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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

PSALMS

ROYAL PSALMS

YEAR THREE SESSION 7

King David

SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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welcome
WELCOME
  • GATHER
  • REVIEW
  • OPENING

PRAYER

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royal psalms
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
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 focus psalms for leaders as rulers
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
Small Group Work

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break
BREAK

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review
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
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
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
Specific Psalms
  • Psalm 96
    • Hymn
    • Celebrates God reigns over all nations
      • Establishing a new order characterized by:
        • Justice
        • Equity

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specific psalms12
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 psalms13
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
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
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
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
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
Closing Prayer

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evaluation with facilitators
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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