Forever in the House of the Lord

August 15, 2021 Speaker: Jonathan Sgalambro Series: Joy in the Mourning

Topic: Hope Scripture: Psalm 23:1–6

Community Group Questions:

Engage Yourself:

Identify a time when you felt your soul restored. What sort of things surrounded you during that time? 

Identify a time when you “walked through the valley of the shadow of death”. Were you able to find the comfort of God? Why or why not, and if so, how do you remember that comfort being delivered to you?

Engage the Text:

Read through the Psalm in your community group. What sticks out to you? What words or phrases do you find to be most challenging and encouraging? Explain.

Engage your Neighbor:

Verse 5 says that God “prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies”. In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, we’re taught to love our enemies. Are there people in your life who are difficult to love? How can you embody this call to love your enemies? (Note: this does not mean you should open yourself up to situations where you might experience abuse).

Engage your Family:

One of the main points of this psalm is the fact that in all circumstances, God walks with us on our journey. Talk with your children and encourage them with the truth that no matter what they experience, God promises to be present in the midst of it.

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