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January 25, 2019

Sermon Discussion Questions: Discipleship as Delight

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

The following discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on January 27, “Discipleship as Delight” (Psalm 104:31–35). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.

Outline

  1. God’s Delight in Creation (Psalm 104:31–32)
  2. Creation’s Delight in God (Psalm 104:33–34)
  3. Rebels in God’s World (those who refuse to rejoice in God, Psalm 104:35)

Main Point: The sanctity of life is all about sharing God’s delight in what God has made.

Discussion Questions

  • Why does God delight in creation?
  • Why can our discipleship never stop short at mere moral compliance or moral conformity or moral submission to God’s will?
  • In verses 27–30, what does Psalm 104 stress in terms of the relationship between the Creator and creation? How does that relationship inform the Psalmist’s meditation and how humanity delights in the LORD?
  • Why is it significant that the Psalm mentions sinners and the wicked in God’s world? How are they different than the people of God who delight in God?
  • As those who delight in and care about the image of God, how do Christians respond to issues like gender, ethnicity, and abortion?

Application Questions

  • How can you grow in your delight in what God has made? What practical concrete steps can you take to have holistic delight in God’s creation?
  • Are there ways in which you are known more for what you are against than for what you are for? What can you do to change that perception or reality?
  • What things can we do corporately to make delight a greater focus in our discipleship?

Prayer Focus
Pray for a grace to be awakened to the horror of rebellion in God’s good world. Pray for a grace to share God’s delight in God and all the expressions of his glory.

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