Study Guide – Psalm 96:1-6

Psalm96-1-6

1 Sing a new song to the Lord!
    Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!
2 Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
    Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
3 Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
    Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
4 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
    He is to be feared above all gods.
5 The gods of other nations are mere idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens!
6 Honor and majesty surround him;
    strength and beauty fill his sanctuary. NLT

 

As you start this devotional study, take a moment to sing a new song to the Lord. Find a new praise song at worshiptogether.com or worshipleader.com; or listen to the Brilliance or Rend Collective; or find another new song of praise that helps you to sing to God.

 

Why do you think so many psalms begin with this command, "sing a new song to the Lord"?

 

Look at verses 1-3. What content should be in this new song?

 

What amazing things would you say God has done in your life?

 

In verses 4-5, what does the author of this psalm point out?

 

Describe each element of verse 6.

 

::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::

Write a song to sing! Take a moment to write your own lyrics to God, sharing the amazing things that God has done for you personally.

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Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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