Study Group Readings:
“The style... of the Psalms of David... is intermediate between the prophetical style and that of common speech. There the Lord is treated in the internal sense, under the person of David as a king” (AC 66:2). Come study the Book of Psalms in the light of the spiritual sense.
The Sunday church service at the beginning of each week will be on the same topic as the Study group for the week. After Sunday you should be able to find a recording of the service under “Video Services”, and a link will be placed below with the other information about that week.
Please read or listen to the daily readings before your Study Group meets. You can download them below or pick up printed copies at the church. If you do not have time to read all of the readings, click the “Show highlights” box on each page and read the highlighted portion.
If you need to find a Study Group to join, contact the Pastor’s office.
Audio recordings for weeks 1 through 6 read by Rev. Lawson Smith.
- Week 1: Introduction
—Most study groups meet Jan. 3–9
—Watch the related church service: Planted by Water
—Slideshow for Week 1: Psalm 1
Read or listen:
Introduction: Introduction Day 1: The Beginning of the Psalms Day 2: David, and the Style of the Psalms Day 3: The Music of the Psalms Day 4: Headings in the Psalms Day 5: The Psalms Conjoin us with Heaven Day 6: The Psalms are Prayers.
- Week 2: Psalms about the Lord’s Advent
—Most study groups meet Jan. 10–16
—Watch the related church service: The Coming of the Lord
—Slideshow for Week 2: Psalm 130
Read or listen: Week 2
- Week 3: The Vastation of the Church
—Most study groups meet Jan. 17–23
—Watch the related church service: Only the good of charity of infancy can survive vastation
—Slideshow for Week 3: Psalm 14
Read or listen: Week 3
- Week 4: Psalms about Temptation
—Most study groups meet Jan. 24–30
—Watch the related church service: The Lord’s Temptations
—Slideshow for Week 4: Psalm 121
Read or listen
Introduction: Introduction Day 1: Temptation Even to Despair Day 2: Combats of the Lord with the Hells Day 3: The Passion of the Cross Day 4: Victory Over Temptation Day 5: Victory Over Temptation and the Lord’s Glorification Day 6: The State of Humiliation Before the Father
- Week 5: Psalms about the New Church
—Most study groups meet Jan. 31–Feb. 6
—Watch the related church service: The Peace of Jerusalem
—Slideshow for Week 5: Psalm 19
Read or listen
Introduction: Introduction Day 1: Divine Truth in the Church Day 2: The Lord Teaches, Leads and Guards the Church Day 3: Happiness in the Church Day 4: Peace in the Church Day 5: Safety in the Church Day 6: Brotherhood in the Church
- Week 6: Psalms Celebrating Redemption and Salvation by the Lord
—Most study groups meet Feb. 7–13
—Watch the related church service: Celebration and Worship of the Lord
—Slideshow for Week 6: Psalm 145
Read or listen: Week 6