Psalms - Poetry on Fire (The Passionate Life Bible Study Series)
God longs for everyone to encounter the passion of his heart. Inspired by The Passion Translation, this heart-level Bible study series is ideal for both individual devotional study and small groups. Kindle a burning desire for a passion-filled life fuelled...
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God longs for everyone to encounter the passion of his heart. Inspired by The Passion Translation, this heart-level Bible study series is ideal for both individual devotional study and small groups. Kindle a burning desire for a passion-filled life fuelled by the heart of God!
Every emotion of the heart is reflected in the Psalms with words that express our deepest and strongest feelings. They provide comfort and joy, leading us to the place where worship flows. This poetry on fire is divided into five books, mirroring the Five Books of Moses that form the first few books of the Old Testament. Together they convey the depth of our longing and fears, joys and celebration, becoming a mirror to the heart of God's people in our quest to experience God's presence.
Book One of the Psalms is the Genesis Psalms, composed of poems and songs of man and creation. They explore the splendor of our world, in all of its glory and grandeur; the way of righteousness versus the way of the wicked; and the glory and honor of mankind. You will discover more of who our Creator is as our Best Friend, Good Shepherd, and Mighty One. There are songs of praise for God's goodness and glory; there are songs of lament for man's wickedness and injustice. And finally, the prayers reflecting human frailty: the ones for healing and help; protection and provision; trouble and thanksgiving.
We have designed this study to help you explore these praises and prayers placed inside poems that spill out of a fiery, passionate heart. May this study of poetry on fire free you to become a passionate, sincere worshipper, and experience the heart of God anew in faith and worship.
DR. BRIAN SIMMONS is a passionate lover of God. After a dramatic conversion to Christ, Brian knew that God was calling him to go to the unreached people of the world and present the gospel of God's grace to all who would listen. With his wife, Candice, and their three children, he spent eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant. Having been trained in linguistics and Bible translation principles, Brian assisted in the Paya-Kuna New Testament translation project. After his ministry overseas, Brian was instrumental in planting a thriving church in New England (U.S.) and currently travels full time as a speaker and Bible teacher. He is the lead translator of The Passion Translation.