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Thursday, August 13, 2015

"TWELVE Pop Songs And The Book of Psalms" (Lesson Ideas)

For something different and fun I am spending the summer teaching on the book of Psalms for my 7th & 8th Grade group BUT instead of doing the usual stuff I am instead using "clean" current/recent popular pop song from the radio to match up with the Psalm I am teaching on!  

It has been fun and my students have really been engaging each week with the titles, tie-ins, comparisons and so forth here are 12 of my lessons to give you a bit of inspiration or...to just get a kick out of? 

As always feel free to copy, steal or rip-off any of my ideas... 



12. "The Story of My Life" by One Direction AND Psalms 105 (Story of God's People)

11. "Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay AND Psalms 8 (Looking Above to See God's Love)


10. "Happy!" by Pharrell AND Psalms 122 (Happy When They Said Let's Go to Church)


9. "Shut Up and Dance With Me" by Walk the Moon AND Psalms 149, 150 (Dance & Praise Before the Lord) 


8. "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten AND Psalms 3, 35 (David's Fight Songs)

7.  "See You Again" by Whiz Khalifa AND Psalms 13 (God Looking Again At Us)

6. "Royals" by Lorde AND Psalms 24 (Christ the Real Royal King, Not Us!)

5.  "Say Something" by A Great Big World AND Psalms 28  (Calling Out and Being Heard) 

4.   "Burn" by Elle Goulding AND Psalms 67 (God Making Himself Shine On and In Us!) 

3.  "Wake Me Up" by Avicii AND Psalms 57 (Waking Up and Giving God Praise) 

2. "All of Me" by John Legend AND Psalms 31 (Loving God with All of Who We Are) 

1. "Shake It Off" By Taylor Swift AND Psalms 52 (A "Swift" Approach to Haters?) 

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