Essential Teachers notes:
This week we look at Psalm 22 verses 23 to 31. It’s a passage about, God’s people, the nations, and the call of praise. Rather than tell a story about the passage we will incorporate the verses into the ‘talk’ time.
These psalm lessons follow the Lectionary passages for the six weeks of year B Lent.
Tell this story or a similar one of your choice from a favourite bible translation or story book. This version is supplied for inspiration, feel free to omit or embellish to give it your personal voice.
Main passage: Psalm 22
Additional Passages: none specific.
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I wonder when you sing songs?
Do you ever sing songs on journeys?
We know that Jesus’s friends and family would have sang songs as they travelled.
Imagine a big crowd, moving slowly, the old ladies wobbling on their old legs, the young men carrying the heavy bags, the kids running back and forth, the babies crying. Then someone in the back of the crowd calls out a line from a song, and another voice responds.
(If possible get two voices to read this psalm, the second reading the words in bold)
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
All you descendants of Israel, revere him!
25 I will give praise in the great assembly because of you;
I will fulfill my vows before those who fear you.
26 The humble will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise him.
May your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord.
All the families of the nations will bow down before you,
28 for kingship belongs to the Lord;
he rules the nations.
30 Their descendants will serve him;
the next generation will be told about the Lord.
31 They will come and declare his righteousness;
to a people yet to be born
they will declare what he has done.
This is such a joyful song about every generation. God loves his people, no matter how old or young they are, and they can all praise him.
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