Sunday, May 24, 2020

Psalm 2: Our Need for a King (Summer Playlist Series)

We have a natural yearning for a person a leadership in our lives.  Psalm 2 is a Biblical passage about a King so read that and then follow through with me as the following are my Bible study notes based on my pastor's sermon titled "We Need a King."

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Our Need for a King

Psalm 2 is about Jesus, King Jesus.

We all desire a King.  From childhood, we enjoy stories and music about kings.  In the United States, we make people like celebrities and other high profile people kings.  Why do we do this?  We do it because we desire kings.

God says, "There is a King."  If we don't find a King, we will invent one.  Jesus should be the only King in our lives.

We all dislike the King.  We are a fickle people.  Our sinful hearts are stubborn.  We don't like authority.

Because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. - Romans 8:7-8
If we desire salvation, we must recognize rebellion in our own hearts.  God will not be ignored.  We like to be our own authority but God says, "Be holy for I am holy."
Because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” - 1 Peter 1:16

We desperately need a King.  There is no refuge FROM the King.  There is only refuge IN the King.  Be wise.  Be warned.
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; take warning, O judges of the earth. - Psalm 2:10
If HE is our King, we will obey Him, serve Him, and we will let go of bitterness and anger.

At this point in the video above, my pastor refers to a book by John Piper called Coronavirus and Christ.  You can find that resource here.

Coronavirus and Christ by John Piper
Coronavirus and Christ by John Piper is available here.

We can trust the King.

Joy is the flag that flies from the castle of my heart when the King is in residence there. (Original Source of Quote Unknown)

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