Reclaim the Psalms for true worship, as well as prayer, as you learn how to approach God with the emotional intensity of the ancient psalmists. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins combines the insights of scholarship on the Psalms with artwork, liturgy, song, and poetry, to give us a new way to use the Psalms in our life of faith together, to empower our corporate identity and revitalize our worship. She examines how the Psalms formed the worship of ancient synagogues and the earliest churches and how they can do the same for our churches today. Reflective questions bring worship leaders and individuals alike to a new awareness of the power of the Psalms to enrich public worship and private devotions with an honesty that does not turn away from the realities of suffering and anger.
Psalms of Divine Wisdom : a Man's Journey Through the Psalms
Author: Joel D. Biermann
Men, take this journey together through Blessed Is the Man to discover how Christ your Savior builds your character and integrity through His Word. You will read real stories from other men sharing how they deal with the realities of daily life and the challenges and opportunities they face. This study helps you live out the greatest adventure every man is given: a life rooted in God's Word and anchored in blessings of Christ. Session 1: Psalm 112? Session 2: Psalm 119: 1-8? Session 3: Psalm 119: 105-112? Session 4: Psalm 127? Session 5: Psalm 128? Session 6: Psalm 139: 1-12
You are invited to laugh, cry, pray, grow in this nine-week Bible Study in the Psalms! Join us on a journey through the heart of the Bible - a journey through the Psalms. In the psalms we encounter human response to the knowledge of God. We'll read the timeless words of people motivated by fear and by faith, by pain and by praise, by sorrow and by joy. As we journey, we'll learn to allow knowledge of God to shape us through prayer, praise, and going deeper into friendship with God, seeking to be transformed by gazing upon the God of glory!
A Journey Through the Psalms is a workbook designed for both individual and group work. The psalms are different from the rest of scripture in that they are the inspired writings of mankind lifting prayers and praise to God. The psalms cover the gamut of human emotion, the deepest cries of the heart, and the study of them develops a broader understanding of praise, worship and prayer. Each study leads the participant through a minor technical analysis to better grasp Hebrew poetry, as well as reflection and meditation sections to assist in experientially understanding worship as the psalmist intended. The workbook is full of extras such as a recommended study sequence, a group worship activity tailored for each psalm and group exercises useful for providing a change of pace or facilitator downtime. The study encourages the participant to explore their insights, hardships, and journey as a manner of ministering to one another. There are no right or wrong answers, only the mindfulness of where each is as they share their journey. This workbook encourages personal reflection, followed by interaction with a group. This shared worship, in community, offers insight and richness which can only be obtained in this way. The Psalms have much to teach us in this day of individualism and the limited breath of the corporate worship experience. A Journey Through the Psalms helps us to gain that understanding.
In Praying Psalms Ian Stackhouse offers daily reflections on all 150 psalms. In so doing, he seeks to alert the reader to the sheer emotional range of the Psalter in the hope that this will give courage to pray bold, honest prayers. Indeed, Praying Psalms is best used not as a commentary but a basic primer for anyone wanting to encounter the psalms in all their rawness and vitality. Whether in small groups settings or private prayer, and whether in sequence or in random selection, Praying Psalms is a confident reassertion of the central place of the Psalter in Christian spirituality.
Sue Smith has contributed a much-needed collection of principles and insights for the process of songwriting. Using the Psalms as signposts on this journey, Sue has drawn from David, the greatest songwriter of all time, to help present day songwriters find the joy and the discipline of singing our hearts out to God. —Gloria Gaither, songwriter, author, speak Sue C. Smith has been the most prolific and impactful writer for our company and the thousands of churches we serve. This new book is as beneficial as thousands of hours of conference training, but it is all in one brilliant resource. —Johnathan Crumpton, Sr. Vice President, Brentwood-Benson Publications This book is a priceless treasure. The wealth of experience and spiritual perspective from one of Christian music’s most prolific songwriters is like gold. —Mike Harland, Director, LifeWay Worship Resources