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Psalm 10 Commentary

Psalm 10 Commentary

In this Psalm 10 commentary I’d like to give you a demonstration of how I go about preparing a message in the psalms using Psalm 10 as an example. It’s a lesson on how to interpret Hebrew poetry. And the idea is that hopefully you’ll pick up on some of the advice I give and be […]

Psalm 7 Commentary

Psalm 7 Commentary

The tongue is a fire. It’s the very world of iniquity. With the tongue, men simultaneously bless God and curse those made in his image. The tongue is out of control. Even powerful things like ships and horses can be tamed and directed. But no one can tame the tongue. This is what the book of James in the New Testament teaches us. And so it’s no surprise that the psalmist is experiencing what’s he’s experiencing in Psalm 7 here. David is being slandered by a particular man. And he needs the Lord to vindicate him – because he’s innocent of the charges. So, let’s study Psalm 7.

Psalm 5 Commentary

Psalm 5 Commentary

We’ll approach Psalm 5 like we have all the psalms. We’ll explore its genre, underlying situation, structure, topic, and theme. And finally we’ll study each verse of this psalm. Psalm 5 Genre As has been our custom, we start these lessons considering the genre of the psalm that we’re studying. And Psalm 5 is another lament […]

Psalm 4 Commentary

Psalm 4 Commentary

This is our lesson studying the Psalms. We started last time studying a sub-set of psalms known as lament or complaint psalms. Last week we dealt with Psalm 3. Now we’ll move one psalm further onto Psalm 4. Psalm 4’s Genre We’re again talking about a lament Psalm. So we can expect a certain type of structure in […]

Psalm 3 Commentary

Psalm 3 Commentary

Let’s study Psalm 3! Psalm 3 Commentary Genre First, we’ll talk about the genre of Psalm 3. What kind of poem is it? Well, it’s what we call a lament Psalm. You could also call it a complaint Psalm. And this kind of Psalm accounts for about 1/3 of the entire book of Psalms. So […]

An Introduction to Psalms & Biblical Poetry

An Introduction to Psalms & Biblical Poetry

So, we find ourselves in a new teaching series. I originally planned to teach through Genesis at this point. I was taking an online course on the Pentateuch from Maranatha to gear up for that. But then my appendix ruptured and I ended up missing 2 of the 8 weeks of that class and had to […]

Ruth 4 Commentary Summary Sermon

Ruth 4 Commentary

We continue in our Ruth 4 commentary… Ruth 4 Commentary: Verses 1 – 2 4:1 ¶ Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; So, this is the guy who is more closely related to Naomi and Ruth. unto whom he said, […]

Ruth 3 Commentary Meaning Summary Sermon

Ruth 3 Commentary

Ruth 3 Commentary: When we open to the 3rd chapter of the book of Ruth we’re coming into the middle of several story lines in the Bible. Story of Ruth First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. We studied the first two chapters already. And in those chapters we […]

Ruth 2 Commentary Sermon Bible Study Summary

Ruth 2 Commentary

We continue in our Ruth 2 commentary… Ruth 2 Commentary: Verse 1 2:1 ¶ And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz. Alright, so with 2:1 we have the end of the introductory material. Now we get to the action. But […]

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