Message Slides – 10.09.2022

BREATHE | Wk 1: “Introduction to the Psalms”

Pastor Scott Martin | 10.09.2022

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God does not pre-prescribe to the Jews, or to us, how to worship. The Psalms allow us to engage already completed worship that is holistic.


10/23: Joy in Psalms

10/16: Sadness in Psalms

10/30: Individual and communal history in Psalms

11/7: Help in battling enemies

11/13: Psalms of penance

11/20: Messianic Psalms


Psalm 1 (NIV)

1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,

2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.

3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.


1. This Psalm (and all Psalms) are written in a very different time and place for a very different worship style.

2. Psalms use language, instruments, and geography that are no longer fully understood.

3. Psalms are still powerful lyric to worship and true theology.


When we worship, we ascribe praise to the One who is worthy. Worship is meant to connect us to God. To shape our soul to its original intent.


Worship is a posture, not a preference.