40 to 60

Designed for 40-60 Minutes



Guitar Pick Object Lesson

MUSIC

  • Define music?
  • What are the different parts that make up music?
  • What kinds of music do you like?

BOOK OF PSALMS OVERVIEW

  • Located in the middle of most printed Bibles
  • Structured differently than all the other books (looks like poems)
    (Song of Solomon is similar.)
  • Many are attributed to King David (but that may not be true)
  • It is called the book of Psalms but each chapter is a separate Psalm
  • All of the Psalms are written as lyrics to a song.
  • (For Lutherans) Martin Luther himself wrote a hymn based on Psalm 46 entitled “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

TYPES OF PSALMS

  • Hymns: Songs of praise
  • Communal and Individual Laments: Complaints to concerns
  • Royal: Dealing with kingly and other royal matters how they relate to God’s royal stature
  • Thanksgiving: Songs of thanks

Let’s Dig Deeper / Example

  • Turn to Psalm 36
  • Listen to Third Day’s song, “Your Love Oh Lord” and see the band’s take on Psalm 36
  • Have the group focus on verses. 5-7
  • AFTERWARDS:
  • What type of Psalm do you think this is?
  • EXPLORING THE PSALMS
  • Randomly go through the Psalms
  • Find a couple of verses that you like. (and WHY)
  • Have each table go around and share the verses they like.
  • Have some people share with the large group.

GUITAR PICKS

  • Hand out the picks
  • Use this as a reminder of the gift of music and that the book of Psalms are all about music.
  • Picks are almost all in the form of a triangle which reminds us of who God is in the trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)

CLOSE IN PRAYER