Friday, February 07, 2014
Continuing Education for Ministers--Preaching the Psalms by Steven J. Lawson
It had a challenge it: preach through the Psalms! At first that may seem to be an overwhelming task to do but with the right instructions, a disciplined preacher can work his way through the Psalms in such a way that will be encouraging and helpful to those make a commitment to do it. Of the various helpful things about this book, one of these is the classification of the various kinds of psalms. Once you gather in what kind of psalm you are reading this adds to the majesty of the Word. The different types of psalms are: individual and community lament, individual and community thanksgiving, general praise, descriptive praise, enthronement, pilgrimage, royal, imprecatory, wisdom, and didactic. As Lawson groups all of these psalms together, he tells you what is what.