Jesus Through the Word: Psalms

Monday February 20, 2017
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Week Sixteen: Psalms 
 
Outline
Book One—Psalms 1-41
Book Two—Psalms 42-72
Book Three—Psalms 73-89
Book Four—Psalms 90-106
Book Five—Psalms 107-150
 
Themes
Liturgical Worship
Pss. 15, 24, 29, 95, 115
 
Poetry
Acrostic (119, 145)
Parallelism (24)
Imagery (18, 78, 91)
 
Types
Hymns (8)
Thanksgiving (100)
Lament (3)
Penitential (6)
Imprecatory (109)
Wisdom (1)
Hallel (113-118)
Ascents (120-134)
 
Where is Jesus?
The Righteous Man—Psalm 1
The Begotten Son—Psalm 2 (Hebrews 1:5)
The Man—Psalm 8 (Matthew 21:16, Hebrews 2:5-10)
Resurrection—Psalm 16 (Acts 2:25-32)
The Sufferer—Psalm 22 (Matthew 27)
The Shepherd—Psalm 23 (John 10)
The Obedient One—Psalm 40 (Hebrews 10:5-10)
The Bridegroom—Psalm 45 (Hebrews 1:8-9)
The Ascended One—Psalm 69 (Ephesians 4:8)
On the Cross—Psalm 69 (John 19:28-29)
The Victorious King—Psalm 110 (Hebrews 1:13, 5:6, 6:20)
The Chief Cornerstone—Psalm 118 (Matthew 21:42, 1 Peter 2:7)
 
What is this book about?
Written for use in the tabernacle and temple, the psalms orient us toward a right understanding of worship, focusing our eyes on the Salvation of God, without diminishing the very real pain and exhaustion of this life, teaching us to lift all things up to the Most High with praise and thanksgiving.
 
How does it point to Jesus?
In every way; the New Testament teaches us to understand the psalms as Spirit-inspired forms of worship that either are Jesus’ own words, or words about Jesus. As such, they identify us with Him as we work through the difficult trials that are common to this fallen existence, and in so doing, help us to grow in faith.