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PSALMS. ROYAL PSALMS YEAR THREE SESSION 7. King David. WELCOME. GATHER REVIEW OPENING PRAYER. ROYAL PSALMS.

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PSALMS

ROYAL PSALMS

YEAR THREE SESSION 7

King David

SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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WELCOME

  • GATHER

  • REVIEW

  • OPENING

    PRAYER

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ROYAL PSALMS

“I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant; forever will I confirm your posterity, and establish your throne for all generations” Psalm 89:4-5

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GOALS

Text: To appreciate the importance of kings and royal imagery in the religious imagination of ancient Israel;

Spirituality: To pray with images of God as king;

Action: To grapple with the place of leadership—initiating and responding to it—in one’s life.

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Leadership FocusPsalms for leaders as rulers

  • Leaders are called to pray

    • We are called to be a priesthood of believers

    • A royal priesthood

    • A people of:

      • Priests

      • Prophets

      • Kings

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Small Group Work

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BREAK

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Review

  • Psalms of orientation

    • Praise

  • Psalms of disorientation

    • Lamentation

  • Psalms of new orientation

    • Thanksgiving

      • Songs of gratitude

      • Spoken to God

      • Usually communal worship

        *Gratitude is interwoven among

        other psalm genres

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Royal Psalms as Literary Genre

  • Numbers: small

    • 2, 18, 21, 45, 72, 101, 110, 144:1-11 (NJBC)

    • Boadt adds 20, 29, 47, 78, 89, 93, 95-99 (maximum #20)

  • Definition of Royal Psalms

    • “Patriotic” songs

    • God as Ruler or

    • Earthly Ruler as God’s representative.

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    Royal Psalms Setting

    • Life of the king

      • Coronations (2)

      • Anniversary/wedding (45)

      • Petitions for warrior-king (20, 72)

        • History, monarchy in Israel

  • Later, liturgical services

    • Feast of God as Ruler (95-99)

    • Messianic expectations in worship

      • Post exilic congregations

      • Hope for heavenly deliverer

      • Messianic king

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    Specific Psalms

    • Psalm 96

      • Hymn

      • Celebrates God reigns over all nations

        • Establishing a new order characterized by:

          • Justice

          • Equity

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    Specific Psalms

    • Psalm 89

      • Royal

        • Centering on the Davidic dynasty

        • Links traditions of:

          • Creation of the universe/Formation of Israel to

          • Promises given to David for an everlasting dynasty

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    Specific Psalms

    • Psalm 2 and 110

      • Both royal psalms

      • From coronation ritual

        • When a prophet anoints the crown prince

        • Declares him king

        • Names his royal powers

          Could be used in an anniversary celebration.

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    Focusing the Spirituality

    • God Concept is:

      • Ruler

      • King of all Nations, the cosmos

  • Ideal Israelite king

    • Given authority divinely must:

      • Demonstrate God’s just governance

      • Reflect God’s will and God’s ways to all the people

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    Appropriating the Spirituality

    • God still “reigns”

    • Support leaders

      • Who will work for the rights and well-being of all, especially those in most need

      • Look for and raise up ecclesial leadership that will do the same

  • Motto: “In God We Trust”

    • Arises from both the ancient Hebrew and modern American traditions dual task: pray for and improve the globe

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    ACTION

    Learn the place of leadership in our lives—initiate and respond to it daily.

    NEXT WEEK PSALMS 1, 37, 49, 112

    WISDOM 7:22-8:1

    PROVERBS 8:22-31

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    Preparation for Integration

    • Volunteers: In ones and some two’s

      • Praise/Creation

      • Praise/Torah

      • Lament/Grief

      • Lament/Complaint

      • Thanksgiving

      • Royalty

      • Wisdom

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    Closing Prayer

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    Evaluation with Facilitators

    • How did prayer work for the group?

    • What is the progress surrounding the two specific prayer related questions (1 and 7)?

    • How is sharing happening?

    • How is everyone growing in prayer?

    • Continue to pray for each other that God will guide all in facilitating the groups.

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