Tidings of Discomfort and Joy- Psalm 2


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In response to the striving of nations and the evil of human hearts, God crowns His Son, Jesus Christ, as the world's true King.

The message was given on Dec 15, 2013 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info, go to www.NewCityChurch.ca.

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Tidings of Discomfort and Joy- Psalm 2

  1. 1. God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life Today’s Scripture: Psalm 2 Found on pages 448 in our guest Bibles.
  2. 2. O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
  3. 3. “We want a ‘religious’ leader, not a king! We want someone to save our souls, not rule our world.”
  4. 4. “Tidings of Discomfort and Joy” ~ Psalm 2 image: Roger Smith
  5. 5. Psalm 2:1 Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot in vain…?
  6. 6. “I led them with cords of kindness, with bands of love….” ~ Hosea 11:4
  7. 7. Psalm 2:2-3 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rules take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, “Let burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us…”
  8. 8. Aldous Huxley Author of Brave New World and Ends & Means “For myself…the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was…liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.”
  9. 9. Thomas Nagel Prof. of Law & Philosophy New York University “I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and wellinformed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief.
  10. 10. “It’s that I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that.” Thomas Nagel Prof. of Law & Philosophy New York University
  11. 11. “Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds; you said, ‘I will not serve you’.” ~ Jeremiah 2:20
  12. 12. “The slightest sin is an act of defiance against cosmic authority. It is a revolutionary act, a rebellious act where we are setting ourselves in opposition to the One to whom we owe everything.”
  13. 13. Psalm 2:4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the LORD holds them in derision….
  14. 14. Psalm 2:5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying….
  15. 15. Psalm 2:5-6 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill….”
  16. 16. Psalm 2:7 I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.…”
  17. 17. “I will raise up your offspring after you…and I will establish his kingdom…. I will be to him a father, and he will be to me a son.” ~ 2 Samuel 7:12, 14
  18. 18. And we bring you good news that what God has promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you.” ~ The Apostle Paul, in Acts 13:32-33
  19. 19. “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus… [who] was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead….” ~ The Apostle Paul, in Romans 1:1, 4
  20. 20. Psalm 2:8 “…Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage and the ends of the earth your possession….”
  21. 21. ~ Jesus of Nazareth in Matthew 28:18-20 “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
  22. 22. Psalm 2:9 “…You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel….”
  23. 23. Psalm 2:10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear; and rejoice with trembling….
  24. 24. Psalm 2:10 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish for his wrath is quickly kindled….
  25. 25. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him might not perish but have eternal life.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth in John 3:16
  26. 26. The hands he holds forth for you to kiss are the hands that were pierced by nails when he was crucified in your place.
  27. 27. Psalm 2:10 Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
  28. 28. John Bunyan (1628 - 1688) “The Jerusalem Sinner Saved”
  29. 29. In response to the striving of nations and the evil of human hearts, God crowns His Son, Jesus Christ, as the world’s true King.
  30. 30. 1 Kiss the Son in submission image: JD Hancock
  31. 31. 2 Join the Son in mission. image: photos.com
  32. 32. “ We are Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. ~ The Apostle Paul, in 2 Corinthians 5:20 ”
  33. 33. flickr images courtesy of: JD Hancock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/7238856518/ Roger Smith: http://www.flickr.com/photos/65701179@N00/3135628747/ other images: Photos.com: Comstock / 78530804