OUTLINES FOR THE PSALMS

Brief summaries are provided at the conclusion of each study. These may be useful as introductions when the Psalms are sung in worship.

PSALM 1

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Introduction to Psalm 1
I Having God’s Approval
II Heeding God’s Advice
Summary of Psalm 1

PSALM 2
Introduction to Psalm 2
I The Opposition to God’s Kingdom
II The Ordination of God’s Kingdom
III The Obligation of God’s Kingdom
Summary of Psalm 2

PSALM 3
Introduction to Psalm 3
I A Complaint to the Lord
II A Confidence in the Lord
III A Call to the Lord for Courage
Summary of Psalm 3

PSALM 4
Introduction to Psalm 4
I The Motives for Confidence
A A Distinguishing Mercy
B A Declarative Mercy
C A Duplicating Mercy
II The Means of Confidence
III The Manifestations of Confidence
Summary of Psalm 4

PSALM 5
Introduction to Psalm 5
I Hear Me!
II Help Me!
III Hold Me!
Summary of Psalm 5

PSALM 6
Introduction to Psalm 6
I The Agony
A Admission
B Anguish
C Apprehension
II The Absolution
A Assurance
B Attainment
Summary of Psalm 6

PSALM 7
Introduction to Psalm 7
I The Venue for Complaint
II The Vindication of Character
III The Vision of Completion
IV The Victory in Circumstances
Summary of Psalm 7

PSALM 8
Introduction to Psalm 8
I The Majesty of God
A His Person
B His Providence
C His Power
II The Mandate of Man
Summary of Psalm 8

PSALM 9
Introduction to Psalm 9
I Praise for a Powerful Throne of Justice
II Praise for a Permanent Throne of Justice
III Praise for a Personal Throne of Justice
Summary of Psalm 9

PSALM 10
Introduction to Psalm 10
I The Problem of the Wicked
A Pride
B Prosperity
C Purpose
II The Petition Regarding the Wicked
III The Punishment of the Wicked
Summary of Psalm 10

PSALM 11
Introduction to Psalm 11
I  God's Rule Enables Us to Persevere
II God's Retribution Enables Us to Persevere
III God's Righteousness Enables Us to Persevere
Summary of Psalm 11

PSALM 12
Introduction to Psalm 12
I The Sinners Spreading Lies
A Pervasive
B Perverted
II The Sovereign Speaking Love
A Pure
B Protective
Summary of Psalm 12

PSALM 13
Introduction
I The Complaint
II The Cry
III The Confession
Summary of Psalm 13

PSALM 14
Introduction
I The Enemy Described
II The Enemy Despised
III The Enemy Destroyed
Summary of Psalm 14

PSALM 15
Introduction
I  A Walk That Is Blameless
II A Work That Is Benevolent
III A Word That Is Benediction
Summary of Psalm 15

PSALM 16
Introduction
I The Favor of God's Gracious Blessing
II The Fervor of God's Gracious Blessing
III The Fullness of God's Gracious Blessing
Summary of Psalm 16

PSALM 17
Introduction
I A Pledge of Sincerity
II A Plea for Sanctuary
III A Promise of Salvation
Summary of Psalm 17

PSALM 18

Introduction
I God's Loving Care Reflected in the Character of His People
II God's Loving Care Reflected in the Concern of His People
III God's Loving Care Reflected in the Calling of His People
IV God's Loving Care Reflected in Christ
Summary of Psalm 18

PSALM 19
Introduction
I The Revelation of God  v.1-11
A In the World  v. 1-6
B In the Word  v.7-11
II The Response to God  v.12-14
Summary of Psalm 19

PSALM 20
Introduction
I A Plan for Victory v.1-4
II A Proclamation of Victory v.5-8
III A Plea for Victory v.9
Summary of Psalm 20

PSALM 21
Introduction
I The Promise of God v.1-6
II The Provision of God v.7-12
III The Praise of God v.13
Summary of Psalm 21

PSALM 22
Introduction
I The Sob
II The Song
Summary of Psalm 22

PSALM 23
Introduction
I Yahweh is my Hope
II Yahweh is my Help
III Yahweh is my Host
Summary of Psalm 23

PSALM 24

Introduction
I The Acknowledgment
II The Affirmation
III The Assurance
Summary of Psalm 24

PSALM 25
Introduction
I The Principle for Peace
II The Prerequisite for Peace
III The Power for Peace
Summary of Psalm 25

PSALM 26
Introduction
I The Commission of Integrity
II The Contrast of Integrity
III The Conviction of Integrity
IV The Circle of Integrity
Summary of Psalm 26

PSALM 27
Introduction
I Waiting on the Lord Requires Conviction
II Waiting on the Lord Requires Communion
III Waiting on the Lord Requires Confidence
Summary of Psalm 27

PSALM 28
Introduction
I Separate Me from those God does not Hear
II Separate Me from those God does not Help.
Summary of Psalm 28

PSALM 29
Introduction
I A Lesson in Wonder
II A Lesson in Worship
III A Lesson in Wisdom
Summary of Psalm 29

PSALM 30

Introduction
I The Discipline
II The Destiny
III The Deliverance
Summary of Psalm 30

PSALM 31
Introduction
I The Probity of the Judge
II The Precedent in the Judgment
III The Pity of the Judge
IV The Power of the Judge
V The Plan of the Judge
Summary of Psalm 31

PSALM 32
Introduction
I The Invitation
II The Instruction
III The Imputation
Summary of Psalm 32

PSALM 33
Introduction
I Who is the God of Israel?
A  His Person
B  His Power
C  His Plan
II Who is the Israel of God?
A  The Plan
B  The Power
C The Person
Summary of Psalm 33

PSALM 34
Introduction
I Trials Result in Brokenness
II Trials Result in Bravery
III Trials Result in Boasting in the Lord         
Summary of Psalm 34

PSALM 35
Introduction
I Intrigue
II Ingratitude
III Insults
Summary of Psalm 35

PSALM 36
Introduction
I Perception of Evil
II Proclamation of Excellence
A His Character
B His Compassion
III Prayer for Endurance
Summary of Psalm 36