regard children as gifts from God? Explain.

9. How should the Biblical teaching that every good thing we have comes from the Lord impact our lives (cf. James 1:17)? Describe some of the precious gifts that the Lord has given to you (cf. John 3:16; Romans 3:23). Describe some ways in which we should be generous with the gifts of God.