Psalms is a long book 150 individual Psalms in total – however basically there are 7 different types (the technical word “genre”) of Psalms. This sermon series systematically focuses on one psalm from each genre with the seven genres being Hymns; Confidence; Lament; Kingship; Thanksgiving; Remembrance; Wisdom. The wider purpose of this series is to equip Christians to reading the Psalms for themselves be learning to identify what sort of genre the Psalm is, and how to apply that Psalm in our own lives.
Part 1 - How to Praise
This Psalm is a genre of Psalms know as Hymns. The main feature of these Hymns is that they contain exuberant praise of the Lord, or they give us a reason for praising the Lord. They are a celebration that God has entered our lives and our community.