The Psalms are one of the most read and referenced book in all of the scriptures, yet they are one of the least preached books of our bible. Martin Luther said the Psalms are the Bible in miniature. If that’s the case, we would do well to spend time studying, preaching and teaching, and applying them to our lives and the lives of our disciples!
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Reading the Psalms
The book of Psalms is the largest book in the bible and was written over a period of 1000 years. It is a collection of 150 songs written by over 10 different authors. They are compiled by several different groups and broken up into Books 1-5. There are several different genres of Psalms throughout the book and it is helpful to know and understand what genre each specific Psalm fits into to better apply it to our life. We have created a Psalms Genre Chart for those wanting to gain a little deeper insight into each Psalm.
We have also made a reading plan for this sermon series. It is our hope that everyone will read through the Psalms together as a church so that we can discuss and apply these truths to our lives at the same time! We will be reading 3 Psalms a day for 7 weeks and then preaching one of those Psalm on the following Sunday. We are also challenging everyone to memorize Psalm 46 together. We will read it aloud, sing it aloud, and hopefully quote it aloud at the end. Psalm 46 contains several foundational truths regarding God’s power, presence, and purpose in our life. We know we are safe and sound in God because of who he is and what he has done.
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to be immersed in the Psalms this summer in attempts to better live a life of worship.