I am sure you would agree that the Psalms are one of the most beloved parts of the Bible. I would venture to say that that Psalms have been a great source of comfort and encouragement in your life. I know I have camped in the Psalms in meditation and devotion, many times, and continue to draw upon them for nourishment to my soul.
"...we can sing the Psalms to Jesus and with Jesus, all while seeing Jesus and the gospel throughout all 150 chapters. It is because the Psalms are anchored in and point us to Jesus that they can be a fountain of unending hope and joy."
The Psalms are not only vital to our souls in our walk with God, but they were written to draw our hearts to our Glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the good news of His gospel. As author David Murray informs us, we can sing the Psalms to Jesus and with Jesus, all while seeing Jesus and the gospel throughout all 150 chapters. It is because the Psalms are anchored in and point us to Jesus that they can be a fountain of unending hope and joy.
As a church, we are going to survey some of the Psalms with an eye to see the great themes of the gospel: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. My prayer is that our worship to the Triune God will increase, our understanding of the Psalms in light of Christ will grow, our affections for the Lord will flourish, and the joy and comfort of the Lord will fill our hearts and church.
So please join us as we explore the glories of God and the gospel in Scripture’s beloved songs. To prepare you and encourage you in our study, we have some resources we’d like to recommend:
The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Tim Keller
Psalms by the Day by Alec Motyer
Christ in the Psalms (Although primarily for preaching, these have great insight into finding Christ in the Psalms):
The Messiah and the Psalms: Preaching Christ from All the Psalms by Richard Belcher
Preaching Christ from the Psalms by Sidney Gredanus
Jesus on Every Page by David Murray (Murray focuses on the whole OT, but is very readable and has a great section on the Psalms)
Commentaries on Psalms:
Psalms 1-72; 73-150 by Derek Kidner (Kidner Classic Commentaries)
Psalms, (3 Vols.) by James Montgomery Boice (Expositional Commentary)
Psalms Songs (2 Vols.) by The Corner Room
Psalms by Sovereign Grace Music
Psalms (3 vols) by The Psalms Projects