Why Do We Need the Psalms? | Psalm 113
Aaron Gray | June 24, 2018
The Book of Psalms is a collection of songs from a variety of authors in a variety of genres. Yet throughout this multi-faceted collection, we learn to connect with our transcendent God through worship, prayer, and truth.
- Is there a time when you have experienced the transcendent presence of God? What was it like? Why was that particular experience so meaningful?
- As a group, pick a psalm and look in it for predictions/connections to Jesus. (Some are easier than others, you may need to try a few.)
- Psalms of lament are the largest single group in the Psalms. Which psalms have helped you when you have been in difficult times? How is God inviting you to pour out your heart to him with honesty, vulnerability, and trust?
- God is “seated on high,” but he has come to rescue us from the “ash heap” through Jesus. How does this good news shape your desire to share the gospel with non-Christians in your life?
- Pray through Psalm 113 this week. Go phrase by phrase, and try to re-articulate it in your own words. Make it personal.
- Pray that your life would be so marked by the praise of God that people from “all nations” would be drawn to know his saving grace.