Contributed on Feb 11, 2011
This Psalm is a genre of Psalms know as Hymns. The main feature of these Hymns is that they contain exuberant praise of the Lord, or they give us a reason for praising the Lord. They are a celebration that God has entered our lives and our community.
Message Series: Responding to God How To Praise A sermon on Psalm 19. Read straight away. Hymns contain exuberant praise of the Lord, or they give us a reason for praising the Lord. They are a celebration that God has entered our lives and our community. How does Psalm 19 do that? Well, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2011
A Psalm of Confidence expresses trust in God’s goodness and power because we have an intimate awareness of God’s presence. Psalm 91 is an example off this.
Introduction:- Psalms of Confidence We are considering the Psalms and how to use the Psalms to help us respond to God. There are 150 Psalms ... but we don’t have to look at each Psalm to learn how they apply. The Psalms are grouped into seven types ... or the technical term is genres. The ...read more
Contributed on Mar 1, 2011
The main feature of a Remembrance Psalms is that to call to mind the actions of God in the past, especially the way God acted to save His people. We do that because we understand that all history is God’s history - every thing has a reason.
Introduction to Reading We have been making our way through a series of sermons on the Psalms. We have discovered that the best way to understand what the Psalms are all about is to focus on the genre. A genre is a group or a type or a family. In the Psalms there are seven genres of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2011
Kingship Psalms remind us that we have a King who is to be listed to and obeyed because He protects us and provides for us. Basically all Kingship Psalms answer the same question … “How do I respond to the rule of God in my life?”
Introduction to Reading Altogether there are 150 Psalms. In the past weeks we have been looking at different Psalms and realizing that each of the 150 Psalms can be categorised into one of seven different genres. The seven different genres ...read more
Contributed on Mar 12, 2011
As we look at the genres of the Psalms we find the Thanksgiving Psalms. Thanksgiving Psalms always talk about a difficult situation which has been fixed. We might want to think of Thanksgiving Psalms as our response when God helps us out of trouble.
Introduction to Reading The family of Psalms which we are going to consider this morning are known as Thanksgiving Psalms. In many ways a Thanksgiving Psalm is similar to a Hymn of Praise … indeed they often start out in the same way with an expression of praise to the Lord. However the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2011
This sermon focusses on the family of Psalms known as Laments. In a Lament the Psalmist brings his complaints and problems to God. A Lament is also an occasion when the faithfulness and care of God is questioned. Psalm 88 is the example.
Introduction to Reading We are up to our sixth sermon in this series on the Psalms. Through this series we have learnt how to interpret the different “Genres” or types of Psalms which are in the Scriptures. The seven genres ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2011
Wisdom Psalms give concrete examples of how God wants us to live our life. If you live a certain way then this and this will happen. If you live a different way then something else will happen instead. Wisdom Psalms explain the consequences.
Introduction to Reading As we continue our series of sermons which focus on the Psalms we are going to turn our attention to last of the seven genres. Those who have been here for most of the series will, by now, be very familiar with the ...read more