Moses by John August Swanson. Image from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source © 1983 by John August Swanson.
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Preaching Series on Psalms
Psalm 113:1-9 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
Commentary and hymns for a four-part preaching series on the Psalms.1
This worship and preaching series on the Psalms is meant to move through four psalms in a manner that reflects how believers actually experience the life of faith.
The series loosely follows Walter Brueggemann's typology that in life we move through a pattern of ups and downs:
Preaching text: Psalm 113; accompanying text: Luke 15:8-10
Orientation: God Stoops Down
Psalm 113 is a classic hymn of praise -- perhaps we can consider it the class hymn of praise -- perfectly embodying the form of a praise psalm: opening call to praise, reasons for praise, closing call to praise. It begins with a triune call to praise, which names the ...
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NL182: Preaching Series on Psalms
June 16, 2019
Rebroadcast of 2015 Narrative Lectionary podcast for a 6-week preaching series on Psalms. Note that the 2019 version of this preaching series omits Psalm 1 and Psalm 146.