Approaches to Psalms (OT SS Lesson #25)

by | Jul. 01, 2010

Lesson Helps

The Book of Psalms is one of the most beautiful and meaningful books of the Bible, and it is agonizing to realize that our Sunday School schedule only allows one lesson to cover the entire oeuvre. In this post, I’d like to outline several possible ways to approach a one-hour lesson on the Psalms, and to request your input as to which appeals to you personally.

1. Messianic Approach to Psalms

Our lesson manual begins with a list of 13 prophecies of the life and mission of Jesus Christ which can be found in the Psalms. (A more complete list can be found here.) There are several reasons why a study of Messianic prophecy is a helpful way to approach the Psalms. The prophecies can be used as evidence to strengthen faith in the Savior and identify Jesus as the true Messiah. They are also a source of insight into the Lord’s passion, resurrection, ascension, reign, and judgment.

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