In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I talk with Mark Futato, the Robert L. Maclellan professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches core classes on Hebrew and Old Testament books. Futato has written a number of books on Psalms that flow out not only from his study but also his love for and his living with the Psalms.

Topics in the discussion include:

  • whether or not we should make the Psalms “about me”;
  • allowing the organization of Psalms to inform our teaching;
  • common mistakes made in teaching Psalms;
  • the big three kinds of Psalms;
  • how Psalms speaks to our emotions; and
  • singing the Psalms about Jesus, to Jesus, with Jesus.

Here are some additional audio resources that you may find helpful in preparing to teach the Psalms:

For further study, here are some books you may find helpful, including titles from Crossway, the sponsor of Help Me Teach the Bible:

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