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The Crowd and The Compass - Part One (1 of 8)
Series: Psalms - Greatest Hits of the OT
Dr. Larry Osborne
INTRODUCING THE PSALMS:
Why Some Love Them and Some Hate Them
THE SIMPLE TRUTH
ABOUT SPIRITUAL GROWTH
If we're velcroed to the Bible and other Christians, we'll have what we need when we need it.
THE POWER OF THE CROWD ~ Psalm 1:1
- Associate with everyone.
Hang with those who make you better.
Matthew 9:10-14 and 1 Corinthians 5:9-13
- We become like those we hang with.
Proverbs 13:20/ Hebrews 10:24-25/ 1 Corinthians 15:33
- The Key Question: Where do I turn for advice and approval?
Proverbs 14:7/ Proverbs 29:25-27 and Proverbs 24:1
- Three to avoid: The hot head, the abuser and the rebel.
Proverbs 22:24-25/ Proverbs 23:20-21/ Proverbs 24:21-22
THE POWER OF THE COMPASS ~ Psalm 1:2
Proverbs 2:3-11 and 8:33-36/ 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- A good heart with a bad compass will take you to the wrong place - Every time!
THE GOOD LIFE ~ Psalm 1:3-6
1 Peter 5:6-7/ Proverbs 10:24-25/ Proverbs 11:6 and 13:21
- Blessed at the right time.
- Able to survive the drought.
- A pattern of prosperity.
TAKING IT HOME
1. When it comes to seeking advice and approval, is there anything you'd like to change in or add to your life?
2. Are there any situations or places you need to avoid more or build better boundaries?
Growth Group Homework
This week we heard about "The Power of the Crowd" and "The Power of the Compass" in our first week of the series: Psalms- Greatest Hits. Was there any statement or point that was particularly confusing, caught your attention or challenged you?
1. The Psalms and their lyrics were in some ways the modern day equivalent of the "top 40" for David and the Israelites. Can you think of any favorite or memorable songs from your high school or col ...
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