Welcome to week 38 of the God’s Great Purpose series. This week we are exploring the book of Psalms. There are a number of different ways we’ve put together to do that, so we hope you find something that helps you.
Introduction to Psalms
Here is a short video we’ve produced to set the scene for Psalms. If you want to see all the videos so far in the series, the playlist is here.
Daily Reading Plan
As well as the main passages from Psalms looked at in the sermon, here are 7 daily readings that together help to give a bigger picture of God’s Great Purpose in the book of Psalms. The dates are suggestions for people following the whole Bible reading plan.
22nd November – Psalm 1, 2, 3
23rd November – Psalm 19, 23, 24
24th November – Psalm 37, 40, 46
25th November – Psalm 62, 67, 84
26th November – Psalm 92, 95, 103
27th November – Psalm 119
28th November – Psalm 136, 145, 150
It’s good to read chunks of Scripture, but it’s also good to read small sections and dwell on them, allowing God to speak through them to us. Below is a simple method to use to guide you through a process of meditation, and some suggested verses from Psalms to use. There are no ‘set days’ when we recommend you do this, so please use these as and when you wish.
Follow these simple steps, and use them to reflect on the passage (for a fuller description of the process, click here.) Allow 10 to 15 minutes for the whole process.
Pray, asking God to meet you through His word.
Read, slowly and a few times.
Meditate, turning over what you’ve read in your mind. Are there certain parts that stand out? Dwell on them.
Pray, bringing your reflections before God, asking what it might mean for you.
Listen, giving God a space to bring into focus what He is ministering to you.
The passages we sepcially recommend are Psalm 46:10 and Psalm 150:6, but you might like to use other verses too.
If you want to study Psalms in more depth, we have put together some study notes for you to do so, for use with a small group of people, or to use by yourself. These will be available here shortly.
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