Contributed on Apr 7, 2021
Introduction to sermon series on Psalms analyzing the Psalter through Walter Brueggemann's model of orientation-disorientation-reorientation. Uses various author's works including "The Messiah in the Psalms" by Daniel Segraves.
Psalms: Introduction The book of Psalms is widely used as devotional literature. It has been for centuries and millennia. It was the liturgical songbook of Israel. It was the first hymnal of the first church. The psalter is such a part of Western culture that Psalm 23 finds itself in the rap ...read more
Contributed on Apr 14, 2021
The second sermon in the Psalms series. This sermon talks about four examples of psalms of orientation. It relies heavily on "The Message of the Psalms" by Walter Brueggemann.
Psalms: Songs of Orientation Introduction: Last week we began exploring the message of the Psalter. We said that the book is a whole and has an overarching message. It is broken down into five books. The first four end with a doxology, praising God. The final (fifth) book within the Psalter is a ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2021
Psalm 1 and 2 serve as an introduction to the Psalter. This is the third sermon in the Psalms series.
Psalms: Songs of Orientation 2 Psalm 1 is an introduction to the entire Psalter. It is placed over against Psalm 2 on purpose. Psalm 1 is a "Torah Psalm." The word "torah"' means "instruction." Here it most likely does not have reference to the law of Moses but to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 28, 2021
This sermon begins talking about the Psalms of Disorientation. God does not despise our doubt. He has given us a way to use our doubts to build our faith by praying the psalms of disorientation.
Psalms: Songs of Disorientation (Part 1) Introduction Psalm 13; Psalm 73 Up to this point in our study of the Psalter, we have been looking at the psalms of orientation. We have seen that the psalms of orientation describe life as functioning as it should. Creation is seen as well-ordered, the ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2021
The basis of this sermon is a sermon preached by Tim Keller on Psalm 88.
When Darkness Is My Only Friend Introduction Warning: I want to build your faith, but my first point of this sermon is a real downer. The book of Psalms is filled with desperate prayers. There are personal laments and corporate laments. It is in these that the psalmists express their ...read more