June 7, 2015

Persevering Through a Soular Eclipse Part 1

Passage: Psalm 22:1-21a
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Calvin on Psalm 22

Questions for Consideration in Family Worship

  1. To whom has Psalm 22 been important throughout church history?
  2. What nickname has been assigned to Psalm 22 by many throughout church history?
  3. What specific event in David's life forms the setting of this Psalm?
  4. Why does David seem so confused by the feeling of being abandoned by God?
  5. Had God actually abandoned David? Why or why not?
  6. Had David completely lost his faith in God? Why or why not?
  7. What does David intersperse in between his cries for help?
  8. How does a knowledge of God's attributes help us during times of trial and suffering?
  9. Name some of the attributes, or characteristics, of God that David calls attention to in this Psalm.
  10. How might these attributes be particularly comforting during periods of suffering?
  11. How does the fact that Jesus cried out the opening verse of this Psalm help us to see Him as a sympathetic high priest?