Arriving at Thanksgiving


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Nov. 22, 2020

Psalm 122

Arriving at Thanksgiving

1. Arriving at Joy (vs. 1-2)

A. Joy (v. 1)

B. The Invitation for Everyone

C. They are in the gates  (v. 2)

2. The Place Associated with the LORD, His Values, and Activity (vs. 3-5)

A. A Safe Place to Be (v. 3)

B. A Place of Corporate Thanks (v. 4)

C. A Place for Justice (v. 5)

2 Samuel 8:15

2 Samuel 15:2

3. PEACE (vs. 6-9)

A. A Definition of Peace here The characteristics of God’s peace (internal, external, relational with others, relational with God)

B. Pray for Peace (of Jerusalem)

Romans 14

C. Security is spelled TRUST (vs. 6b-7)

D. Peace is not just personal (v. 8)

E. Actively seeking good (v. 9)

Galatians 5:16-26

Questions to Consider:

1. The Psalm begins with joy. How have you experienced or allowed God to fill you with joy in the last 7 months?

2. Why do you think the Psalm places so much emphasis on being in Jerusalem? Why would that bring joy?

3. Does your peace look Psalm 122 in verses 6-9? (Peace with God, peace with others, security, internal and external peace)

4. Read Galatians 5:16-21. What elements described by Paul do you see as enemies of peace?

5. Read Galatians 5:22-26. How has the work of Christ and the Holy Spirit brought victory that you have seen over these elements in number 4?