Creekside Estates Bible Study

Worship, Bible Study and Prayer

Our weekly Bible study is currently studying the book of Psalms. I am posting an edited version of the audio of our meeting for those who miss a class and for those who cannot attend but want to participate.

A Study of the Book of Psalms

These recordings are of a class of 15 to 20+ people and questions and comments are welcome. Not everyone is close to the microphone so some of the questions and comments were not clear and were removed. All are welcome to listen and your feedback is welcome.

We are studying the book of Psalms in topical order. We have grouped the Psalms by their topic and will study only one or two of the Psalms in each topic. The "Reading List" below is a list by topic for our class and for reading and devotion at home.

PDF Files for our Study

Reading List of Topics Psalms

Introduction to Psalms

Audio Files

  • February 20, 2017 Psalm 73 Topical study-Wisdom: The wisdom psalms are those which offer the reader instruction and guidance for living righteously.

  • February 27, 2017 Psalm 4 Topical study-Confidence: These are Psalms that express faith in God's care for and guidance of His people.

  • March 6, 2017 Psalm 48 & Psalm 84 Topical study-Pilgrimage: These are Psalms used in honor of journey to Mt. Zion for the festivals.

  • March 13, 2017 Psalm 3 & Psalm 44 Topical study-Personal Laments: The psalms of lament consist of urgent and fervent cries to God from stressful and troubling circumstances.

  • March 20, 2017 Worship Time; and Psalm 60 Topical study-Communal Laments: The common theme running through these psalms is concern for the spiritual state of the nation of Israel. Today the primary application of these psalms is to the church but we must also pray for Israel and our own nation and leaders.

  • March 27, 2017 Worship Time; and Psalm 30 & 32 Topical study-Individual Thanksgiving: These psalms thank God for the blessings He has bestowed and express confidence that he will bestow further blessings.

  • April 3, 2017 Worship Time; and Psalm 67 & 117 Topical study-Communal Thanksgiving: Psalms of this category offer thanksgiving to God for his blessings on behalf of the community of faith.

  • April 10, 2017 Worship Time; and Psalm 139 & 150 Topical study-General Praise: These psalms, more general than the thanksgiving psalms, seek to magnify the greatness of God.

  • April 17, 2017 Psalm 104 Topical study-General Praise (continued): These psalms, more general than the thanksgiving psalms, seek to magnify the greatness of God.

  • April 24, 2017 Worship Time; and Psalm 36 & Psalm 113 Topical Study: Descriptive praise: These psalms can be designated as �descriptive praise� because they describe God�s character and work and offer praise for them.

  • May 1, 2017 Worship Time; and Psalm 58 ; Topical Study: Imprecatory: The word �imprecate� means �to invoke a curse upon someone or something�. The imprecatory psalms call for God to curse or judge his enemies.

  • May 8, 2017 Worship Time; Psalm 20 and Psalm 101 ; Topical Study: Indirectly messianic: These pertain to the king as God�s chosen ruler. To whom do these psalms refer? Who is the anointed of God? The immediate application of these psalms is to David himself. As the king of Israel, he was chosen and anointed by God to rule.

  • May 15, 2017 Worship Time; Psalm 2 and Psalm 110 ; Topical Study: Explicitly Messianic: Explicitly messianic psalms do not have one level of application devoted to Israel�s king and a second level devoted to the Messiah. They have the Messiah in view throughout.

  • May 22, 2017 Psalm 96; Topical Study: Enthronement: These psalms describe God�s sovereign and unending rule over all creation.