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Student Small Group Guide

The Psalms

Wednesday, June 17

Read Psalm 119:1-16 (MSG)

1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course,

    walking steadily on the road revealed by God.

You’re blessed when you follow his directions,

    doing your best to find him.

That’s right—you don’t go off on your own;

    you walk straight along the road he set.

You, God, prescribed the right way to live;

    now you expect us to live it.

Oh, that my steps might be steady,

    keeping to the course you set;

Then I’d never have any regrets

    in comparing my life with your counsel.

I thank you for speaking straight from your heart;

    I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.

I’m going to do what you tell me to do;

    don’t ever walk off and leave me.


How can a young person live a clean life?

    By carefully reading the map of your Word.

I’m single-minded in pursuit of you;

    don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.

I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart

    so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.

Be blessed, God;

    train me in your ways of wise living.

I’ll transfer to my lips

    all the counsel that comes from your mouth;

I delight far more in what you tell me about living

    than in gathering a pile of riches.

I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you,

    I attentively watch how you’ve done it.

I relish everything you’ve told me of life,

    I won’t forget a word of it.


01. What excuses have you given (out loud or in your head) to not read & study the Bible?

02. What does it look like in 2020 for a teenager to have an intimate/close relationship with God? What are some things that could pull us away from an intimate relationship with Him?

03. Describe what it would look like to follow Jesus with half of your heart? What would it look like to follow Him with your whole heart?

04. Would you agree with the phrase “partial obedience is full disobedience”? Why or why not?

05. Does your time with God have a routine of reading, meditating, and praying? Why or why not? What would be the benefits of not only reading but also meditating & praying about what you just read?

This Week's Challenge: 27 of 27

People who work in the world of forensic accounting help prosecute people who make fake money. The interesting thing about this profession is that you don’t study what fake money looks like, you study what real money looks like. When we know the truth it’s easy to identify the fake. Memorizing and studying God’s Word is our defense to knowing the wicked ways of Satan. This week’s challenge is to memorize Psalms 119:11