The Root of Radical Growth: Doctrine
Psalm 1:1-6 ESV
1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
I. The Key to the Blessed Life is in Focusing on Beliefs, not Behaviors.
II. Failing to Believe in God Will Result in a Life of Regrets.
III. Delighting in God Comes from Meditating on the Bible.
Discussion Group Questions
Begin by reading Psalm 1:1-6
- Do you agree that the key to the blessed life is in focusing on our beliefs?
- Why would this be better than focusing on behaviors?
- What are some beliefs Christians hold today that are not found in the Bible?
- What are some examples of beliefs in the Bible that are rejected by our world today?
- What does this passage have to say to our choice between the way of the world & the way of the Bible?
- Look at this passage. Take a minute first to read and discuss what the passage speaks to how the wicked live.
- What kind of life is this? What are some of the promises made to a person who lives apart from God?
- Next, take a moment to read and discuss what the passage speaks to how the righteous live.
- What kind of life is this? What are some of the promises made to a person who lives following God?
- How does delighting in God’s Word differ from the Pharisees?
- How are you tempted to be a Pharisee? What is the remedy to delighting in God’s word?
End by spending time in prayer for one another and for our church. Pray specifically we would be a people who delight in God by meditating on His Word.
Posted on Sun, June 12, 2016
by Brad Mardis filed under