A Song About Sovereign Joy
Pastor Phill Howell provides the 33rd sermon of the Songs of the Savior series by expositing Psalm 33. Here is this week’s big idea: the sovereign power of God’s word creates supreme and sustaining joy. Pastor Phill addresses and answers three questions relating to Psalm 33 (and Psalm 32): why do we gather for worship, how should we worship, and who should we worship? Psalm 33 shows us that our God is a God who speaks, and the fullest expression of God’s spoken word is made manifest in the person and work of His Son, Jesus Christ. The scripture readings from our worship service were from Ezekiel 37:1-14 and 1 Timothy 6:15-16.
- What does breath or word mean? What does God say about these words in the Bible? What does it say about God’s breath and word?
- How have you seen the sovereign word of God bring joy to you or others?
- How have you seen God create joy in your heart and others’ hearts?
- Why do we gather for worship?
- How do we worship?
- Who do we worship?
- How does Psalm 33 guide us in how we respond after we have confessed sin to God? What is the purpose of responding this way?
- How does God’s words “you are forgiven” change you and others?
- How have you seen God’s perfect love cast out the fear of confessing sins to other saints?
- How do your emotions show you what you are living for? How do your emotions reveal what is most important in your life?
- What do you think contributes to when we struggle to praise God?
- How have you seen the word of God reveal His character of God?
- How have you seen confession to be better than consumption in church?
- What is your attitude when you come to church? What is the purpose of worship?
- How do you see the church edifying one another? How do you participate in that?
- What does it look like to have a regular practice of confession?
- How have you seen words give power of life or destroy it?
- How have the words of God brought power of life?
- How does God’s word sustain life?
- How does God’s word reveal His sovereign plan?