July 10, 2016

Psalms as Narrative

Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: Playlist - Sampling the Psalms Topic: Topical Passage: Psalm 1:1– 2:12



The Power of Story

The Story of the Psalms

Book 1: Ps. 1-41

Book 2: Ps. 42-72

Book 3: Ps. 73-89

Book 4: Ps. 90-106

Book 5: Ps. 107-150

Our Stories and The Story

The Story of Jesus





  • Review the story of the Psalms. Start by reading Psalms 1 and 2 aloud. What do you remember about the five books of the Psalms and what they have to say about the story of God’s people?
  • How is our story—on this side of Jesus’ death and resurrection—similar to and different from the story being told in the Psalms? How might this inform our engagement with the Psalms as followers of Jesus?


  • Consider the categories of Orientation—Disorientation—Reorientation. In which season do you currently find yourself? What does this mean about your current need for God? How might the Psalms inform how you relate to God during this season?


  • What story are you a part of? Do you resonate most deeply with the American Dream, your family history, the story of a particular culture or ethnicity or something else? Maybe it’s a more personal narrative (eg - “No one can love me” or “I never make mistakes,” etc.). How does this inform the way you see the world and make decisions?
  • How might the story of the Gospel both validate and challenge the story you’re currently living in?

other sermons in this series

Sep 4


Wise Words

Passage: Psalm 73:1–28 Series: Playlist - Sampling the Psalms

Aug 28


Fighting Words

Speaker: Dean Macke Passage: Psalm 140:1–13 Series: Playlist - Sampling the Psalms

Aug 21


Taste and See

Speaker: Scott C. Jones Passage: Psalm 34:1–22 Series: Playlist - Sampling the Psalms