Psalms for Beginners

This series will examine the different types of psalms as well as the various literary devices used by the authors of this book.

Introduction to the Psalms
In this introductory lesson to the book of Psalms, Mike reviews the title, authorship, and use of this Jewish songbook.
Hebrew Poetry
In this lesson, Mike reviews the various literary devices that make Hebrew poetry unique.
Wisdom Psalms
This class will examine the three types of psalms that make up the "Wisdom" category of psalms.
Nature Psalms
This lesson examines "nature" type psalms and how they are designed to not only highlight the beauty of creation but also how the creation serves to honor and reveal the power of God.
Word Psalms
Mike examines the psalms that highlight the value and power of God's Word.
Penitential Psalms
The penitential psalms record expressions of personal lament and confession of sin by the psalmist.
Worship Psalms
These beautiful and uplifting psalms describe the feelings of awe and joy experienced by those who traveled to the temple in Jerusalem in order to worship God and marvel at the city and temple at the heart of the Jewish religion.
Suffering Psalms
The suffering psalms described both the trouble and the effect on the author as he poured his heart out before God in prayer.
Assurance Psalms
The psalms that lift up God's name and providential care as protector and guide are referred to as assurance psalms.
Praise Psalms
Praise psalms encompass the actual words sung and recited when worshipping God in various circumstances.
Royal Psalms
Royal psalms were written for occasions such as royal coronations, anniversaries and weddings, or simply to honor the King.