HIS VOICE THUNDERS OVER THE WATERS
HIS VOICE BREAKS THE CEDARS
HE IS LORD OF EVERY STORM
SO HE IS LORD OF YOUR STORM
Watch this to prepare your heart for the week and for this powerful psalm:
This week we see the power of the Lord, the power of poetry, the power of accompanying music — and most of all, from the psalm, the confident assurance that God is in control. There is no storm over which He is not Lord, no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Storms, like the flood in Noah’s Day, show both His fury, but also His mercy. I have not seen the Noah movie (but I will when it comes out on DVD) and I know they added to and changed the story — but believers I respect were able to filter that out and “mine the gold from the Egyptians.” I mined some gold in this preview — see if you can as well:
1. What stands out to you from the above and why?
2. Were you able to “mine any gold” from the clip from “Noah?”
Monday – Wednesday: Bible Study
Prepare your heart with this:
3. Read aloud Psalm 29 with all your heart and all your mind. What stands out to you? Why?
4. Compare Psalm 29:1-2 with Isaiah 6:1-5. What similarities do you see?
5. Read Psalm 29:3-9 and describe the power God has over creation. Share a time when you witnessed this and it caused you to tremble or be in awe.
6. Isaiah describes a day that is coming in Isaiah 2:12-21. What will happen and what is the purpose of this storm?
7. What similarities do you see in the above with Psalm 29?
8. Psalm 29:10 moves into the storm that becomes a flood. Read Genesis 6:5-8. What was the purpose of that storm and how did it show both God’s wrath and His mercy?
Prepare your heart with this song:
9. Find ways God showed mercy to Noah and his family in:
A. Genesis 6:17-18
B. Genesis 7:16
C. Genesis 8:1
D. Genesis 9:1-3 (How does this echo God’s command to Adam and what does this imply?)
E. Genesis 9:13-17.
10. Challenge question: Do you believe that God is in control of every storm — or not? If not, what does that mean theologically? If so, can you support this scripturally?
11. Optional: The following is a documentary from a man on the street questioning people about Noah — I found it illuminating — but this is optional, if you have a half hour of relaxed time to watch. Watch and comment. Might be interesting to watch with teens too.
Keller has a free sermon on Noah that is terrific: LINK
12. Share your notes and comments on one of the above
13. What is your take-a-way and why?