The Messiah in the Psalms

I am scheduled to speak to the General Board of the United Pentecostal Church International on the subject of The Messiah in the Psalms on February 26, 2023. The occasion is the General Board Professional Development Seminar for board members and their spouses. To be sure all attendees have access to the presentation, I am posting it here.


Psalm 83 and the future of volumes 2 and 3 of The Messiah in the Psalms

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Not only am I finished with Psalm 83, but after a discussion with Everett Gossard, Book Editor for the Pentecostal Resources Group, UPCI, I have clear direction for the future of The Messiah in the Psalms.

As many of you know, there are five books within the Book of Psalms. They are arranged in this way: Book 1: Psalms 1-41; Book 2: Psalms 42-72; Book 3: Psalms 73-89; Book 4: Psalms 90-106; Book 5: Psalms 107-150. My first volume covers Psalms 1-72 plus three appendices for a total of 382 pages.

Some commentaries on the Book of Psalms are released in one volume, some in two volumes, and some in three. My final work on the Psalter will be in three volumes. The second volume will include books three and four (i.e., Psalms 73-106). The third volume will consist of book five (i.e., Psalms 107-150).

Thus, volume two will include my comments on 679 verses and volume three my comments on 694 verses. I can’t predict the total page length of each volume, but they should be about the same.

I’m focusing on this project, and the more I do, the more clearly I see what Jesus meant when He said, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me” (Luke 24:44, NKJV).

I have been invited to speak for two hours on this subject at an upcoming meeting of the general board of the United Pentecostal Church and their spouses. I’m looking forward to this event!