We may not think of Psalms as a book of the Bible about discipleship, but in reality, it is one of the most instructive books in the Bible to help us follow Jesus in all areas of life, which is the essence of being a disciple.
Dallas Willard described discipleship in this way:
We need to be clear in our heads about what discipleship is. My definition:
A disciple is a person who has decided that the most important thing in their life is to learn how to do what Jesus said to do. A disciple is not a person who has things under control or knows a lot of things. Disciples simply are people who are constantly revising their affairs to carry through on their decision to follow Jesus. http://www.dwillard.org/articles/individual/rethinking-evangelism
The key part of his definition that applies to our lesson is: “people who are constantly revising their affairs to carry through on their decision to follow Jesus. “
Psalms will help us see what that means as they show us how God’s people interact with Him in many areas of life—all areas of life—including those we don’t think God cares about.
In this lesson, we’ll look at Psalms of Praise, Salvation History, Lament, and Imprecatory Psalms (these are the hard ones that call down judgment and curses on enemies). I’ll give examples of these specific types and THEN application suggestions and what we can learn from that Psalm for our walk with God and growth as Jesus’ disciples.
Following is the podcast and then the video of this lesson and below them the Notes/Transcript