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Introduction.

The Psalms served as the hymnal, prayer book, and devotional guide for the Jewish people. Made up of 150 songs, Psalms covers a full range of human experience. In this series, we will focus on four Psalms that deal with unique aspects of worship.

 

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SERIES TITLE: The Art of Worship

PART ONE: When Praise is Unified

TEXT:  Psalm 133

INTRODUCTION.

The Psalms served as the hymnal, prayer book, and devotional guide for the Jewish people. Made up of 150 songs, Psalms covers a full range of human experience. In this series, we will focus on four Psalms that deal with unique aspects of worship.

DISCUSSION.

Think of a time you attended a sporting event for your favorite team, or a concert with your favorite band. What did it feel like to be part of the cheering crowd? Have you ever felt similar feelings in a worship setting? Why or why not?

EXAMINATION.

Notice the setting of this psalm of David. “A song of ascents.” What does this mean and how does it impact our understanding of the psalm?

V.1 Most people would agree with this general statement that unity is a good thing. What is David referring to?

V.2 To better understand “the precious oil” look at Exodus 30. How does this illuminate this verse?

V.3 If Mount Hermon is the highest peak in Israel, and Mount Zion is where Jerusalem and the temple are located, how does this fit in with the circumstances of the psalm?

According to this verse, where or when does the Lord bestow his blessing?

APPLICATION.

  • How did Jesus make it possible to worship God anytime and anywhere?
  • Even though all of life can and should be lived in worship to God, why is corporate worship important?
  • What is the danger of making unity the primary focus of why we gather?
  • What other good things do churches focus on that aren’t the primary thing?
  • How can we do a better job of focusing worship on God the Father, through Jesus his Son, by the power of the Spirit?
  • Fact: What is a key truth that you understood from this passage?
  • React: What did you feel?
  • Act: What are you going to do?

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