The Psalms in 5 minutes

If you ever struggle to grasp the Bible narrative as a whole, do yourself a favour and check out the free animated videos from The Bible Project.

Today they released a doozy on the Book of Psalms. How do you even explain how 150 Psalms fit together, let alone do it in 5 minutes?

Check it out. These masterful guys might even help you to see the Bible as the story of the Kingdom of God.  And don’t miss the details, such as the image of the tree in Psalm 1.

Psalms_TheBibleProject

Voice of an under-shepherd (Psalm 23)

You have people in your care? See yourself as an under-shepherd.

Open Psalm 23.

If you like mysteries, how about the clue above verse 1 in Psalm 23? The compilers who arranged the Psalms after the exile added some clues about how the Psalm was used or understood. Some of these headings are musical instructions. Some provide a historical setting. Almost half the Psalms are labelled “Of David.” What does that mean?

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Celebrating the arrival of the King (Psalm 72)

Tom Wright’s message, “Entering the Advent Season Celebrating the Arrival of the King”

Open Psalm 72.

Tom Wright recently delivered a message describing this season as “celebrating the arrival of the king.” Great perspective!

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