Psalms 61-70

Q: What did God try to teach you this week?

Review of Big Ideas

Unfailing love (hesed)

Trusting in the midst

Dealing with difficult people

Psalm 61    Overwhelmed?

  • By what? _____________
  • Lead me to the: rock, refuge, fortress (1-4)
  • Our inheritance is ______________(5-8)
  • How can this psalm help you to be only “whelmed”?

 

Psalm 62The Key to Victory

  • What do you need victory over? _______________
  • Key to victory = ______________ ( 1-2 + 5-8)
  • 11-12 = our paycheck

Psalm 63Searching for God

  • What does earnest searching/seeking look like?
  • 2-5 : ________________
  • 6:     ________________
  • 7-8:  ________________
  • Do you sometimes feel over-extended? the tyranny of the urgent? How might this psalm help? What are the psalmists priorities? resources?

Psalm 64Regarding Enemies  (see spa 68)

  • 1-6 Prayer in light of the situation
  • 7-10 What to do: _______________________

Psalm 65 Praise God Because?

  • Praise God because _____________________

Psalm 66Praise God How?

  • Praise God how ________________________
  • vs 9 - “Our Lives Are In Your Hands”
  • Reasons for testing (10-12)
  • Fulfilling vows (13-15)
  • Come & listen (my God-story) - (16-20) - cf John 9
  • What is your God-story?

Psalm 67Blessing

  • Purposes/ cf Aaronic Blessing - Numbers 6
  • How & why

Psalm 68Dealing with Enemies (see Psa 64)

  • Appeal to God (1-4)
  • Who / what God is/does
  • vs 19 - each day he ___________ us in his arms
  • Procession of victory (24 ff)
  • Who is a current enemy/adversary for you? How might this psalm be of help in dealing with this purpose? What will you do in response to the psalm? ________________________

Psalm 69Up-to-my-neck Psalm

  • Prayer: a frank conversation. Summary: vs 29
  • Who sees God at work & are glad (vs 32)

Psalm 70Prayer for Seekers

 

Big Ideas in 61-70?  ________________________________

Most meaningful verse?  _____________________________

My take away from 61-70 ____________________________

Next week : Psalms 71-80