Weekend Bible Study
Theme of the Week: Fueled by God's Blessings
Saturday, February 8, 2014
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Today's study passage is a celebration of the salvation of God. He has always been about the business of restoring our relationship with him and unleashing blessing upon his children. As we "drink deeply from the fountain of salvation" (v. 3), that blessing can't help but overflow to others. The writer of this passage is so overjoyed that God has come to the rescue of his people that he exhorts them to tell the nations all about what God has done. And we have seen even more fully the glory of God's salvation in Christ. How can we not do the same?
What are some instances in the Bible of God rescuing his people?
What are some times in your own life when God has rescued you from trouble?
How does reflecting on rescue stories help you to be thankful for God's salvation in your own life?
Why do you think God allows his people to get into trouble in the first place?
Spend some time worshiping God for his blessings and salvation. Think of ways you can make that joyful worship contagious to those around you.
Key Study Passage:
Spend Time in Prayer: Thank God for the ways that he has blessed you, and ask him to help you spread those blessings to everyone you meet.
Songs of Praise
12 In that day you will say:
"I will praise you, Lord.
Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
and you have comforted me.
2 Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation."
3 With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.
4 In that day you will say:
"Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done,
and proclaim that his name is exalted.
5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
let this be known to all the world.
6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."
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Prayer for the Week
Lord, please help me not to be distracted by false definitions of blessing, but instead, to live fully in the reality that true blessing is found in a deepening relationship with you.
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