Meeting God in the Psalms Lecture Notes
Teaching to Change Lives
- If education changed lives…
- How do you measure teachings effectiveness?
- Heart to heart, not head to head.
- First rule is to excite the student about the subject matter
- Personal experience
- Reading into the Bible
- Shocking passages of scripture
- Hermeneutical circle
- Breaking the hermeneutical circle
- Presuppositions make a difference
- Universal presuppositions
- Experiential presuppositions
- Importance of systematic theology
Four poor substitutes for application
- We substitute interpretation for application.
- We substitute superficial obedience for substantive life-change.
- We substitute rationalization for repentance.
- We substitute an emotional experience for a volitional decision.
- “Be perfect” sermons; Examples: Psalm 1 and Psalm 15
Main teaching points
- Principles should correlate with the general teaching of Scripture.
- Principles should speak to the needs, interests, questions, and problems of real life today.
- Principles should indicate a course of action.
- Humanity’s radical corruption
- God’s sovereign choice
- Christ’s purposeful atonement
- The Spirit’s effective call
- God’ preservation of the saints
For more detail and explanation, please listen to the podcast.
Part of the Series: How to Study Psalms
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