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Learn how to study and preach the Psalms with these courses by Dr. Mark Futato. Dr. Futato begins by painting the big picture of the Psalms—how they’re organized, what their genres and main messages are, and how they point to Christ. You’ll learn how to examine the text piece by piece, using the same interpretive methods Dr. Futato uses in his own research and preparation for preaching. He then demonstrates how to transform what you learn in your study into a well-crafted sermon that is rooted in scholarship and communicated clearly.

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  • Title: Understanding the Psalms Bundle
  • Instructors: Mark D. Futato
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 11
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OT221 Introductory Issues in Psalms

  • Instructor: Mark D. Futato
  • Video hours: 3

This course gives you an overview of important interpretive elements of the Psalms. Dr. Futato explains the primary and secondary messages of the Psalms, how the 150 Psalms are organized, and how the different genres of the Psalms point to Christ.


  • Psalm 1
  • The Poetry of the Psalms
  • The Psalms as History
  • The Theology of the Psalms
  • The Psalms as Wisdom Literature

CM328 Preaching the Psalms

  • Instructor: Mark D. Futato
  • Video hours: 8

Dr. Futato begins this course by teaching the basic mechanics of Hebrew poetry, such as how imagery and parallelism work and how they help us interpret a Psalm. He shows you how to read Psalms both as a unified book and how to break it down into different categories—like hymn, lament, and thanksgiving—and he explains why both of these approaches are needed.

He then draws from his own experience as a pastor to teach you how to prepare and shape a sermon on a Psalm using your interpretive research. In the last section Dr. Futato brings all the elements of the course together and walks you through how he would study a specific Psalm and craft a sermon, from start to finish.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Appreciating the Poetry
  • What Is Hebrew Poetry?
  • Analyzing Cola and Lines
  • Analyzing Strophes
  • Analyzing Stanzas
  • What Is Parallelism?
  • How Does Parallelism Work?
  • Introduction to Poetic Imagery
  • Emotions and the Mind
  • Ancient Imagery
  • Creating Associations
  • Multiple Meanings
  • The Need for Analysis
  • Kinds of Imagery
  • Linear Patterns
  • Parallel Patterns
  • Symmetrical Patterns
  • Mythopoeic Imagery
Unit 2: Viewing the Whole
  • Introduction to Psalms
  • Psalm 1: The Purpose of Psalms
  • The Torahof Moses in Relation to Psalms
  • Torahas Delight
  • Characteristics of a Blessed Person
  • Blessed and Perishing
  • Well-Being in Every Area of Life
  • Holiness and Happiness
  • Holiness and Meditation
  • Holiness in Christ
  • Psalm 2: The Message of Psalms
  • The One Enthroned
  • The Anointed One
  • An Eschatological Reign
  • Suffering and Praise
  • Psalms of Lament
  • Suffering and the Life of Christ
  • Our King Is Coming: Books 1–3
  • Our King Is Coming: Books 4–5
Unit 3: Interpreting the Categories
  • Categories in Music
  • Defining Categories
  • The Importance of Categories
  • Identifying Genre
  • Providing the Context
  • The Basic Categories of Psalms
  • A Hymn: Psalm 117
  • A Lament: Psalm 13
  • A Song of Thanksgiving: Psalm 30
  • A Song of Confidence: Psalm 23
  • Excursus on Counting
  • A Wisdom Psalm: Psalm 1
  • Applying the Categories to Christ
Unit 4: Proclaiming the Psalms
  • Kinds of Sermons
  • Get Oriented: Read in Context
  • Get Oriented: Read in the Context of Categories
  • Get Oriented: Ask Two Questions
  • Focus on the Details
  • Shape Your Presentation
  • Shape Your Presentation: Approaches to Outlining
  • Shape Your Presentation: The Logic of Outlining
  • Shape Your Presentation: Outlining Psalm 13
  • Shape Your Presentation: The Language of Outlining
  • Reflect on the Text and Life
  • A Typical Preaching Week
Unit 5: Practicing the Principles
  • Get Oriented: Read Psalm 29
  • Get Oriented: Psalm 29 in Context
  • Get Oriented: The Category of Kingship Psalms
  • Focus on the Details: Psalm 29:1–2
  • Focus on the Details: Psalm 29:3–9
  • Focus on the Details: The Geography of Psalm 29
  • Focus on the Details: Locating Kadesh
  • Focus on the Details: Psalm 29:10–11
  • Focus on the Details: God’s Blessing
  • Excursus: Psalm 29 as a Canaanite Poem
  • Shape Your Presentation: Overview
  • Shape Your Presentation: Exegetical Outline
  • Shape Your Presentation: Expository Outline
  • Reflect on the Text and Life: Believe, Feel, Do
  • Course Summary and Application

About Mark D. Futato

Dr. Mark D. Futato is the Robert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Futato received his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. He served on the translation team for the Book of Psalms in The New Living Translation (NLT), contributed study notes for the ESV Study Bible and The Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible, and contributed to the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (5 vols.).


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  1. john kho

    john kho


  2. Brian Poad

    Brian Poad


    Sounds like a great course! Psalms have always been my favorite! Is there an advantage in ordering this course early?

  3. Nathaniel&Kelsey Stamper
    We have to buy these together? You can't separate them?

  4. Sean Ingram

    Sean Ingram


    Anyone know what is the ETA on publication of this course?

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