The world and the word (Psalm 145)Sunday, December 18, 2011
Before we read this terrific little psalm, think of five things that your non- Christian friends might say about God (He
doesn’t exist, He’s out of touch, etc)…
Read Psalms 145:1
• What specific things is David excited about?
• Which one strikes you the most?
Read Psalms 145:8
• How is God described here?
• In what ways is He involved in the world?
David spoke from his own experience. Christians nowadays should be able to say that they too have experienced the truths here.
• Can you think of examples for yourself of the truths in v 8, 13b, 14, 16?
…who is both great and near…
Read Psalms 145:17
• What encouragements are there here?
• And what warnings?
…so we should…
• Now notice all the responses that David says we, and others, should be making to this great God (v 1-8)...
All those responses have to do with communication... talking to God and to others about how great He is.
Now back (finally) to your friends’ views.
• How would you answer each point they have made?
• Why is it so important that you do (v 20)?
The first step is to get praying: for your friends, and for your own knowledge of God and enthusiasm for Him. And pray for opportunities to share with them how great God is.
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