May 26, 2019 PM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1897
#1 in series
Christ in the Psalms - Jesus is the Key to the Psalms
The book of Psalms is the most frequently read book in the Old Testament. Along with Proverbs, these books are important because they give us glimpses into the inner lives of David and others. However, if you dig deeper, you'll gain insight into how to live as an overcomer regardless of your circumstances. This series of messages will focus on how Christ is revealed in these particular songs and will give us a better understanding of the Old Testament images of Christ as the coming Messiah. He was the fulï¬llment of all that was written by Moses, the prophets, and the writers of the Psalms, so we need to know the Old Testament because it conï¬rms that Jesus is the one true Messiah. There is great hope, fulï¬llment, victory, and abundant life in the Psalms we will study together. They reveal Jesus to us for our enrichment, ediï¬cation, and encouragement.
For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.
The Book of Psalms has been used for devotionals and prayer my millions throughout the ages. It was originally a hymn book for the Jewish people, to be sung to the accompaniment of a stringed instrument. David wrote 73 psalms; the Sons of Korah, who were temple musicians, wrote 11 psalms; Asaph wrote 12; Solomon wrote two; and Ethan and Moses both wrote one.
The Book of Psalms is divided into ï¬ve books:
1) Psalms 1-41 are foundational and tie into __.
2) Psalms 42-72 tie into __.
3) Psalms 73-89 relate to __.
4) Psalms 90-106 go along with the book of __.
5) Psalms 107-150 relate to __.
I. KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR
If anyone disconnects the Old and New Testaments, it will erode truth and result in error in application.
II. KNOW WHO TO LOOK FOR
Jesus is the key to Scripture. The written Word reveals the living Word.
III. KNOW WHAT TO ASK FOR
These Psalms are about life in this fallen world and how to be an overcomer. They are also given to us to give a clear indication of Messiah. For instance...
“The Psalms are essentially religious; they express the doubts, fears, joys, longings, gratitude, and hopes of generations of pious souls, and in so doing they reveal the heart of God’s people in all ages.” – Graham Scroggie
In closing, let’s review where we are:
In Hebrews 10:5-9, the writer quotes Psalm 40:6-8 and applies it to Christ.