Jesus’ Songbook Part 1: The Hallelujah Life
Scripture: Psalm 146
Theme: This Psalm is an invitation to put your hope in the unchanging faithfulness of God in light of the transient nature of earthly leaders and to be shaped by His expression of faithfulness in caring for those often forgotten by society.
1. What was one point from the message that you want to remember and internalize?
2. What role have the Psalms played in your life of worship at home or at church?
3. Read Psalm 146. Hallelujah means “Praise the Lord.” What do you have in your life that you can say a “hallelujah” for?
4. What are the primary differences between earthly rulers and God as divine ruler? (see v 3-4 and v 5-6 and 10)
5. List the ways that God rules in 146:7-10.
6. How did Jesus show live that way of ruling?
7. How does intentionally praising God for how he rules affect the way we view and interact with others?
8. How can you incorporate praise of God into your daily life? (i.e. read a Psalm every day, write out praises, etc)
9. How do you feel compelled to change or stay faithful in following Christ?
10. How can we pray based off today’s examination?
Jesus’ Songbook Study Challenge:
Choose a time and place to be quiet for 15 minutes.
Start by listing three things for which you are thankful.
Invite Christ to speak to you through the reading of the scripture.
As you read the scripture passage, ask these three questions:
1. What does this Psalm say about God?
2. What does this Psalm say about humanity?
3. How can I pray based off this passage?
Finish in prayer for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.
Week 1 (November 4)
The Hallelujah Psalms
Monday: Psalm 146
Tuesday: Psalm 147
Wednesday: Psalm 148
Thursday: Psalm 149
Friday: Psalm 150