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.

11 episodes

In this introductory lesson to the book of Psalms, Mike reviews the title, authorship, and use of this Jewish songbook.
In this lesson, Mike reviews the various literary devices that make Hebrew poetry unique.
This class will examine the three types of psalms that make up the "Wisdom" category of 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.
Mike examines the psalms that highlight the value and power of God's Word.
The penitential psalms record expressions of personal lament and confession of sin by the psalmist.
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.
The suffering psalms described both the trouble and the effect on the author as he poured his heart out before God in prayer.
The psalms that lift up God's name and providential care as protector and guide are referred to as assurance psalms.
Praise psalms encompass the actual words sung and recited when worshipping God in various circumstances.
Royal psalms were written for occasions such as royal coronations, anniversaries and weddings, or simply to honor the King.