Tehillim/Psalm 1 Cartoon Activity

Tehillim 1 tells about the things one must do to be righteous! Righteous means you are doing what God would want you to do! In this activity you are going to read Tehillim 1 to find out what someone who wants to follow God does (and doesn’t do)! Then you will create a cartoon about it! Let’s get started!

Directions:

  1. Read Tehillim 1 and make a list of the things a righteous person does (and doesn’t do). For example, in verse one it says a righteous person doesn’t listen to the advice of a wicked person.
  2. Get a regular, blank piece of paper and create a cartoon which tells the story of what a person must do to be righteous. The carton should include the following:
    • At least six panels. Use the cartoon panel template: Six Panel Cartoon Template
    • Color or black and white.
    • Dialog between characters or descriptions.
  3. When you are finished, take a picture of it and post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @SparksOfMessiah

Additional Resources:

  1. Learn to pray Tehillim.
  2. Use the Tehillim Chooser app to find Tehillim to pray for your specific situation.

Conductor of Praise Poster Activity

Tehillim 148 calls the reader to the position of conductor of praise for God! You can imagine standing on the edge of a cliff with the conductor’s wand and pointing to each thing as you call out: “Praise Him, sun and moon! Praise Him, all bright stars!…”

For this activity you are going to create a poster which includes all of the things Tehillim 148 calls on to praise God. There is quite a list but that will be part of the fun of this activity! Can you creatively find a place for each thing in a poster?

Directions:

  1. Read Tehillim 148 and write down a list of everything which is being commanded to praise God. (i.e. Heavens, heights, angels, legions, sun, moon, bright stars, etc.)
  2. Get a regular sized piece of paper (or bigger) and start drawing pictures of each of the things from your list.
  3. Add some color and maybe a title.
  4. Take a picture of your poster and post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @SparksOfMessiah

Additional Resources:

  1. Learn to pray Tehillim.
  2. Use the Tehillim Chooser app to find Tehillim to pray for your specific situation.

Ruth: Mother of Messiah

Fall 2020 Class

Teacher: Jonathan Hughes, M.Ed.

Description: Expand your kid’s Tanakh education by signing them up for this in-depth look at the book of Ruth. Learn about the life of the ancestor of King David and our Master Yeshua! Your kids will delve deep into the text using Rashi’s commentary to discover insights they didn’t even realize were there! Don’t delay, sign up for this class today!

Day and Time: Mondays 7:00pm-8:00pm (Central Time)

Frequency: Weekly

Age Group: 6th-8th Grades

Learn more and sign up at www.sparksofmessiah.com

Sparks of Messiah Web Apps

Sparks of Messiah Online Torah School, a leader in Messianic Jewish Distance Education, is proud to present a growing collection of free web apps for you to use to deepen your faith and learn new skills.

Tehillim Groups – Create Tehillim Groups

This simple web app allows you to create Tehillim groups and divide the book of Tehillim into equal sections for each member to pray. When everyone in your group has read their sections, together you will have completed the entire book of Tehillim.

Create a Group or Enter Your Group Code Here!

Fluency Fun – Increase Your Hebrew Fluency

Increase your Hebrew reading fluency with this fun web app which allows you to practice reading Hebrew texts with support. Want to check your pronunciation? Click anywhere on the text to listen to it read aloud, word-for-word, so you can learn to read with confidence!

Start Practicing Now!

Tehillim Chooser – Choose the Prayers for You

Wondering what Tehillim to say for your particular situation?! Look no further! Choose from one of the topics below and start to pray to God through these Tehillim for your specific situation!

Choose and Pray Today!

Tehillim Groups – Create Tehillim Groups

This simple web app allows you to create Tehillim groups and divide the book of Tehillim into equal sections for each member to pray. When everyone in your group has read their sections, together you will have completed the entire book of Tehillim.

Create a Group or Enter Your Group Code Here!

How To Pray Tehillim (Psalms)

The power of Tehillim (Psalms) can not be underestimated. The Tzemech Tzedek said…

If you only knew the power of verses of Tehillim and their effect in the highest Heavens, you would recite them constantly. Know that the chapters of Tehillim shatter all barriers, they ascend higher and still higher with no interference; they prostrate themselves in supplication before the Master of all worlds, and they effect and accomplish with kindness and compassion.

HaYom Yom: Shevat 23 (https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/6074/jewish/Shvat-24.htm)

It is easy to tap into that power to connect with God through praying Tehillim. Here is the basic steps to use Tehillim for your prayers:

  1. Before praying Tehillim, you may choose to say “The Prayer Before Reciting Sefer Tehillim.”
  2. Select Tehillim which match what you would like to say to God. The following are some common themes and appropriate Tehillim to pray:
    • Tehillim Yeshua and the Apostles Used: 2, 16, 22, 110
    • Tehillim for Praise and Thanksgiving: 19, 92, 93, 100, 113-118, 135-137, 150
    • Tehillim for Repentance: 27, 47, 51, 90
    • Tehillim to Keep from Speaking Lashon HaRa (Evil Speech): 52, 120
    • Tehillim to Pray for the Sick: 6, 9, 20, 30, 41, 88, 103, 121, 130, 142
    • Tehillim for Protection While Traveling: 17, 34, 50, 64, 91, 123, 124, 130
    • Tehillim for the Protection for Israel: 83, 130, 142
    • Tehillim to Say When You Are Frightened: 14, 61, 73, 145
    • Tehillim to Lift Your Spirits: 5, 29, 40, 66, 68, 86, 91, 101
    • Tehillim for Guidance and Success: 16, 19, 57, 82, 108, 112, 122, 139
    • Hallel (Praises): 113-118
    • Songs of Ascent (Tehillim Prayed By Levites in the Temple): 120-134
    • Tehillim to Rebuild the Beit Hamikdash (Temple) and Yeshua’s Second Coming: 42-48, 93
  3. Talk to God about what is going on in your life and more personally why you chose the Tehillim you did.
  4. If you chose to pray Tehillim for the sick, you might want to use this Prayer for the Sick (scroll to the bottom of the page). You will want to know the sick person’s name and their mother’s name.

Source for Tehillim topics: Adapted from Artscroll’s Tehillim and Sefer Tehillim: Shaar Harachamin im segulot v’tefillot ha Chida.