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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." The Right Relationships Sermon Illustration by William Barclay http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/march/5039.html Sermon Illustration by William Barclay Topics: Love , Comfort , Righteousness Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration for Psalm 45:10-17, 15:4, Proverbs 24:1, and Romans 16:17 argues that right relationships are the soil in which righteousness can grow and that we can only claim the rewards that have been sown. Ten 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. "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. 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. 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. Queen and Mother Article by Fr. Stephen De Young https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/wholecounsel/2018/09/21/queen-and-mother/ Article by Fr. Stephen De Young Topics: Mary Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Stephen De Young discusses the Theotokos, Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, and her special role as Queen and Mother. 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. 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. 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 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. The Holy God who Answers Commentary/Exegesis by James Limburg https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=505 Commentary/Exegesis by James Limburg Topics: King , God's Holiness , Mercy , Power Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Psalm 99, one of the enthronement Psalms ("The Lord is King"), James Limburg notes the emphasis on God as holy and as one who answers. 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. The Reign of the King Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1085 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: God, the King , Reign of God , Kingdom of God Source: Working Preacher Describing how ancient kings administered justice, Nancy deClaissé-Walford's commentary on Psalm 96 discusses how kingship underwent a "democratization" during the Babylonian Exile in which God became king of a people committed to bringing about God's kingdom. Beginning a Lenten Journey Sermon Starter/Outline by Carl Bosma http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/beginning-a-lenten-journey-psalm-1 Sermon Starter/Outline by Carl Bosma Topics: Lent , Liturgy , Sermon , Psalms Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service plan for Lent focused on Psalm 1 with extensive sermon notes. It reminds us that life is a journey with two possible paths; one path brings happiness, but the other path brings tragedy. 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. 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. Seeing Clearly in the Sanctuary Sermon Starter/Outline by Carl Bosma http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/seeing-clearly-in-the-sanctuary-psalm-73-sermon-notes Sermon Starter/Outline by Carl Bosma Topics: Doubt , Sermon , Psalms , Trust Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Sermon notes on Psalm 73 from Lenten series service. This service acknowledges the seeming inequities of life and the doubts that arise, yet declares strength, hope, and protection in God our Sovereign Lord. Fear and Holiness Commentary/Exegesis by James K. Mead https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=362 Commentary/Exegesis by James K. Mead Topics: Fear , Worship , Wisdom , Ethics Source: Working Preacher James Mead's commentary on Psalm 34:9-14 focuses on the ways in which worship and wisdom are connected, giving worship an ethical dimension. The Suffering Psalmist's Song Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1083 Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Faith , Suffering , Oppression , Trust Source: Working Preacher Identifying Psalm 43 as part of a longer psalm including Psalm 42, Rolf Jacobson's commentary discusses the psalmist's trust in God despite the agony of being separated from the temple and being oppressed by others.

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