The Book of Psalms

Psalms: Part 1 – The Overview

When you think “psalms” do you think “songs”? Actually, some Bible scholars say that a better translation for “psalms” might be “praise.” And the psalms are full of praise. In fact, praise is a defining feature of Psalms—not just the individual psalms themselves, but also this book of the Bible as a whole.
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Psalms: Part 2 – Who’s who in the book of Psalms

Most people give the famous Bible figure David credit for the book of Psalms. But as it turns out, Psalms was more likely written over a period of several centuries, by a number of different poets. The good news about that is that the authorship of Psalms makes this book—and its message—incredibly universal.
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Psalms: Part 3 – Types of Psalms

If you’re familiar with only a few of the most well-known psalms, you might think that most psalms are psalms of thanksgiving. In fact, thanksgiving psalms are only one type of psalm. There are also psalms of praise, royal psalms, psalms of wisdom, and even psalms of lament.
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Psalms: Part 4 – Themes

Is there really a common theme among the 150 psalms that make up the book of Psalms? In fact, there is. It’s “My God and me.” In other words, the book of Psalms is about our relationship with God—with a trustworthy God, who never lets us down.
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Psalms: Part 5 – Psalms and me

If you’ve watched any of the other videos in this series, you know that the psalms are incredibly universal. And not just because they were written by so many people over so many years. The psalms are also universal because no matter what kind of trial you’re facing, or no matter how stuck you seem to be in your prayers, there’s good news: There’s a psalm for that!
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