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Longing for God Discussion Starters

  • October 2020 Issue
Discussion Starters

We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s study of His Word. 

  1. Have you ever felt far from God like the Psalmist describes in Psalm 42? How could this psalm help you in that situation?
  2. How can prayer help us in the face of unexplained suffering? (see Psalm 44)
  3. How does our hope for Christ’s return help us in the midst of trials we face now? (see Psalm 45)
  4. Is there a time in your life you can look back on and recognize that God was your refuge and strength? (see Psalm 46)
  5. In Psalm 49, what are some reasons the Psalmist gives for not being afraid in times of adversity?
  6. How does David serve as a model of true repentance? (see Psalm 51)
  7. Is it hypocritical to praise God even when you do not feel like it, or is that a matter of faith?
  8. What are some of the ways that the world has been impacted by sin? What are some faithful ways we can respond? (see Psalm 59)
  9. In Psalm 65, what are some of the reasons David gives to praise God?
  10. What are some of your favorite images of God in Psalm 68? Why?

BY Ryan Cook

Dr. Ryan Cook has taught at Moody Bible Institute since 2012. He earned his bachelor of arts in Bible and Theology from Moody and his master of arts in Old Testament from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has worked in Christian education and served as a pastor in Michigan for seven years. During his time as a professor at Moody, he earned his doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary. He now lives with his wife, Ashley, and their three children in the Chicagoland area.

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