Sermon Study Questions
Pastor James will post his Sermon Study Questions every Tuesday for the previous Sunday’s sermon. Our hope is for these study questions to promote deeper personal study and further edify our church body.
Sermon Study Questions for Sunday, January 29, 2023
Psalm 32 Study Questions
- Read Psalm 32.
- What are some worldly misconceptions of what it means to beblessedor happy? What does David mean when he uses this word in verses 1 and 2?
- How does David describe his experience of guilt in verses 3 and 4? What is this guilt stemming from, and how does this guilt come to overwhelm David completely?
- How can pain and its relationship to the physical body be an analogy for guilt and our relationship with God?
- In verse 5, David uses three words for sin- sin, iniquity, and transgression. This Psalm is thought to be connected with Psalm 51 which is David’s Psalm of repentance after he committed adultery with Bathsheba. How might each of these words used for sin then be applied to David’s actions concerning Bathsheba and Uriah?
- What is the good news for the guilty that David speaks of in verse 5? Is there any sort of delay between David’s confession and having his sins forgiven?
- 1 John 1:8-9 reads, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Why is it that a Christian needs to confess his/her sins if one is already justified?
- How can we read these words in Psalm 32 and have assurance that we as Christians are not only just not guilty, but that we are in fact counted as righteous?
- What are some takeaways from this passage that you will apply to your life, and how will you think about the experience of guilt and the reality of forgiveness in the Christian life moving forward?