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Topical Study on Psalms The psalms gift the believer and the believing community with a robust and no-holds-barred vocabulary in conversation with God. The psalms provide backing to Jewish Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel's claim, "With God anything can be said. Without God nothing is heard." Who Do You Say I Am? Sermon Starter/Outline by Kenneth D. Koeman https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1993/searching-questions-week-four Sermon Starter/Outline by Kenneth D. Koeman Topics: Jesus , Confession , Identity Source: Reformed Worship "Who do you say I am?" Kenneth Koeman explores this question in Luke 9:18-27 and our potential responses to it. Included are also a call to worship, a prayer of confession and hymn suggestions. 10 Thirsty Camels Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/06/year-proper-9-14th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Evil , Water , Confession , Sin Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of resources by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about the story of Rebekah and Isaac, the need for repentance and confession of sin, and other biblical themes and passages. The Final Hallelujah Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-2c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast Topics: Grief , Joy , Praise , Lent Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast, in this sermon starter, looks at how Psalm 150 calls one to praise God in a way that acknowledges sin and suffering by finding hope and salvation in God. A Model of Empathy Sermon Illustration http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/july/6072808.html Sermon Illustration Topics: Love , Compassion , Illustration , Grief Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Galatians 6:2, Ecclesiastes 3:4, Romans 12:15, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, or Psalm 45:10-17, a scene from the film "Dan in Real Life" demonstrates a model for empathy. God's Provision and Anger Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=358 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Manna , God's Provision , God's Faithfulness , Trust Source: Working Preacher Nancy deClaissé-Walford's commentary on Psalm 78:23-31, Exodus 16, and Numbers 11 explores both how God demonstrates God's goodness and rule over creation by providing food and how God is angered when we do not trust God. A Psalm for Leaders Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/psalm-leaders Devotional by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Calling/Vocation , Work , Leadership Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark D. Roberts finds in Psalm 45 a challenge for leaders, a call to defend truth, humility, and justice. Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs for Weddings Song/Hymn by Bert Polman https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2000/psalms-hymns-and-spiritual-songs-weddings Song/Hymn by Bert Polman Topics: Wedding , Love , Marriage , Sexuality Source: Reformed Worship Singing “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” at a wedding provides a corporate opportunity to express praise for God’s love to us and to offer prayers for the wedding couple. A Reminder of Comfort and Hope Commentary/Exegesis http://www.aplainaccount.org/psalm-30-d1/ Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Easter , Prayer , God , Pain Source: A Plain Account Psalm 30 helps us remember two things. First that self-sufficiency isn't all it's cracked up to be; David warns against it specifically for separating us from God. Second that joy comes in the morning, breaking darkness. "A Helper in Troubles" Book Quote by Joseph A. Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/helper-troubles Book Quote by Joseph A. Komonchak Topics: St. Augustine Source: Commonweal "Many are our troubles, and in every one of them we should flee to God." An excerpt from Augustine on Psalm 46:1. Voices on the Psalms Audio/Video by Cynthia Eriksson https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/the-psalms/ Audio/Video by Cynthia Eriksson Topics: Psalms , Worship , Liturgy , Justice Source: Fuller Studio Taking inspiration from various theologians, this article contains a number of perspectives on the Psalms; themes discussed include poetry, justice, lament, liturgy, prayer and creative interpretation. An audio lecture on Psalms of Protest is also included. Praying for Help Commentary/Exegesis by W. H. Bellinger, Jr. https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2198 Commentary/Exegesis by W. H. Bellinger, Jr. Topics: Prayer , Covenant , Enemies , God's Deliverance Source: Working Preacher Examining Psalm 70 from various perspectives, W. H. Bellinger's commentary discusses how this prayer for help pleads for God to be faithful to God's covenant in delivering the righteous psalmist from oppressors seeking the psalmist's humiliation. When We Feel Forsaken Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/when-we-feel-forsaken-psalm-22 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Good Friday , Jesus , Crucifixion , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service plan and sermon notes for Good Friday which takes its spirit from Psalm 22 and the cry of forsakenness that was repeated by Christ on the cross. Seeing Clearly in the Sanctuary Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/seeing-clearly-in-the-sanctuary-psalm-73 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Lent , Awareness of God , Doubt , Psalms Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service outline for Lent from Psalm 73 which acknowledges the seeming inequities of life and the doubts that arise, yet declares strength, hope, and protection in God our Sovereign Lord. Includes thorough sermon notes. Victory through Prayer Commentary/Exegesis by Luke A. Powery http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=77 Commentary/Exegesis by Luke A. Powery Topics: Kingdom of God , Palm Sunday , King Source: The African American Lectionary This commentary on Psalm 20:1-9 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for celebrating Palm Sunday, focusing on Jesus as king. God's Salvation through a Complex Baby Boy Commentary/Exegesis by Terence E. Fretheim https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3109 Commentary/Exegesis by Terence E. Fretheim Topics: Salvation , King Source: Working Preacher Providing historical context for the composition of Isaiah 9:2-7, this commentary by Terence E. Fretheim discusses how God will bring salvation to Israel after a period of bondage through a baby similar to King Hezekiah. I Called and God Heard Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/i-called-and-god-heard-psalm-34 Service Outline Topics: Lent , Jesus , Suffering , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service outline for Lent focused on Psalm 34 and viewing Jesus as the suffering servant in a Lenten series on the Psalms. A Song of Thanksgiving for the Anticipated Rule Commentary/Exegesis by Terence E. Fretheim https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=474 Commentary/Exegesis by Terence E. Fretheim Topics: Salvation , God, the King , Advent Source: Working Preacher With its theme of endless peace, justice, and righteousness anticipates the creation-wide, egalitarian rule specified Isaiah 9:2-7 declares this future is possible because of the passionate and unfailing commitment of God to work toward this future. From Dust to Kingship Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/from-dust-to-kingship-psalm-2 Service Outline Topics: Easter , Lent , History of Redemption , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this worship service outline for Easter Sunday, Psalm 2 shows the promise of future redemption for God's people and the coronation of Christ as King. Encountering Jesus on the Road to Emmaus Audio/Video by Scott E. Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/encountering-jesus-on-the-road-to-emmaus Audio/Video by Scott E. Hoezee Topics: Emmaus , Jesus Source: Groundwork This audio commentary on Luke 24:13-49 discusses Jesus' encounter with two disciples on the road to Emmaus. He points them to the scriptures: "the Book is about Me if you only knew how to read it." A Song of Praise Commentary/Exegesis by Jerome Creach https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2499 Commentary/Exegesis by Jerome Creach Topics: Praise , God's Faithfulness , God, the King , King David Source: Working Preacher The main subject of Psalm 145 is the eternal kingship of the Lord. God as heavenly king is faithful in a way that no king of Israel ever was, and God’s kingdom of righteousness endures forever.

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