Session 6 -- Poetry of Old Testament
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Slide 1 - 2015 Spring Study
- “Preparing For The Future”
- Session 6:
- The Old Testament Poetry
Slide 2 - Tonight’s Session
- Review Session 5 (The Prophets)
- They decried the sins of the People
- The Prophets before the captivity
- Those During the Captivity
- Those After the Captivity
- The Poetry of the Old Testament
- (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes)
Slide 4 - Job
- So named from its chief character, the book deals with the ageless question of why God allows suffering. The reader gets a vivid look into the mind and feelings of a once well to do Job as he is stricken with sores, loses all his wealth, as all his friends forsake him, as his family dies, and as his wife even begs him to curse God.
Slide 5 - Job
- The reader also is given an account of the argument carried on between Job and his friends as to the cause of his sufferings. In the end Job, because of his patience and faithfulness, is restored to wealth again. This book refutes the notion that suffering comes only as a result of sin in one’s life. Patience is a key lesson as well.
Slide 6 - He searches to find answers to the problem of human suffering, grief, and agony…
- - Does Justice eventually triumph?
- (righteous suffer; wicked prosper) Job 21:7, 13-17
- - Is God intimately concerned about man’s life? Job 14
- - Why do Godly people suffer tragedy? - What are the enduring values of life? Job 28
- - Is Satan Real? Job 1,2
Slide 7 - JOB
- - If man dies, shall he live again? Job 14
- - Satan asked “Does Job fear God for naught?” Job 1:9
- - Can man trust God when his suffering is inexpressible in intensity and inexplicable in cause? Job 19
- - Does suffering result from sin and evil? Job 23:10
Slide 8 - James 1:12-15
- 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
- 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
- 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
- 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Slide 9 - 1 Peter 1:6-9
- 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
- 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
- 8 whom having not seen* you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
- 9 receiving the end of your faith — the salvation of your souls.
Slide 10 - Job
- James 5:10-11
- 10 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.
- 11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord — that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
Slide 11 - Psalms
- A collection of 150 psalms, poems, and songs, the book of Psalms is unmatched in its beauty and praise for the Almighty. Although the book is generally credited to King David it also includes other writers as well.
- Some of the psalms are Messianic and foretell of Christ.
- One fourth of the New Testament quotations are from Psalms. Jesus quoted the psalms and so did the apostles. Psalms contains the longest chapter in the bible.
- One of the most famous of all bible passages in Psalms 23.
Slide 12 - Psalms – Hebrew hymnal. Some used in Christian worship Eph 5:19
- David is principal author. 2 Sam. 23:1 calls him “sweet psalmist of Israel”
- PLACES OF SINGING:
- Job 38:7 – At creation, “The morning stars sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy”
- Ex. 15; Deut 32 – Song of Victory & Song of Praise
- Numbers 21:17 – Sang as they traveled toward Canaan
Slide 13 - Judges 5 – Deborah & Barak sang praises to God
- David sang in the field as he tended sheep; he sang in the Throne room as King
- Neh. 12:42 – Singers sang loud
- Mt. 26:30 – Jesus sang with disciples
- Ac. 16:25 – Paul and Silas sang in prison
- Rev. – we will sing a new song with the chorus of the redeemed in the bright clime on those faire fields.
Slide 14 - Psalms
- Psalms of Praise Psa. 95; 146
- Psalms about history Psa.78; Psa. 105
- Psalms of deep emotion Psa. 42:1
- Psalms about Christ Lk.24:44
Slide 15 - Psalms About Christ
- “Pierced hand and feet” Psa. 22:16 – Jn. 20:25
- “I am come to do thy will” Psa. 69:9 – He.10:7
- “He trusted in God, let God deliver him” Psa. 22:8 – Mt. 27:43
- “My God, My God why hast thou forsaken Me?” Psa. 22:1 – Mt. 27:46
- “Thy gave me gall and vinegar” Psa. 69:21 – Mt. 27:34,48
- “They parted my garments and upon my vesture cast lots” Psa. 22:18 – Jn.19:24
- “The stone the builders rejected is become the head of the corner” Psa. 118:22 – Mt. 21:42
- “Thou wilt not leave my soul I Hell… see corruption” Psa. 16:10; Ac. 2:27
Slide 16 - Psalms
- SOME OF DAVID’S BEATITUDES: BLESSED IS HE…
- That fears the Lord Psa. 112:1
- Consider the Poor Psa. 41:1
- Nation whose God is the Lord Psa. 33:12; (Psa. 9:17 Curse those who forget God)
- Sins are covered Psa.32:1
- Dwell in Lord’s House Psa. 15
- Whom the Lord chastises Psa. 94:12
- Put Their Trust in Him Psa. 2:12
- Takes refuge in The Lord Psa.34:8
- Whose strength is in the Lord Psa.84:5
Slide 17 - Psalms
- SOME IMMORTAL PSALMS:
- Psalms 2 – Righteous vs. Wicked
- Psalms 8 – Glory of man as God made him
- Psalms 15 – Characteristic of Just
- Psalms 19 – Glory of God’s creation and His Law
- Psalms 22 – Lord; Crucifixion
- Psalms 23 – Shepherd
- Psalms 32 – Blessedness of Forgiveness
- Psalms 51 – Prayer of Repentance
- Psalms 90 – Moses’ praise
- Psalms 103 – Considered greatest poem of praise ever written
- Psalms 119 – Acoustic poem greatness of God’s word
Slide 18 - Proverbs
- A book of short pithy sayings that give practical advice about living and God. The major theme of this book is the importance of true wisdom. Most Written by Solomon.
- apparently from OT:4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly, a pithy maxim, usually of metaphorical nature; hence, a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse):
- KJV - byword, like, parable, proverb.
Slide 19 - Ecclesiastes
- In English this book’s title means “Preacher.” Held to be written by Solomon as well this book proves that all of man’s strivings and wealth are but vanity in the face of serving God. The major theme of this book is to fear God and keep his commandments.
Slide 20 - Songs of Solomon
- This book contains the blissful romance of Solomon and his Shulamite bride. It is seen to represent God’s love for his people Israel and Christ’s love for the Church. Also known as the Song of Songs or Canticles.
Slide 21 - Outline of Future 2014 Sessions
- OrientationInspiration of ScriptureGenesis Though DeuteronomyJoshua Through 2 ChroniclesThe Prophets
- The Old Testament Poetry/NT surveyThe Law, Adam, AbrahamThe Passover Lamb & The Tabernacle Types and Prophecies of Christ
- (Brazen Serpent, Jonah, High Priest,
- Prophet, King, Birth, Death, Resur, Set Free)The Life of Christ Part 1The Life of Christ Part 2The Life of Christ Part 3The Teachings of Christ Part 1
- The Teachings of Christ Part 2 The Gospel of ChristThe Just Shall Live By Faith
- Examples of ConversionProcess of Conversion Part 1
- Process of Conversion Part 2Last Will and Testament of Christ
- “I’m A New Man” (New Creature)The Holy SpiritThe Christ, The Cross, and The Church
- The Establishment of The Church
- The Identity of The ChurchNew Testament Worship
- Authority, The Pattern, and Innovation (1)
- Authority, The Pattern, and Innovation (2)
- Authority, The Pattern, and Innovation (3)
- Authority, The Pattern, and Innovation (4)
- Basis For Christian Unity
- FellowshipSpiritual Gifts and MiraclesChurch Government
- Church Discipline
- Works of Flesh and Fruits of Spirit
- The Christian Graces
- Love & The Law of Love
- The Devil and Temptation