From the Sermon: Psalm 38
Preacher: Pastor Brandon Johnston
Scripture: Psalm 38
In this week’s sermon, we explored David’s view of sin, David’s suffering from sin, and David’s response to sin.
Family Discussion Questions:
- What’s something that surprised or confused you about this Bible passage? (Look back at your Sermon Notes for help remembering!
- How does sin affect our relationships with people? With God?
- What should our response to sin be in ourselves? In others?
- How does Psalm 38 point us to Jesus?
- What sin in your life can you confess today?
· Read the sermon summary together as a family. Build this into your normal routine, perhaps reading together around the table during a meal.
· There are five questions, each with a different theme. You can choose one night a week to go over all five, do a couple questions a few times a week, or discuss one question per day.
· Each question is meant to be a conversation starter. Model for your children how to answer these questions by sharing your own personal insights.
· Even if your conversations don’t go as planned, don’t be discouraged. ALL time spent talking about and reading God’s word is valuable!
· The more consistent you are in having these discussions, the more fruitful they will be. As this becomes part of your weekly rhythm, your kids will anticipate the questions and listen more attentively at church.
Attribute of God:
GENTLE: The tenderness of our Father in Heaven is magnified by his power. The One who created the universe with the power of his Word also knit us together in our mother’s womb and wipes away all our tears.
We focus on a new attribute of God each week to discuss as a family. Use this time to discuss who God is, answer questions the kids might have, and talk about what that week’s attribute means to each person in your family.
FAMILY: Take time to pray this week for your family’s Bible time - that you would be consistent, that God would give wisdom and direction for that time, and that you would all draw closer to God through the study of his Word.
Each week of the month has its own prayer theme: Church, Family, Community and Repentance. Use these themes to show your children how to pray. It can be helpful to add this to an already existing routine like at bedtime or when you’re in the car together.
Jesus Paid It All
I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”
Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.
Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt this heart of stone.
And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete
“Jesus died my soul to save,”
My lips shall still repeat
Oh praise the One who paid my debts
And raised this life up from the dead
Each month we highlight a different song for you to sing together. Singing is an integral part of worship! Singing as a family helps teach the kids how to worship at church, and as they learn more songs, they will be able to participate more on Sunday mornings. You can practice your songs in the car, at the dinner table, when you wake up, or at bedtime! You can also check out our playlist on Spotify and sing along with your favorite worship songs.
“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit...”
This is the same memory verse that the whole church is learning and it rotates monthly. Practice reciting it as a family each day at least once. Dinner time is a great opportunity to practice together.
New City Catechism:
Question 6: How can we glorify God?
Answer: By loving him and by obeying his commands and law.