- What is one truth or “take-away” from the sermon that you found particularly challenging/convicting/helpful?
- If this was the only chapter in the entire Bible, what are the dozen or so things that a person would learn about the LORD from reading this psalm?
- Four significant words show up five times or more in the psalm. What are they, and how do they inform the meaning of the psalm?
- The superscript (verse 0) is a “song of ascents.” In it’s original context, where were people ascending to as they sang this psalm (see Exod 23:17; Deut 16:16; Ps 84:7)? Now read Revelation 21:1–4, and note the final destination city of every Christian. As new covenant believers, how does this psalm apply to Christians on their journey to the city mentioned in Revelation 21?
- How might this psalm give encouragement to those Christians who are spiritually struggling and concerned about whether they can hold fast to Christ till the end?
- Are the promises of verses 3–8 for every single person who ever lived? Why or why not?