26 Jun

The One Thing

Passage: Psalm 27

Speaker: Patrick King


“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way… God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.” – C.S. Lewis


Read Psalm 27. What surprises, encourages, or sparks questions for you?

What does this psalm teach us about God? How does this psalm show us something about the character of God that we can praise?

From this psalm, is there sin to confess, a promise to claim, or command to obey?

What does it look like in your daily life to have God be our “the one thing” as David expressed in verse 4?

How might the distinction between training and trying help us seek the Lord?

Is there anything from this psalm you need to remember, rejoice in, request, or repent of?


Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week? Consider how you answers/discussion of this psalm might inform prayer for one another this week. Spend time praying with and for one another.