Tag Archive: Psalms


Singing The Psalms

Joe Holland wrote an article on the Reformation 21 website titled “Rediscovering the Psalms.”

He first goes through his experience with the Psalms, then asks questions to lead into what he wanted to talk about.

First he goes into the benefits of Psalm singing by asking, “What benefits should you expect from psalm singing?
He then gave these answers with explanation.
When you sing the psalms you literally sin the Bible.
When you sing the psalms you interact with a wealth of theology.
When you sing the psalms you are memorizing Scripture.
When you sing the psalms you guard against heresy.
When you sing the psalms you engage in a collection of songs that address the full range of human emotions.
When you sing the psalms you praise the person and work of Jesus Christ.
When you sing the psalms you are training to for spiritual warfare.
When you sing the psalms you are engaging in the communion of saints.

Then he asks, “How can you go about learning to sing them?
He then answers and gives explainations again.
First, find a Psalter you can sing.
Secondly, you must know your Bible.
Third, to sing the psalms well you must understand how the psalms direct us to the person and work o Jesus Christ.
The fourth thin you will need is the willingness to try something new.

After all that He concludes the article. This article is worth reading. When I printed it out, it was 5 pages long. Enjoy!
For His Glory,
Mark

Pastor Piper and the Psalms

John Piper just started a new series on the Psalms. Last Sunday, June 1, was the second sermon in the series. I have only listened to the first one and it made an impact on me. Highly recommended. You can listen to the first two sermons.

Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind
Psalms: Thinking and Feeling with God, Part 1
Psalm 1
May 25, 2008

Spiritual Depression in the Psalms
Psalms: Thinking and Feeling with God, Part 2
Psalm 42
June 1, 2008

I’ll update more posts as they come out.