Psalm 130: Hope In God’s Forgiveness:
Handout: Psalm 130: Hope In God’s Forgiveness
Psalm 141: Resisting Evil Within:
Handout: Psalm 141: Resisting Evil WithinPsalm 141: Resisting Evil Within
We covered Psalm 141 and dealing with evil within the Church as well as Psalm 130 about hoping in God's forgiveness.
The first half study of Psalm 130 examines the importance of recognizing the depth of our sin, addresses prayer and reparation for the sins of others, explores perspectives on hope, and discusses the meaning of redemption.
The second half on Psalm 141 looks at the dangerous and difficult situation where those within the Church are doing wrong. We discuss the image of the Evening Sacrifice as well as the bodily expression of worship. We look at the challenges to our speech in environments when surrounded by wrong both for compromise and retaliation. We examine some ways we can unwittingly participate in the ways of the wrongdoers around us. We discuss the dangers on both sides — the danger of falling into compromise with wrong and the danger of falling into excessive judgment of others. We explore the image of pouring oil on one's head in the Israelite culture and some of the difficulties in the text of this psalm. We conclude with a brief look at how we will indeed reap what we sow.
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