“Think of a time when you received something you absolutely did not deserve. How did it make you feel?”
9/4 Meet The Mount - for guests to learn about The Mount (lunch & childcare provided)
9/8 STEPS study begins! - see FAQ and register at www.themount.church/steps
9/17 Men’s Breakfast & Campus cleanup - 8am in Fellowship Hall
9/18 “All In” Sunday … with Church-wide Picnic - 4:00-5:30… and Vision Night - 5:30-7:00pm!
9/30 Mosaic: the Art of Discipleship - women’s event - Save The Date! - more info to come
“Broken” sermon series - Wk3. The aim of Week 1 & 2 was for us to see BOTH that the whole world is broken since the fall and also that YOU and I are broken. So now what?! We are a broken mess. Well thankfully the Bible doesn’t stop there. The Bible gives us clear instructions on how we are to respond to this brokenness. Psalm 51 is the key passage this week walking us through confession and repentance; you see the full changing of David’s heart… away from his sin & selfish ways to now rightly placing his worship back on God.
Key Passages: Psalm 51; 2 Sam 11 - 2 Sam 12:14: 2 Cor 7:8-11; Rom 7:24-25a
- Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
- (If not already discussed in 1st question…) Why did David write Psalm 51? (Full story 2 Sam 11-12:14; main verse reference is 2 Sam 12:13. Note: Connection to last week…David tried to hide & cover up his sin.)
- What three things does David ask God to do in Ps 51:1-2? (He asks God to have mercy, to blot out his transgression and to wash & cleanse me from my sin)
- What terms does David use to describe himself and his wrongdoing in 51:1-5? (my transgressions ; my iniquity ; my sin/sinner ; evil in your sight)
- Looking at Ps 51 as a whole, what systematic steps towards repentance do you see?
- How does David…Acknowledge his own sin v1-2 (ownership)?
- How does David…Confess his sin v3-6 (v4 & 2 Sam 12:13a, sin against Lord)?
- What parts of Restoration does David refer to in v7-12? (i.e., clean, joy, right heart, etc)
- What elements of Praise & Worship do you see in v13-17? (teach,
- Read 2 Cor 7:8-11. What are some differences between “godly” and “worldly” grief/sorrow? (both are types of real sorrow but “all sorrow is not created equal”; “worldly” grief = sad about losing things this world has to offer, “godly” grief = sad about the break in relationship with God)
- Regarding the components of repentance as seen in Ps 51, which is harder for you?
- Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.
Prayer focus is out of James 4:6-10 - that we would “submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, … Draw near to God, … Cleanse your hands, … and purify your hearts, … Humble yourselves before the Lord … ”; … v6 for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”