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PSALM 72: THE UNIVERSAL KINGDOM OF GOD

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They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon shall endure throughout all generations (Psalm 72:5, KJV) Today we are going to study Psalm 72 in two sections. The 1st section will be asking a series of questions related to this Psalm. In the 2nd section we're going to be looking at Isaac Watts and how his hymns compare or are alike to Psalm 72. WHO? Author is Solomon (...

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PSALM 51: THROWING ONESELF ON THE MERCY OF GOD

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Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight(Psalm 51: 4a, NKJV) The superscription for this psalm is: "A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba." The background is given in 2 Samuel 11-12. William Culberson in his outline pointed out true confession includes the following elements: Casting onese...

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PSALM 23: THE SHEPHERD PSALM

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The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want (Psalm 23:1, KJV) INTRODUCTION (By Chuck Swindoll) "The 23rd Psalm is one people turn to when alone and afraid, when in harm's way in the battlefield, when surrounded by splintered remains in a disaster, when lying in a hospital bed facing surgery, in prison when the doors slam shut, and when overwhelmed by grief." RESEARCH AND ...

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PSALMS OF CHRIST’S PASSION: Psalms 16, 40, and 41

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He also brought me out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps (Psalm 40:2 NKJV) As we all know, and believe The Bible is God's inspired word for us. We also believe all throughout the scriptures the coming of the Savior, Jesus was prophesized. We also believe Jesus is a direct descendent of King David and there for h...

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PSALM 8: GOD’S HIERARCHY

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What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?(Psalm 8:4, NKJV) As the creator of all, God also had a master plan. Just as all organizations have a hierarchy or organizational structure, God established an order to all of His creation! God's hierarchy: God, then angels, man, and beasts. David marvels how God uses people on earth. Verses...

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PSALM 2: FOUR VOICES OF PSALM 2

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Yet have I set My King in Zion on My holy hill of Zion" (Psalm 2:6, NKJV) Every book has these 3 basic parts, beginning, middle and end. In Psalm 1 and Psalm 2 we are introduced to the Psalter, and we can identify 4 distinct voices. FOUR VOICES OF PSALM 2 VOICE 1: (v.1-3) The Nation of Israel cast off restraint from God. The psalmist's amazement at the plans of...

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PSALM 1: A PSALM OF TWO WAYS

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But his delight is in the law of the LORD and in His law he meditates day and night(Psalm 1:2, NKJV) As I continued reading and studying the Psalms, I truly enjoyed how our former Pastor Ken Hornok described Psalm 1. Pastor Ken expanded on these 5 main points, Separation from the world, Situated on the waterSaturated, Sanctified, and Satisfied by the Word of God. The go...

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PSALMS (PART 2)

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Now David himself says in the book of Psalms", Jesus (Luke 20:42a, NKJV). In the last post we explored the beginning of the Book of Psalms, today we conclude our study by reviewing some of the events that led to the writting of some Psalms. We also need to understand the characteristics of Hebrew poetry Religious lyric poetry expressing emotions Evocative language wi...

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PSALMS (PART 1)

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Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; thus says the man raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel(2 Samuel 23:1, NKJV) The book of Psalms is full of wonder, praise and love for God our creator, In the Psalms you can read about worship, lament, desperation, despair, creation, humanity, all of th...

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JEOPARDY

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And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised,(Ecclesiastes 1:13, NKJV) In our lives we all have special things we like to do to keep us busy or entertained. Some like to travel, read a book, play sports, spend time outdoors, etc. One of my...

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