This week at Gateway we are beginning a new series entitled The Psalms of Jesus.
At key moments in his life on earth, Jesus Christ, turned to the Psalms for words to express his deepest thoughts and emotions. His mind and heart were saturated with the words and thoughts of the Psalms. In this series we will discover how these Psalms relate closely to the mission of Jesus. By immersing ourselves in the Psalms that Jesus refers to and fulfills we will discover more of his mind and heart and in the process more of who we are as we come before God.
- October 6: Jesus, Abandoned and Exalted | Psalm 22
- October 13: You Are My Son | Psalm 2
- October 20: A King and Priest Forever | Psalm 110
- October 27: Zeal for Your House | Psalm 69
- November 3: He Rides Upon the Storm | Psalm 29
- November 10: The Lord is My Shepherd | Psalm 23
- November 17: Ride On, O King Eternal | Psalm 45
- November 24: How Long, O Lord, Will You Be Angry | Psalm 80
"The Psalms appear to me a mirror of the soul of every one who sings them; they enable him to perceive his own emotions, and to express them in the words of the Psalms.... In its pages you find portrayed man's whole life, the emotion of his soul, and the frames of his mind." - Athanasius
"The Psalms represent the church's most ancient prayer book. The Psalms offer us a way of joining in a chorus of praise and prayer which has been going on for millennia, and across all cultures. The regular praying and singing of the Psalms is transformative. It changes the way we understand some of the deepest elements of who we are so that we may look at the world, one another, and ourselves in a radically different way. God’s way." - NT Wright, The Case for the Psalms
"If we wish to pray with confidence and gladness, then the words of Holy Scripture will have to be the solid basis of our prayer. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible