Living Beyond Regret

Week 3 of “The Unhurried Life”

What is God doing in you and through you? Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and died for me” Galatians 2:20 Discover an encouraging and challenging approach to a life that is worth living, and fill your world with meaning and hope

ReadPsalm 19:1-14

Some live with unresolved guilt and shame. The discipline of confession brings freedom

Outline:

Do you feel guilty?

God is a passionate Communicator (Psalm 19:1-11).

  • He speaks through CREATION (Psalm 19:1-6)
  • He speaks through HIS WORD (Psalm 19:7-11)
  • He speaks through HIS SON (Hebrews 1:1-3)

 

God speaks to our guilt (Psalm 19:12-14).

  • God exposes OUR SIN and need of forgiveness (Psalm 19:12-13)
  • Seek God’s help for daily REPENTANCE and FAITH (Psalm 19:14)

 

Prepare for a life beyond regret:

  • Hebrews 4:12
  • Matthew 7:3-5
  • James 4:8-9; 2 Corinthians 7:10
  • Luke 19:8-10

LIFE Group Discussion Guide:

Main Idea: We need God’s help to learn to live beyond our regrets.

CONNECTING:

Think about the conversations you had this week. What regrets and sadness did you hear from others in your conversations at work, at school or at home?

Read Psalm 19. What observations can you share with your group? What stands out to you? If God is the great Communicator, how does he “speak” through creation and his Word? What response does the psalmist have to God’s Word?

UNDERSTANDING:

Read Psalm 19:7-11. How does reading, reflecting and applying Scripture help us live beyond regret?

Many question the relevance of Scripture today and may even be offended by its content. Do you ever wrestle with the accuracy and authority of the Bible? How would you help someone who didn’t believe the Bible was a word from God?

Would you say you trust Scripture as God speaking to you as your authoritative source of wisdom? Share with your group a time in your life when the Bible gave you a warning, provided discernment or kept you from sin.

LIVING:

What in creation most fills you with a sense of awe and God’s glory (Psalm 19:1-6)?

Which of the statements about God’s Word (19:7-11) is most meaningful to you and why? How does your sense of its value impact the time you spend reading and studying it? What is one thing you can do to get God’s Word into your “spiritual bloodstream”?

What “hidden faults” or “presumptuous sins” (willful) come to mind (19:12-14)? Why is it hard to open up to others about our failings? Read Galatians 6:1-2. Why must there by “sharing” before there is “bearing”?

Assignment: The Psalmist ends with a prayer which summarizes David’s feelings about the words God has spoken. It makes him think about his own thoughts and conversations. Pray this prayer together with your group or family. Why not memorize it? “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

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