Jesus’ Songbook Part 2: A Song for the Journey


Scripture: Psalm 127, Haggai 1:5-8, Mark 12:38-44

Theme: This Psalm is a reminder to partner with God in co-creating the world through working, protecting, and family making. It is recognition that to live without God is to live in vain, but instead we are invited to leave the striving behind and relax in him, enjoying our work and giving everything to it.

1. What was one point from the message that you want to remember and internalize?

2. When you think of work, do you consider it “toil” or a “joy”?

3. How does your job help society at large? How is it part of making the world a better place?

4. Read Psalm 127:1-2 and Haggai 1:5-6. Both describe work done in vain (i.e. without God). What are the results of that work? How is work done “in vain” today?

5. Now read Psalm 127:1-2 and Haggai 1:7-8 and compare the Psalmist’s description of God the builder and Haggai’s call to build God’s house. How do we ensure that we are partnering with God in our work today?

6. How does the widow’s offering in Mark 12:43-44 inform the way we partner with God in our work?

7. What is one action or habit that you feel God is directing you to do (or continue doing) based off this study?

8.   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 2 (November 11)

The Psalms of Ascent

Monday: Psalm 120-122

Tuesday: Psalm 123-125

Wednesday: Psalm 126-128

Thursday: Psalm 129-131

Friday: Psalm 132-134