Today is Thursday, December 28th, 2017 I wish you a happy new year. The Holidays can bring about both joy for some and stress for others. As Christmas fades so does some of the goodwill and peace. However the peace the Lord brings never fades. Today's scripture is from the Psalms. No matter what this world or life is throwing your way we can know that God is Lord over all. God is described as enthroned over the flood. The very flood that covered the earth is under the Lord's command. Nothing is outside of His power. I hope in this season you find peace in the truth that God is sovereign over all of life. Peace that is not temporary but peace from a ruler enthroned forever.

CONNECT
(Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
_ Is there a flood in your life?
_ Do you find peace in knowing that even in the midst of everything the Lord is enthroned?

PRAY
Take time to acknowledge God as Lord over all. Pray that he might grant us strength and peace through trusting in His Lordship. Through His rule He brings about peace forever.

DISCOVER  [Psalm 29:10-11]
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn?
(Use these questions below each portion of text to clarify the main point)

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;

   the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

11 May the Lord give strength to his people!

   May the Lord bless[a] his people with peace!

_ What does it mean to be enthroned?
_ What are the two things God is enthroned as?
_ How long is the Lord enthroned?
_ Why would the Lord give strength and why would His people need it?
_ What does the Lord bless his people with?

+ HOW am I compelled to confess sin and how does the gospel compel me to respond with a simple step of action/obedience?  (Here are some thoughts to discuss in break-outs)
_ Is there something in your life that you don’t see God enthroned over?
_ Does knowing that God's rule will bring peace give you strength?
_ How can you help bring about peace from God’s enthronement?

+ WHO are you walking with to discover or grow in Jesus and what is your next step with them, how can we help?