Join us each Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM.
What does the world’s oldest book of Christian music look like? It’s a little Psalty! The book Psalms contains 150 of God’s greatest hits. Each one a song for God’s Old Testament Christians. Some were for pilgrimage to Jerusalem, others when there was a heavy heart full of sin. These songs were taken by our Lord as his own words and show us insight into the heart of God. Persecuted? Thankful? Excited? There was a Psalm to be sung. In this class will dig into the history behind these songs from the pen of our God and get a little Psalty!
Each Wednesday at 10:30 AM we’ll look at a psalm or cluster of psalms. Everyone is welcome to attend this mid week study, Psalty. We’ll use Zoom for our meeting. HERE is the link.
Lesson 1: Start at the Beginning
“Blessed is the man…” There are many things in life that challenge what God says. Psalm 1 does a great job of reorienting our lives to his will.
Lesson 2: A Mighty Fortress
Psalm 46 was the inspiration for the theme song of the Lutheran Church. How is God your refuge and strength? How can we be still when the mountains are melting and wars are raging? Join us to find out.
Lesson 3: The Good Shepherd
“The King of love, my shepherd is…” Those words, hummed to a Gaelic tune, can follow you the rest of the day! The rich imagery of the Good Shepherd ooze out of every verse of the 23rd Psalm.
Lesson 4: Lift Up Your Eyes
Depending on where you lived it was a long walk to Jerusalem for the festivals in the ancient world. God’s people were commanded to gather at the temple to worship a few times a year. Psalm 121 is an example of what these pilgrims sang.
Lesson 5: Shadow of the Almighty
God’s shadow of protection rests over his Christians. It is with the words of Psalm 91 that Jesus rebuked the devil when he tempted him. These words offer comfort and peace for the Christian who lives in a volatile world.
Lesson 6: Messianic
There are a handful of Psalms where the Savior takes the words as his own. It’s not difficult to do a whole Lenten sermon series on Messianic Psalms. Psalm 69 is a great example of both a Messianic Psalm and an Imprecatory Psalm. We’ll look at the curses in this psalm next week.
Lesson 7: Messiah’s Curse
Are there really curses in the Bible? It seems strange, but the topic of opposing evil is a real one in this veil of tears. One of the ways we are to oppose evil is through prayer. That’s exactly what the imprecatory Psalms are. In Psalm 69 we see a curse from the Messiah.
Lesson 8: Confession
When David fell into sin, it was a dangerous time for him spiritually. Luther mused that David had lost his faith. Only our God knows and can judge the heart. There are some lessons to be learned from David’s fall. Make we take these to heart.