God is Amazing

Title: God is Amazing

SummaryWhen we know who God is, we want what he wants!

Key Scripture: Psalm 139

Message Notes:

As we serve our community, what can we expect from our God?

Our God is amazing! (Psalm 139:1-18)

  • God KNOWS you (139:1-6)
  • God is WITH you (139:7-12)
  • God CREATED you (139:13-18)

SEEK him and WALK in his ways (Psalm 139:19-24)

Discussion Guide:

CONNECTING

When do you feel close to God (hiking in the Rockies, a Christian concert, or when disappointment, conflict or financial problems plunge you into despair)? Talk about it with your group.

Read Psalm 139. Take note of four divisions (1-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24). Talk with your group: What do you recognize about God in this psalm? What things do you learn about yourself?

UNDERSTANDING

God is amazing (Psalm 139:1-18)! How does each aspect of God’s character affect you personally? Why might someone who is not a Christian be intimidated by God’s knowledge in 139:1-6? Why are these same words comforting to Christians?

Read 139:7-12. How does and understanding of God’s “omnipresence” (he is with you) help overcome worry? When you see God’s power and care in creating us (139:13-18), how does it help you accept yourself as you are? If God has a plan for your life, do you know what it is?

In Psalm 139:19-24, how do we make sense of David’s prayer that God “slay the wicked”? What is he saying and how does his honesty with God help us in prayer?

LIVING:

This psalm describes God as the author of life (139:13-18). How does this inform our view of the issues of our day regarding abortion, suicide, mercy killing (euthanasia) and racism?

Psalm 139:19-24 describes David’s zeal for God. He loves what God loves and hates what God hates. How do Jesus’ words in Matt. 21:40-44; 22:7 and Luke 19:27 help us understand God’s view of sin (139:19-22)? Why does he also ask God to search his own thoughts (139:23-24)?

What connection is there between what we know about God and the way we pray (139:23-24)?

ASSIGNMENT: Read Psalm 139 again. How will our knowledge of God help us advance in our Stonebridge vision for serving our 52404 area in the coming months? Pray about it with your group.

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