Why Do You Care?

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Title: Why Do You Care?

Summary: God shows His care for us in His creation of us and His redemption of us in Christ

Key Scripture: Psalm 8

Message Notes:

He is above all (v.1)

He gives us value (v. 5-8)

He identifies in our frailty (v. 5-8)

Hebrews 2:6-10

He restores our dignity(Hebrews 2:11-18)

  • HUMBLE ourselves
  • IDENTIFY with Christ
  • PRAISE His strength

Discussion Guide:

CONNECTING

What one thing spoke to your heart the most from the Word of God in these Scriptures? 

How does the Psalmist’s description of God’s creative work prompt the major question in verse 4?

UNDERSTANDING:

Read Psalm 8: 1-2 – What does it mean that God is ‘transcendent?’ How can this create a misunderstanding about God’s care for us?

Read Psalm 8:5-8 – What other passage of Scripture does this draw our attention to? For what purpose did God create mankind? What went wrong, and what was lost?

Read Hebrews 2:5-12. What is Psalm 8 really pointing to? Why is it important for us to read the Psalms through the lens of all of Scripture. Why does the author of Hebrews tell us that Psalm 8 is about Christ’s work more than it is about us?

LIVING:

How does Scripture help us balance human dignity with human sinfulness? Why is it important for us to remember both are true? Why is pride dangerous both for the sinful and the self-righteous?

Read Psalm 8:2 – Some refer to this as a ‘Chorus of Creation.’ How does Christ reference this verse in the New Testament? Why does Jesus draw our attention to God using the ‘foolish’ things of the world to shame the proud?

Since Christ has identified with us in our humanity, we can now identify with Him in glory. What are some opportunities he is giving you to ‘identify’ with His work of salvation and His help in your temptation?

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