Professor Bruce Waltke offers the following endorsement:

“Dr. Douglas Webster, professor of Pastoral Theology and Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School, in his splendid work, The Psalms: Jesus’ Prayer Book aims “to sync life with the Psalms.”  He successfully achieves this aim by his judicious use of scholarship with his own insights into the wisdom of the psalms and into the human condition.  But he does more. By combining his spiritual words with the Spirit-inspired psalms he transforms the believer’s life into the image of the Lord Jesus Christ of whom the psalms speak.  Here is a book that readily provides rich spiritual material for personal and pastoral application.”

Three Truths and Three Warnings – Mark 8:27-38

Three Truths and Three Warnings

The disciples confessed that Jesus is the Messiah, but they did not understand what that meant and what the Messiah was about to suffer for our redemption. The horror of the lynching tree helps us to grasp the horror of the cross, even as the cross of Christ, in contrast to the lynching tree, stands for the power of redemption and the hope of the resurrection.

 

The Psalms – Jesus’ Prayer Book

Psalms – Introduction – Lining Up The Psalms

Psalm 1 – The Jesus Way

Psalm 2 – King Jesus

Psalm 3 – My Father Is Peace

Psalm 4 – Yahweh is my Peace

Psalm 5 – Morning Prayer

Psalm 6 – Man of Sorrows

Psalm 7 – My Shield and Defender

Psalm 8 – Mere Mortals

Psalm 9 – Your Kingdom Come

Psalm 10 – Your Will Be Done

Psalm 11 – Faith over Flight

Psalm 12 – War of Words

Psalm 13 – How Long

Psalm 14 – Nabel’s Psalm

Psalm 15 – Abigail’s Psalm

Psalm 16 – Living the Resurrection

Psalm 17 – An Honest Prayer for Help

Psalm 18 – David’s Song

Psalm 19 – Listen to Jesus

Psalm 20 – Praying for Answers

Psalm 21 – Answered Prayer

Psalm 22 – The Psalm of the Cross

Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd and The Lord is my Host

Psalm 24 – The King of Glory

Psalm 25 – Hearts Up!

Psalm 26 – The Long Obedience

Psalm 27 – A Song of Confidence

Psalm 28 – A Plea for Help Answered

Psalm 29 – The Voice of the Lord

Psalm 30 – Confidence Reclaimed

Psalm 31 – Into Your Hands

Psalm 32 – Confession and Celebration

Psalm 33 – Sing a New Song

Psalm 34 – The Ethics of Gratitude

Psalm 35 – Beseiged, Betrayed, Belittled

Psalm 36 – Mercy Me

Psalm 37 – Human Flourishing

Psalm 38 – Godly Sorrow

Psalm 39 – Alien Hope

Psalm 40 – Deliverance in Christ

Psalm 41 – The Passion of the Lord

Psalm 42 – 43 The Counsel of Prayer

Psalm 44 – Yet For Your Sake

Psalm 45 – The Royal Wedding

Psalm 46 – Preaching in a Crisis

Psalm 47 – Our God Reigns

Psalm 48 – The City of God

Psalm 49 – Denial of Death

Psalm 50 – Sunday Worship

Psalm 51 – Penitential Devotion and Prophetic Gospel

Psalm 52 – The Great Hero

Psalm 53 – The Roots of Shame

Psalm 54 – Help Me

Psalm 55 – Casting all on the Lord

Psalm 56 – In God I Trust

Psalm 57 – Awake my Soul

Psalm 58 – Outrage

Psalm 59 – Howling Dogs

Psalm 60 – Desperate Times

Psalm 61 – Overwhelmed

Psalm 62 – Devotion on the other side of Desperate

Psalm 63 – Better than Life

Psalm 64 – Terrorists

Psalm 65 – Praise for all seasons

Psalm 66 – Resilient Thanksgiving

Psalm 67 – A Great Commission Psalm

Psalm 68 – An Ascension Psalm

Psalm 69 – A Jesus Psalm

Psalm 70 – Hurry, Lord, Help

Psalm 71 – Resilient Saints

Psalm 72 – The One Greater Thank Solomon

Psalm 73 – The Arc of Devotion

Psalm 74 – Worshiping in a Crisis

Psalm 75 – The Set Time

Psalm 76 – God Breaks the Power of Evil

Psalm 77 – The Arc of Grief

Psalm 78 – Forgetting the Unforgettable

Psalm 79 – National Lament

Psalm 80 – The Shepherd of Israel

Psalm 81 – Worship and Obedience

Psalm 82 – The Will of God and the Will to Power

Psalm 83 – Just Judgment

Psalm 84 – The Household of Faith

Psalm 85 – Righteousness and Peace Kiss

Psalm 86 – Unite my Heart

Psalm 87 – Born Again

Psalm 88 – The Death Prayer

Psalm 89 – The Covenant Prayer

Psalm 90 – Teach Us To Number Our Days

Psalm 91 – The Lord Is My Refuge

Psalm 92 – Rhythms of Praise

Psalm 93 – Yahweh’s Rule and Reign

Psalm 94 – Retributive Justice

Psalm 95 – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Psalm 96 – Evangelistic Worship

Psalm 97 – Worshipers Rejoice

Psalm 98 – The Mission of Praise

Psalm 99 – The King is Holy

Psalm 100 – Jubilation

Psalm 101 – the Passion of Leadership

Psalm 102 – The Faithful Prayer of the Depressed

Psalm 103 – The Salvation Psalm

Psalm 104 – The Creation Psalm

Psalm 105 – The Covenant-Keeping God

Psalm 106 – A Covenant-Breaking People

Psalm 107 – A Covenant Homecoming

Psalm 108 – Covenant Victory

Psalm 109 – A Hard Psalm

Psalm 110 – Awaiting the King

Psalm 111 – Hallelujah for his Works

Psalm 112 – Hallelujah for True Human Flourishing

Psalm 113 – Hallelujah for the King who Stoops

Psalm 114 – Hallelujah for the New Creation

Psalm 115 – Hallelujah Forever!

Psalm 116 – Hallelujah for My Salvation

Psalm 117 – Hallelujah, All You Nations

Psalm 118 – Hallelujah Hosanna

Psalm 119 – Prayer and Meditation

Psalm 120 – Sojourner

Psalm 121 – The Lord Will Keep You

Psalm 122 – The Peace of Jerusalem

Psalm 123 – Waiting for Mercy

Psalm 124 – The Lord’s Deliverance

Psalm 125 – The Justice of Jerusalem

Psalm 126 – Songs of Joy

Psalm 127 – Unless the Lord

Psalm 128 – The Prosperity of Jerusalem

Psalm 129 – Zion Haters

Psalm 130 – Full Redemption

Psalm 131 – The Contentment of Jerusalem

Psalm 132 – Salvation’s Vows

Psalm 133 – Life Together

Psalm 134 – The Blessing of Jerusalem

Psalm 135 – A Great Hallelujah Psalm

Psalm 136 – His Love Never Quits

Psalm 137 – Remembering Zion

Psalm 138 – You Embolden Me

Psalm 139 – God’s Parental Love

Psalm 140 – Spiritual Realism

Psalm 141 – A Clear Conscience 

Psalm 142 – All Alone, Except the Lord

Psalm 143 – The Good Spirit’s Leading

Psalm 144 – My Loving God

Psalm 145 – David’s Lord’s Prayer

Psalm 146 – Life Framed By Hallelujahs

Psalm 147 – Sustaining All Things By His Powerful Word

Psalm 148 – All Creation Praise

Psalm 149 – The Saints Victorious

Psalm 150 – Praise the Lord

Psalms – Introduction – Lining Up The Psalms