HIS STEADFAST LOVE ENDURES FOREVER: Psalm 100

THE REIGN OF CHRIST AND THE PRAISE OF GOD: Psalm 72


OUTLINE

I. THE REIGN OF CHRIST IS RIGHTEOUS (vv. 1-7)

II. THE REIGN OF CHRIST IS UNIVERSAL (vv. 8-11)

III. III. THE REIGN OF CHRIST IS GENEROUS (vv. 12-14)

IV. THE REIGN OF CHRIST IS EVERLASTING (vv. 15-17)

V. THE REIGN OF CHRIST BRINGS PRAISE & GLORY TO GOD! (vv. 18-19)

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD: Psalm 23

OUTLINE

I. Is the Lord Jesus your Shepherd? Then He will provide everything you need (v. 1b)

II. Is Christ your Shepherd? Then He will give you rest and nourishment (v. 2)

III. Is Jesus your Shepherd? Then He will never abandon you when you wander; He will bring you back when you go astray (v. 3a)

IV. Is the Lord Jesus Christ your Shepherd? Then He will direct your paths in righteousness for His glory (v. 3b)

V. Is Christ your Shepherd? Then He will be with you when you suffer, comforting you so that you may fear no evil (v. 4)

VI. Is Jesus your Shepherd? Then He will protect you from all your enemies and bless you at His table (v. 5)

VII. Is the Lord Jesus Christ your Shepherd? Then He will chase you down with lovingkindness every day until you die (v. 6a)

VIII. Is Christ your Shepherd? Then He has bought you, is providing for you, will protect you and bring you safely to His glorious presence where you will live forever (v. 6b)

THE HAPPINESS OF SAINTS AND THE MISERY OF SINNERS: Psalm 1

OUTLINE

I. THE HAPPINESS OF SAINTS (vv. 1-3)
I) Would you be happy? Then do not walk in the counsel of the wicked (v. 1a)
II) Would you be happy? Then do not stand in the way of sinners (v. 1b)
III) Would you be happy? Then do not sit in the seat of scoffers (v. 1c)
IV) Would you be happy? Then get a delight in the Scriptures (v. 2a)
V) Would you be happy? Then meditate on the Scriptures day and night (v. 2b)
VI) What are the happy saints like? (v. 3)

II. THE MISERY OF SINNERS (vv. 4-6)
I) What are the wicked like? (v. 4)
II) Those who stand in the way of sinners will not stand in the judgement (v. 5a)
III) Those who walk in the counsel of the wicked will not be in the congregation of the righteous in heaven (v. 5b)
IV) The great difference between saints and sinners (v. 6)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Q1. What does it mean to “walk in the counsel of the wicked”? Can you think of a time in your life when you did this? What was the outcome? What is the opposite of “walking in the counsel of the wicked”?
Q2. What does it mean to “stand in the way of sinners”? Can you think of a time in your life when you did this? What was the outcome? What is the opposite of “standing in the way of sinners”
Q3. What does it mean to “sit in the seat of scoffers”? Can you think of a time in your life when you did this? What was the outcome? What is the opposite of “sitting in the seat of scoffers”
Q4. What does the happy man do according to verse 2? How can you apply this to your daily life? What do you need to change so you can both delight in and meditate on God’s word?
Q5. What is the happy righteous person like according to verse 3? What does David mean?
Q6. What is the miserable wicked person like according to verse 4? What does David mean and how does Matthew 3:12 help?
Q7. What is the outcome for the wicked according to verse 5? What does David mean by each phrase? How should this wake you up out of your sins and propel you toward Christ?
Q8. How does David finish this Psalm in verse 6?