Growth Group Questions: October 30

Questions Psalm 32

We all sin and fall short of the glory of God, but what matters is how we deal with our sin.  Why do you think theologian/philosopher Augustine would hang Psalm 32 above his bed?  Do you find it more natural to hide in sin, or to fight sin?

Our view of God dramatically influences when we run to God.  What do you think God is like?  What do you feel, deep down in your heart, what God is like?  How does your view of God affect your value of confessing sin to God?

Read 1 John 1:7-9.  What do you think ‘walking in the light’ entails?  Do you have people in your life that you walk in the light with?  How has this made a difference in your own life?

How has the culture around you – family, friends, work, media etc. – affected your view on forgiveness?  Do you view it as a gift?  Do you believe your sins were paid in full?

What do you picture when you read David saying in verse 7 that God is his hiding place?  What do you think it practically looks like to be hidden in God?

Why do you think David rejoices after being forgiven and says in verse 1, blessed is the one whose sins are covered?  If it is so good to be forgiven, how does this affect how we think about going on sinning?  How does this affect how we deal with future sin?