Following the ministry we received through Jon on Sunday April 25 from Psalm 150, here are some suggested questions for use in your Small Group discussions and/or personal study;
- Are you someone who likes to sit in the sun, in the shade or somewhere in between?
- Why should everything that has breath or even every breath, praise God?
- The context of the psalm is clearly one of musical praise, but if every breath we take gives us the strength to do everything that we do, looking at the example of the golf champion, in what ways can the role of every breath God gives you be used for God’s praise in your everyday life? Do you have to be famous for the breath to count?
- Physically, without breath we can do nothing yet with it we do everything.
- Looking at Ephesians 2:4-10, what purpose does the new life we have in Jesus serve? What are we to do with it? What is it for? Who is it for?
- In what ways does the new life we have in Jesus make a difference (that is, what can you do with life from God that you cannot without it)?
- We can easily think of our breathing as merely the mechanical process taking in oxygen and putting out carbon dioxide.
- What does Acts 17:25 tell us that might change that perception?
- Does this encourage you in day-to-day activities, challenge you or have some other impact on you?
- What role (if any) does creation play in your thoughts toward God?
- Looking at Romans 1:18-20, What would you say are the attributes of God that are visible in nature?
- When you consider the ‘bigness’ of God, does make you feel too small for Him to notice, safe that One so great would love you
or maybe something else?
- Unique from the animal kingdom, humans were created by the breath of God Himself. While that does not make us gods, God did make us in His image – an image broken by sin.
- Does Romans 8:28 – 29 tell us anything about the breath we breathe in praise of God?
- Have there been times in your life where you did not recognise God working but looking back you can see that He was?
- Looking at John 13:1-20, specifically Verse 12 and the question “Do you understand what I have done for you”;
- What had Jesus done for His disciples?
- What does this tell us about the use we make of our breath?