October 26, 2019 | Discovering the Psalms: Israel’s History (Pt. 3)

Psalms: Unique and Purposeful Structure

We are continuing in our series this week, “Discovering the Psalms.” The Book of Psalms most vividly expresses the doubt and faith individuals have placed in the Lord as they walked with Him. If we’re honest, many of us read the Psalms for personal comfort—and that’s okay! But as we start to peel layers off this popular book of the Bible, we see a unique structure that is in each of the 150 chapters. This week Chris will explain the layout of the Psalms and how they flow together. 

As we look at the five books inside the Psalms we believe you’ll begin to see how God is in the intricate details God has in His Word. Looking at how the Psalms are laid out will show you that reading them for comfort and pleasure are not the only reasons  we should be going there. We also see God’s plan in how He chose to layout Scripture. As believers in Jesus the Messiah, this should comfort even more, knowing that God is in the smallest details and we have nothing to fear. 

If you missed the first two episodes of this series, click the links below to catch up.

Part One: Listen Now
Part Two: Listen Now

30 Days in the Land of the Psalms

By Charles H. Dyer

30 Days in the Land of the Psalms will take you through the land of Israel and give you insight into the psalmists’ points of reference and writing styles to better appreciate this special book of the Bible. Some of the psalms remain “locked” in a sense, containing references to places and objects modern readers have never seen and can’t picture. Charlie Dyer’s book will help give better insight into the backgrounds of the psalms, giving you the ability to better worship God!


Apples of Gold: A Fruitful Day

For many years, Israelis have sung about the Messiah’s coming. Not many are aware that He has already come, which is why Zvi goes to the Western Wall every week to hand out Bibles. Hear about the wonderful opportunities he had to share about Jesus the Messiah to many at the Wall in this dramatic reading from the life of Zvi Kalisher.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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