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That we would end this summer with a more fixed hope in our Savior King Jesus.

Why do we humans write and sing songs?  


We compose love songs because our hearts are caught up with affection for our beloved. We sing sad songs because our hearts need an outlet for our grief. We write beautiful songs because our hearts need a soundtrack for the beauty we have witnessed. We belt out patriotic songs because we appreciate the land in which we live and the freedoms we are afforded. 


Lyrical music captures and expresses emotion, beauty, and truth, more clearly than perhaps any other art form. We are more able to give voice to the full expression of our hearts when the poetic expression of a lyric is paired with just the right motif of a melody. 


Therefore, it is no surprise that the largest book in the Bible is a book of songs. While we don’t have their melodies with us today, we know that these tunes carried the love and longings of God’s people for generations upon generations. And these songs were not just any songs – they were Spirit-inspired prayers given by God to his people to rightly express their hearts to him.  


The Psalms were the songs Jesus heard and sang as a boy. He used these very words to perfectly express his own heart to the Father. And he didn’t just sing them, he also fulfilled them. He is both the perfect Psalmist and the object of the Psalmists’ worship. 


Jesus fulfilled all the Psalms, but some particularly point to him as the Promised Anointed Savior King. We call these “the Messianic Psalms.” Throughout this study, we will look at one Messianic Psalm per week, observing how it reveals a different aspect of the character and beauty of our King. As we do, we pray that these truths will cause our hearts to soar with love and affection for Jesus who fulfilled them all.  

Series Goals

Proclaim Jesus: To ignite our affections for Jesus amidst a sensual world by learning ancient songs and prayers about him. 

Equip Servants: To reframe our perspective amidst a broken world by reminding one another of the truth that Jesus is on the throne.

Send Witnesses: To motivate our witness amidst a political world by pointing to our hope in the Ultimate Savior King.


Psalms: The Bible Explained

Psalms: The Bible Explained

Watch our Introduction video on the book of Psalms, which outlines the book's main theme and how it is fulfilled in Jesus. The Psalms are songs for a people waiting in exile. They spring from Israel's history, when people like King David wrote inspired songs giving thanks, repenting of sin, affirming God's promises, or asking for help. The Psalms have been a source of hope, a guide for honest prayer, and a treasury of prophetic promises for God's people throughout generations. Now, Jesus has fulfilled these Psalms and given them to his church, providing us with songs to sing while we wait in this earthly exile for his return. Credits: David: Cory Phillips Samuel: Kelvin Carrington Saul: Jamal Williams Saul's Guard: Finny Varughese Bathsheba: Claire Holt Levite Musician: Alana Adams Last Exile: Dathan Smith Exiles: Shamiel Gary, Ben Abraham, Kelvin Carrington, Alana Adams Scribe: Tyler Huffman Jesus: Danny Varghese Special thanks to Oklahoma Christian University for allowing us to use their facilities for this production. --- About Spoken Gospel: Spoken Gospel is a non-profit digital media ministry committed to fostering transformative Bible engagement by producing creative videos that help people see and savor the good news of Jesus on every page of the Bible. We are wanting to make introduction videos for every book of the Bible using spoken word poetry to tell the story. Website: Donate: Podcast: Follow us: Subscribe: #BookOfPsalms #BibleExplained #SpokenGospel
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