Sermon Text: Psalm 51


  1. Being Bothered by Yourself (vv.1-5)
  2. Being Renovated by God (vv.6-12)
  3. Being a Member of God’s Household (vv.13-19)

Reflection Questions:

  1. Where have you recently seen in yourself the MASSIVE impulse to cover-up, downplay, or deny the bothersome and alarming things about yourself?
  2. Who really bothers you these days? How and why are you taking it so personally?
  3. How much does mercy mean to you? Are you hungry for the bone-breaking mercy of God?
  4. Would you rather live alone by mercy, OR have everyone praise you for your perceived merits?
  5. When was a time that you basked in the joy of a house molded by mercy?