StoneBridge Community Church
How the Psalms Can Teach Us to Pray
Pastor Jeff Cheadle
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 12:00 PM

The Text In Context

Steven J. Cole, "Psalm 130: Out of the Depths"

Overview of the Book of Psalms

Ray C. Stedman, "Psalms: The Worship of an Honest Heart"

The Most Popular Bible Verses From Psalms

The Most Popular Bible Verses From Psalms

Jesus and the Psalms

L. Michael Morales, "Jesus and the Psalms" The Gospel Coalition, April 11, 2011.

God's Prayer Book

"How can we make sense of such a large, variegated and at times ‘strange’ book as the Psalms? How can we make best use of this ancient prayer book that God has provided for us?" Tony Payne, "God’s Prayer Book" Ministry Training Strategy paper.

The Bible Jesus Read

Philip Yancey, "The Bible Jesus Read" Christianity Today | January 11, 1999.
1. The Book of Psalms assumes…
1. The Book of Psalms assumes that our spiritual journey isn't a straight line.
2. The Book of Psalms encourages…
2. The Book of Psalms encourages us to pray honest, passionate, and uncensored prayers.

Psalm 137

Steven J. Cole takes a stab at addressing what he calls "the most difficult verse in the book of Psalms" in his article "Psalm 137: Difficult Words, But True."

The Psalms of Vengeance

Jacob Goodson, "The Psalms of Vengeance: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theological Interpretation of the Psalms" The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning
3. The Book of Psalms shows…
3. The Book of Psalms shows us how to handle being (or feeling) hurt, wronged, or betrayed.
The Book of Psalms helps…
The Book of Psalms helps us grow closer to Christ.

Bonhoeffer on Praying the Psalms

"If we want to read and to pray the prayers of the Bible and especially the Psalms… we must not ask first what they have to do with us, but what they have to do with Jesus Christ. We must ask how we can understand the Psalms as God’s Word, and then we shall be able to pray them. It does not depend, therefore, on whether the Psalms express adequately that which we feel at a given moment in our heart. If we are to pray aright, perhaps it is quite necessary that we pray contrary to our own heart." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Eberhard Bethge. Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible. Minneapolis: Augsburg Pub. House, 1970. Quoted by Matthew Candler on his website The Psalter.

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