24-Lesson Six: Tav, verses 169-176

The Tav Stanza, Psalm 119:169–176

We've made it through the twenty-two magnificent stanzas of Psalm 119—a psalm that paints a vivid and textured picture of what God's Word is and does!

As we think back together over the stanzas, I hope you'll take the time to compile a list of your #hashtags for each of the stanzas and then respond to the following questions:

What is your #hashtag for the Tav stanza? What is the biggest truth you learned in this stanza and how is it changing the way you think and act?

Are you going to be joining me for Romans 8, Mindset: Learning and Living the Will of God? If not, what is your next step with God?

What has been your biggest takeaway from Psalm 119 as a whole? Can you summarize it into one or two sentence? 

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Love,

pam :) 

23-Lesson Six: Shin, verses 161-168

The Shin Stanza, Psalm 119:161–168

I'm sad to see our official time in Psalm 119 drawing to a close but am so filled with joy over our time together and the relationships that we've been building! Let's finish strong!

What is your #hashtag for the Shin stanza? How is what you've been learning changing the way you think and act?

Is there something in your life that causes you to fear stumbling or falling away from God? What specific truth(s) from God's Word (chapters and verses) will hold you and give you confidence?

What do you think about doing the Romans 8 study (Mindset: Learning and Living the Will of God) from the beginning of November through the end of the year?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Love ya,

pam :) 

22-Lesson Six: Resh, verses 153-160

The Resh Stanza, Psalm 119:153–160

We're so close to the finish line—just two more stanzas to go! Do you know what though? Every time you come back to Psalm 119, God will still have truth to show you that you didn't see this time around! I love that we will never run out of God's life-giving Word! No matter how long we dig, no matter how deep we go, we will never exhaust it!

Here are our starter discussion questions for today:

What's your #hastag for the Resh stanza and why?

• What was your biggest takeaway this week and how is this truth changing the way you think and act?

What is your favorite online Bible study tool?

Looking forward to discussing God's Word with you today!

Love,

pam :)

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21-Lesson Six: Qoph, verses 145-152

The Qoph Stanza, Psalm 119:145-152

Let's jump right into our discussion time with these questions:

Is there anywhere in your life right now that you find yourself behaving as though God is not near or does not hear? What verse or verses from this psalm can help align your thinking to truth? What other Scriptures teach us the same truths?

What is your #hashtag for this stanza? What specific truth that you learned from this stanza is most changing the way you think and act?

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Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Love,

pam :) 

20-Lesson Five: Tsadhe, verses 137-144

The Tsadhe Stanza, Psalm 119:137-144

Let's discuss Tsadhe! Here are some questions to get us going: 

What is your #hashtag for this stanza and why?

What key truth have you learned about righteousness from this stanza and what are you going to do with it?

Looking forward to hearing from you today!

Blessings,

pam

p.s. Here's the Boot Camp link. I'd love for you to join me in helping the next generation learn to discover truth for themselves!

19-Lesson Five: Pe, verses 129-136

The Pe Stanza, Psalm 119:129-136

Let talk Pe and let's do some review, too!

How do you respond when people are not walking in God's ways? How does this compare with the psalmist's response?

• For review: What are your #hashtags for Teth, Yodh, Kaph, Lamedh, Mem, Nun, Samekh, and Ayin?

What is your #hashtag for the Pe stanza? What has been your biggest takeaway from this stanza and how is it changing the way you think and act?

I can't wait to see your #hashtags!! Thanks so much for studying with me and for sharpening me as iron sharpens iron!

Here's the link if you're ready for Tsadhe!

Blessings,

pam :) 

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18-Lesson Five: Ayin, verses 121-128

The Ayin Stanza, Psalm 119:121-128

"All" and "everything" are very big words! The psalmist unflinchingly employs them both when speaking of God's precepts. Let's talk about this today. 

• In verse 128 the psalmist says, "I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything." How does this compare with modern thinking? How can we live according to this verse practically?

What is your #hashtag for the Ayin stanza?

How is this stanza changing the way you think and act? It would be great if you can give a specific verse and action. 

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See you on the blog!

Love,

pam :) 

17-Lesson Five: Samekh, verses 113-120

The Samekh Stanza, Psalm 119:113-120

Let's discuss the Samekh stanza!

• What do you fear today and why?
• What is your #hashtag for Samekh?
• What specific verse in this stanza are you applying this week and how?

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See you on the blog!

pam :)

p.s. Thanks in advance for checking out the Boot Camp link!

p.s.s. I have the Ayin stanza posted now, too, when you're ready for it!

 

16-Lesson Four: Nun, verses 105-112

The Nun Stanza, Psalm 119:105-112

Let's jump into our discussion:

How does your life show a resolve to incline your heart to God's Word?

What is your #hashtag for this stanza?

What was your biggest takeaway and how is that changing the way you think and act?

Before you leave, would you take a few more minutes to see how you can help equip the next generation? Thanks in advance for taking the time to check this out!

Much love,

pam 

 

15-Lesson Four: Mem, verses 97-104

The Mem Stanza, Psalm 119:97-104

God's Word is sweeter than honey and sweeter than chocolate! Let's talk about that today:

Are you experiencing the sweetness of God's Word? How are you experiencing it?

What is your hashtag for the Mem stanza?

What truth stood out to you in this stanza and how is that truth changing the way you think and act? 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Blessings,

pam :) 

14-Lesson Four: Lamedh, verses 89-96

The Lamedh Stanza, Psalm 119:89-96

Here are the questions to get our Lamedh discussion started: 

How have you seen God's Word bring true freedom in your life?

What is your #hashtag for the Lamedh stanza?

What key truth stood out to you in this stanza and how is it changing the way you think and act?

Keep up the great work with your comments and discussion!

Love,

pam :) 

13-Lesson Four: Kaph, verses 81-88

The Kaph Stanza, Psalm 119:81-88

Let's talk about the Kaph stanza starting out with these questions:

What are some specific scriptures that can help you when your soul is languishing and your eyes are failing?

What is your #hashtag for the Kaph stanza?

What truth stood out to you in the Kaph stanza and how is it changing the way you think and act?

When you're ready, I've also posted the Lamedh stanza. Don't worry, I've kept it pretty short. ;)

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Love,

pam :) 

12-Lesson Three: Yodh, verses 73-80

The Yodh Stanza, Psalm 119:73-80

Let's talk about Yodh! Here are the questions to get us started:

Have you seen someone live out the reality of Psalm 119:74? How were you made glad and encouraged?

What is your #hashtag for the Yodh stanza and why?

What has been your biggest takeaway truth from this stanza and how are you starting to live it out?

Looking forward to hearing from YOU soon!

Blessings,

pam :) 

11-Lesson Three: Teth, verses 65-72

The Teth Stanza, Psalm 119:65-72

Let's talk Teth!

How does knowing that God is good and does good change things? How can it change the hard situation you're in today?

What is your hashtag for this stanza?

What is the biggest truth you've learned from this stanza and how is it changing the way you think and act?

Looking forward to hearing from YOU today!

Love ya,

pam

10-Lesson Three: Heth, verses 57-64

The Heth Stanza, Psalm 119:57-64

Let's talk about the Heth stanza and do some review today!

Is there something in your life where you are delaying obedience? You don't have to write the answer down for this, but please pray through this question and bring it before the Lord. 

What is your #hashtag for the Heth stanza?

What is the biggest thing you learned and are applying from this stanza?

What are your #hashtags from the stanzas we've studied so far (Aleph, Beth, Gimel, Daleth, He, Vav, and Zayin)?

See you on the blog!

pam :) 

09-Lesson Three: Zayin, verses 49-56

The Zayin Stanza, Psalm 119:49-56

Are you ready to talk about the Zayin stanza? Here are some questions to get us going today:

What are ways that you have been able to comfort yourself with the Word of God and what are ways that you can comfort others?

What is your #hashtag for this stanza?

What was your biggest takeaway from the Zayin stanza and how is it changing the way that you think and act?

Let's keep the discussion going! If you haven't posted a comment yet, let me remind you that it's really easy. As you comment, you will encourage others and you'll find yourself being encouraged, too! Jump on in, the water's fine!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon! 

Love ya,

pam :) 

p.s. If it's your first post, let us all know, okay?!

 

Tip #6—Context, Context, Context

Context is King in Interpretation!

Before you jump to conclusions in Bible interpretation or life, pay attention to context! What is context? It's whatever is around what you're looking at. In Bible study we pay attention not only to particular verses, but to everything that surrounds them in order to get as much information as we can. Check out the video to see how wrong things can go when you ignore context!

08-Lesson Three: Vav, verses 41-48

The Vav Stanza, Psalm 119:41-48

As you can see at the start of the video, Lucy likes to stand guard when I cut videos—I wish she could hunt the mosquitoes down for me! :)

Let's keep our discussion going with these questions:

How are you walking in truth of God as your covenant partner, in the truth of His lovingkindness towards you?

What's your #hashtag for the Vav stanza?

What is the biggest thing you've learned from the Vav stanza and how is it changing the way you think and act?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Love,

pam :)