Holistic Spirituality

bonhoeffer 3Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book on the Psalms, Psalms: The Prayer Book Of The Bible, organizes the Psalms into several categories, one of which is the Church.

Here he assigns #s 27, 46, 48, 63, 81, 84.

Bonhoeffer also notes that Psalm 15 & others describe how "God has promised to be present in the worship of the congregation. Thus the congregation conducts its worship according to God's order. But Jesus Christ himself has offered the perfect worship by perfecting evry prescribed sacrifice in his own voluntary and sinless sacrifice....For us there remains only the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving in prayers, hymns, and in a life lived according to God's commands."

He additionally notes that Psalms 50 & 23 indicate that "...our entire life becomes worship, the offering of thanksgiving. God wants to acknowledge such thanksgiving and to show his salvation to the grateful."

Below are links to these Psalms.

Psalm 15Psalm 23Psalm 27Psalm 46Psalm 48Psalm 50Psalm 63Psalm 81Psalm 84

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

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  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Fernando Ortega +

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Hidden Blessings

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  • Balaam: What Happens When You Try To Strong-Arm God +

    In Numbers, the surrounding nations watch as God pours out blessing and good fortune over and over on the Israelites. Read More
  • Born of Water: A sign of our new creation in Christ +

    Baptism is like a wedding vow. Read More
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