November 27, 2022

A Song About Security for the King

Passage: Psalm 61

Embassy member David Marus preaches this Sunday (November 27, 2022) on Psalm 61. The 61st sermon in the Psalm series, David’s big idea is that king David’s prayer for the source of his security is the answer for the source of our security. From the three requests of security that the psalmist makes, we see that the gospel of Jesus Christ is what ultimately secures us, the great King and foundational cornerstone of our lives. The Scripture readings from our worship service were from Psalms 42-43, Matthew 7:24-29, and 1 Timothy 6:15-16.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do we know God is always good, no matter the circumstance? What are other examples in the word?
  2. How do we know where we find our security is found? What are indicators of where our security is found?
  3. How do we respond when life is hard? What do you tend to go to for comfort? What kinds of things do you tell yourself?
  4. How does this psalm teach us to pray when God feels distant?
  5. How does God’s presence impact our daily walk?
  6. How have you seen God be a strong tower in His word? how have you seen Him be a strong tower in your life?
  7. What does it look like to be closer and closer to God in His presence?
  8. How does this psalm teach us to pray according to God’s word?
  9. How does God’s word describe steadfast love and faithfulness? How have you experienced God’s steadfast love and faithfulness?
  10. How do we know we have security in Jesus Christ? What would that look like in our daily lives?
  11. What does it mean that Jesus is our cornerstone? What does that look like to have Jesus be the cornerstone of our lives?
  12. How have you seen God make you or others strong in Him in the midst of difficulty?
  13. How have you seen the Holy Spirit comfort you or others?
  14. What does it look like to find refuge in God?
  15. What does our confidence rest in? how does your life reflect what your confidence is found in?
  16. What does it look like to cry out to God with our lives? How does this psalm teach us to cry out to God with our lives?
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