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Defense for the Defenseless

March 24, 2019 Speaker: AJ Roberts Series: Journey to Joy

Passage: Psalm 120:1–120:7

The Psalmist then and Christians today know the depth of pain caused by hurtful words. How would the Bible have us respond in such grief-stricken seasons of contention? Psalm 120 reveals the power of words, but even more so, the might of the Defender. It's not in our strength where defense is found, but in the One who "entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly."


Reading Plan: 

Monday - Psalm 120

Tuesday - Psalm 121

Wednesday - Psalm 122

Thursday - Psalm 123

Friday - Psalm 124

Saturday - Psalm 125

Sunday - Psalm 126 


  1. What part of the sermon or text had the greatest impact on you? Where were you most encouraged, intrigued, and/or challenged? 
  2. With appropriate detail, describe a time when you had been wrongly accused of something. Upon reflecting, how close was your response to that of Psalm 120? 
  3. Why do you think the identity of the author is unknown? How could this be a benefit to us? 
  4. Christians are God's ambassadors to the world. How does Psalm 120 help us properly reflect the Kingdom of God to those around us who may not know Jesus? 
  5. Our words can be like "sweet cookies" or "sword thrusts". What's your favorite cookie? 
  6. How do your prayer methods need to adjust in order to reflect the nature of Psalm 120? 
  7. In the coming months, this Psalmist's trouble could become reality for our missionaries. Take time as a group to pray for them. 

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