In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I talk with Mark Futato, professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches core classes on both Hebrew and Old Testament. Futato has written a number of books on the 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 the psalms speaks to our emotions
  • 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:

You can listen to the episode here.

Editors’ note: 

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