From the Sermon: Psalm 67
Preacher: Pastor Jon Needham
Scripture: Psalm 67
MAIN POINTS: 1) God’s Mission 2) God’s Blessing
As we conclude this Summer’s Psalm Series, be encouraged that God’s mission is deep and wide and his plan is never thwarted. Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
Family Discussion Questions:
1. What’s something that surprised or confused you about this Bible passage?
2. How does God accomplish mission in the Old Testament and how is it similar and/or different in the New Testament?
3. Based on this Psalm, what is God’s posture toward other nations? How does this affect how you think of other nations and people groups?
4. What does it look like for a nation to come to Christ?
5. What skills, abilities, and passions has God given you and how can you use those gifts to bless others?
· Read the sermon summary together as a family. Build this into your regular 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 of 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.
- Genesis 1:28a; 12:1-3
- Isaiah 42:1&4; 49:5-6
- Acts 1:8
- Revelation 7:9-10; 19:24
- Psalm 2:10-12
- Numbers 6:24-26
Use these additional scriptures as daily reading. This is also a great way to help your children learn to locate passages in the Bible.
Attribute of God:
TRUE: God defines and measures all that is true.
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.
CHURCH: Please spend some time this week in prayer for all the different ministries launching this fall.
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.
In tenderness He sought me
Weary and sick with sin
And on His shoulders brought me
Back to His fold again
While angels in His presence sang,
Until the courts of heaven rang
O-o-oh the love that sought me!
O-o-oh the blood that bought me!
Oh the grace that brought me to
the fold of God
Grace that brought me to the fold
He died for me while I was sinning...
Needy and poor and blind
He whispered to assure me...
“I’ve found thee; thou art Mine.”
I never heard a sweeter voice,
it made my aching heart rejoice
Upon His grace I’ll daily ponder
And sing anew His praise
With all adoring wonder,
His blessings I retrace
It seems as if eternal days,
are far too short to sing His praise.
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.
Psalm 119:130 “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”
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:
Questions 30: What is faith in Jesus Christ?
Answer: Receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel.