DNA Guide: Restoration & Psalm 126

These guides are designed to help DNA groups engage the Scriptures from the sermon on Sunday and deepen conversations and growth around the gospel. If you missed this sermon, you can listen here as a primer for your DNA time.


Thanksgiving is an element of our worship gathering (and the narrative of the gospel) when we praise and offer thanksgiving for all the work God has done to redeem and restore all things, including us. In many ways, this part of the gathering represents a foretaste of the kingdom of God; when we will sing praise for eternity for all that the Father, Son, and Spirit has accomplished. In our scattered lives, we live in this reality as we notice the kingdom of God coming into our world and when we seek the coming of the kingdom of God in our world. The Lord Restores.

Read Psalm 126 out loud


What is this Psalm saying? How would you put it into your own words?


According to this Psalm, who is God? 

As you read this Psalm, what do you notice about the singers? What have they been through and what has God done?

How has God restored you? What areas of your life, community, and city do you long to see restoration?

How do we look for restoration apart from Jesus? What are those results like? 


How can we seek and notice Jesus’ restoration? 

Pray together