Sermon Discussion Questions

Sermon Discussion Questions

Small Group/Interact Questions (July 23)

  1. Who wrote this Psalm?  Given what you may know about the author’s life, what do you think the circumstances were when he wrote this?

  2. Verses 1-2 show two distinct struggles the author is having.  What are they?

  3. Does verse three sound pretentious?  Would you ever talk to God like this?

  4. Describe the shift between verses 1-4 and 5-6.

  5. How do you typically observe grief?  How does the author’s cry of “how long” describe you?

  6. What seems to be God’s design when it comes to grief?  How easily do we embrace it?

“Making Room for Grief” Psalm 13

Small Group/Interact Questions (July 16)
  1. What does it mean to be “confident in your own righteousness?” (v. 9)

  2. What are some ways we look down on others (even if we don’t mean to)?

  3. What were the reputations of both the Pharisee and the tax collector?

  4. What’s wrong with the Pharisee’s prayer in verses 11-12?

  5. What’s right with the tax collector’s prayer in verse 13?

  6. Making room for the self-righteous begins with a prayer like the tax collector’s.  What does this look like for you?

“Making Room for the Self-Righteous” Luke 18:9-14