The Psalms Speak to our Deepest needs!
Within the Psalms we hear the deepest longings of the human heart. Here we find the full range of human experience - an experience that brings us face to face with God. Our joys and triumphs are reflected here. Our spirits soar to the heavens, but we also plumb the depths of tragic despair. Is it any wonder then, that throughout the ages men and women have found refuge in the Psalms.
God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in trouble.
In the Psalms we find the wellspring of praise. This has been the churches' fount of worship, from ancient hymns, to stately concertos, to modern praise choruses, they all find their source in the Psalms.
Let all that is within me praise His holy name!
"Psalms Alive!" is a one-man drama presentation by David Kitz. David draws on his years of experience as a pastor, teacher, and actor to deliver a direct Word based appeal to the hearts and minds of his audience. The Holy Spirit moves upon His Word to bring the Scriptures to life with truth and power. Consequently, lives are changed by the Spirit and the Word.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Contemporary English speaks to the contemporary heart. David enacts the Psalms using the New International Version. This translation employs a poetic style to which audiences can easily relate. As a result the impact of both the words and the drama are greatly enhanced.
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David Kitz writes weekly blog posts on the Psalms. Read more.
How have other churches used Psalms Alive!
Live biblical drama presentations of "Psalms Alive!" have been used in place of a Sunday morning sermon, and as a change of pace for Sunday evening or midweek services.
In the past David Kitz has teamed with the Canadian Bible Society for Bible drama presentations that emphasize the importance of God's living word in daily life. After dinner theatre, and presentations for special ministry groups have also been successfully staged.
How long does a presentation take?
About thirty minutes from first verse to closing prayer.
Are there any props or staging requirements? Yes. For large groups a lapel mike is recommended. On hand materials will be used for props. A Power Point picture presentation can enhance the dramatic effect, but it is by no means essential. A script has been prepared for this.
Will the Psalmist be in costume?
How much does a presentation cost?
For local presentations the cost is $150, or a free will offering. Depending on distance, a travel charge may also apply.
What might happen if "Psalms Alive!" was presented at your church?
Your people might develop a new appreciation for God's word in general, and the Psalms in particular. A dormant devotional life may be activated afresh. New avenues of praise may be explored. A spirit of repentance and heartfelt worship may take hold in your church.
I know the Psalmist David would not want it any other way.