Date: May 28, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 73 |


Psalm 73—The Clarity Eternity Brings

Lesson 1: In this world there is confusion, but we should know:

  • (Part 1) The wicked prosper, because God is ________ to His ______________ (Matt 5:45, Luke 6:36, 2 Pet 3:9, Ezekiel 33:11, Rom 2:4).
  • (Part 2) The godly suffer for the purpose of ________________ like ____________ (Rom8:28-29, 2 Tim 3:12, John 15:18, Heb 12:6,11 James 1:2-3, 1 Pet 4:12-13).

Lesson 2: Ultimate clarity comes from understanding:

  • (Part 1) The end of the ____________ is sudden ______________________ (Mark 8:36, Rom 9:22, Matt 25:46, 2 Thess 1:8-9).
  • (Part 2) The end of the __________ is __________ (2 Cor 4:16-18, Rom 8:17-18, Rom 9:23-24)

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Prov. 6:20-21

Day 1: Read Psalm 73 and discuss: What did Asaph observe in the opening verses? What impact did these observations have on his life? What two difficulties caused him to stumble?

Day 2: Read Psalm 73 and discuss: Identify some of the people in our society that seem to fit the description Asaph offers in verses 4-12. For what specific reasons are they “enemies of God”? What does the Bible say about us before we believe the gospel? What does it call us? What does this reveal about God’s character towards his enemies?

Day 3: Read Psalm 73 and discuss: Why do the godly suffer? What types of suffering do the godly experience? What is the end result of the discipline of the Lord? Read Hebrews 12:11 to find out.

Pray for those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col. 4:3, 2 Thess. 3:1): Pastor Scott and Randy Hanson

Pray for these church members/families (1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:18, Col. 1:9): Austin Lehtonen, Matthew & Jessica Lindeken, Mitch & Judy Lindeken, Rachel Lindeken, Michael Lindeken

Pray for “kings” and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2): Local:Woodland City Council; State:State Rep. Brandon P. Vick; Nation:Vice President Mike Pence

Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38): Those we directly support: India Evangelical Mission (IEM), An Unreached People Group: Hausa (Muslim, in Nigeria)

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