Volume 7, Number 5
Preaching The Psalms
Time and time again, discover just how well the writers of those ancient songs capture the feelings of God’s people.
These inspired writers spoke from the heart—a testament to us that the Holy Spirit, who lives in us, does know our inmost thoughts, feelings and desires and is able to express them to our Father in groans and sighs that our words cannot express. In the words, the pictures, and the parallelism of these songs the Spirit of God captures the full range of human emotions and expresses them in words and in ways to which we can relate.
Hymnal Supplement: Lectionary Expansion
“Expansion” is the term that we have settled on. The Rites Committee felt that “revised” or “alternate” didn’t accurately capture what we are trying to accomplish with this project. It is our intent to offer the preacher additional lessons he may use for worship / preaching.
Here is our own arrangement of quotes for the preacher, plucked from various sources including: Milton, PGerhard, and Walther.