Week 1 – Intro to Psalms – “Happiness”

Theme of Psalms 1 & 2 – Happiness
Question: What does it mean to be happy?
Read Psalm 1
Question 1: How deep are your roots? By that I mean, what habits are you cultivating that sustain your life with God?
Question 2: What practices is God calling me to cultivate so that I can live out of His abundance?
Read Psalm  2
Question: I wonder what it looks like for us to seek refuge in the Lord?
Week 2 – Psalms 146-150, “Praise the Lord”

Theme of Psalms 146-150 – Praise the Lord!
Read Psalm 146
What does it look like to trust in the Lord today? I wonder if you’re fully trusting in the Lord?
Read Psalm 149
How can we, the church, use our praise to point to God’s glory/victory?
Read Psalm 150
What does your practice of praise look like? What do you focus on?
Next week read Psalms 3-7
Week 3 – Psalms 3-7, “Lament”

Theme of Psalms 3-7 – Lament
What is a lament? What does it mean to lament?
How can lament be a help to us in our life with God today?
Read Psalm 3
What part speaks most powerfully to you in light of today?
Read Psalm 4
How can God use lament to transform our spirits?
Read Psalm 6
What does this psalm teach us about the need to confess our sins?
Week 4 – Psalms 22-23, “Images forGod”

Read Psalm 22
I wonder if you can share a time that you felt something like the anguish and feelings of forsakeness. What was it like for you? How did you make it through?
What does it mean to us that Jesus chose to identify with us in our suffering?
Read Psalm 23
I wonder which image means the most to you? Why?
Week 5 – Psalms 42, “Our Hope and Security”

Read Psalm 42
What is the soul?
How is your soul doing?
Week 6 – Psalms 51-60, “Our Hope and Security”

Read Psalm 51
Share your thoughts and observations.
Psalm 51:1-2
I wonder how confession of sin fosters a deeper life with God?
Psalm 51:3-19
I wonder what you can take from this to apply to your life with God?
Week 7 – Psalms 100-106, “Worship”

Why is worship so vital for God’s people?
Read Psalm 100
I wonder how we can be more actively engaged in worship of the Lord?
Read Psalm 103
I wonder what part of it, image or statement, resonates with your own story?
Read Psalm 105
What do these psalms have to teach us about worship? And what will you take away for your own practices?
Week 8 – Psalms 119, “God as King and the Word”

Read Psalm 119
Read a section together and discuss. Then continue through as you are able with your group and finish on your own if you are unable to finish it together. Pray some of the themes you see in Psalm 119 as a group.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Teach the new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.
And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of age.
~Matthew 28:19-20