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  1. The book of Psalms Dele Oke

  2. The Psalms The passion with which the Psalms praise God rebukes the poverty of our knowledge of God. In the Psalms we witness emotions and intellect combining in praise, prayer and plea to the Lord God almighty.

  3. Quick introduction • Five books • Seven authors (identified) • Cover about 1,000 years – Moses (Psa 90) to Ezra 7:1-10

  4. What do they teach us? • How to praise God individually – Ps 9 • Corporate praise – Ps 67 • How to repent individually – Ps 6 • How to pray – Ps 17 • Interactive worship – Ps 118* • Encouragement to our faith – Ps 61 • Expressions of desperation - Ps 42

  5. How to read the Psalms • Selectively or Numerically • Meditatively – Ps 119 • Understanding the poetry (Thought lines) – Ps 24:1-3 • Appreciate the imagery – Ps 1:3; 114:1-8; 42:1; 37:1-2; 23:1-3 • What ‘thought lines’ and imagery do you notice in Ps 78: 52-72

  6. The Living Word library • www.wordlibrary.co.uk