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Turning Yourself In To God

June 24, 2018 Speaker: Floyd Morgan Series: For Every Season

Passage: Psalm 51–51

 Community Group Questions: For Every Season - Psalm 51 -"Turning Yourself In To God"

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Read Psalm 51 together as a small group and then work through the following questions:

 

  1. Read the title at the top of chapter 51 and discuss how this event with Bathsheba and Nathan shaped this Psalm.

 

  1. In verses 1-2, what are the three figurative verbs used by David to express how he wants God to cleanse him?

 

  1. In verse 1, David is confident that these three actions (as seen in question #2) will take place, based on what two primary characteristics of God? How have you seen God display these two characteristics toward you in your life?

 

  1. In verse 4, why does David state that he has sinned against God only? What can we learn from his attitude about sin and our own offenses against God?

 

  1. Why does David choose to talk about being sinful while he was still in his mother’s womb (verse 5)?

 

  1. Verses 16-17 show us two specific ways man was to approach God before the time of Christ. What are they? What is the Biblical principle for us today concerning these two approaches?

 

  1. What does it look like for God to “break” you, and to be in a “broken” condition? Why is brokenness necessary in our lives for God to work (verse 10)? How have you seen God use your brokenness to reshape you?

 

Prayer exercise: Spend time in prayer confessing our shortcomings, thanking Him for His forgiveness, and praising Him for who He is!

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