Psalm 2:1-3 Teaching Outline

Introduction: Today we are going to begin our study of the first Messianic psalm in the Book of Psalms. It is quoted or alluded to as such a number of times in the New Testament. Although the psalm itself does not have a superscription identifying the author, the early Christians, including the Apostles, attributed the … Continue reading Psalm 2:1-3 Teaching Outline

Psalm 32 – Happiness Through Forgiveness (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: The first word of this psalm is blessed, from the Hebrew word ’esher (אֶ֫שֶׁר), which refers to the true happiness that one can only find through a right relationship with God. The Reformation Study Bible thus correctly asserts in a footnote on the use of ’ešer in Psalm 1:1 that it is “A stronger … Continue reading Psalm 32 – Happiness Through Forgiveness (Teaching Outline)

Psalm 19 – Rightly Responding to the Revelation of God (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Theologians often make a distinction between General Revelation (the revelation of God through creation) and Special Revelation (the revelation of God through the Scriptures). As we will see today, this distinction is a Biblical one and is rooted in passages such as Psalm 19. As we examine the psalm, we will see 1) that … Continue reading Psalm 19 – Rightly Responding to the Revelation of God (Teaching Outline)

Psalm 95 – A Call to Worship (Teaching Outline)

Note: The LXX says that David wrote this Psalm, and the author of Hebrews confirms this fact when he cites a portion of the psalm and attributes it to David (4:7). We will look at this passage from Hebrews later in our examination of the psalm. I have added transliterations for any Hebrew words. Introduction: C.S. … Continue reading Psalm 95 – A Call to Worship (Teaching Outline)

Psalm 15 – Who Can Have Unhindered Fellowship with the LORD? (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Charles Spurgeon refers to the opening verse of this psalm as “the great question. Asked by idle curiosity, despair, godly fear, earnest enquirer, soul troubled by falls of others, holy faith” (Treasury of David, e-Sword). Such are examples of the many motivations that lead people to ask such a question. Yet, no matter what motivates a person … Continue reading Psalm 15 – Who Can Have Unhindered Fellowship with the LORD? (Teaching Outline)

Psalm 133 – The Blessing of Unity (Teaching Outline)

Note: As with most of the the other outlines I have posted on this blog, this expositional outline was originally used for teaching on a Sunday morning at Immanuel Baptist Church, where I have been blessed to serve as the primary teaching elder for more than twenty years. This outline is yet another sample of … Continue reading Psalm 133 – The Blessing of Unity (Teaching Outline)

Bob Gonzales on the Imprecatory Psalms

Just a couple of days ago, Dr. Bob Gonzales, Academic Dean and a professor of Reformed Baptist Seminary, posted an article entitled Zealous for God: A Defense of the Imprecatory Psalms. He has posted two videos of classroom lectures on the subject that I am posting here as well. After having watched both of these … Continue reading Bob Gonzales on the Imprecatory Psalms

Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Psalm 119

In this post I would like to shift focus to another psalm. Psalm 119 has several stanzas in which the author describes a struggle with what we would call depression, but we will focus our attention on the Daleth stanza in verses 25-32: NKJ  Psalm 119:25 “My soul clings [דָּבַק, dāḇaq] to the dust; revive … Continue reading Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Psalm 119