The Messiah Reigns

TEXT:† Psalm 2

INTRODUCTION:

A.††††† A POPULAR PSALM Ė QUOTED OFTEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

B.††††† MANY ATTEMPT TO FIND A HISTORICAL FULFILLMENT NOT YET REALIZED.

C.††††† THE NEW TESTAMENT FULFILLMENT IS UNDENIABLY MESSIANIC.

I.††††† MANíS REBELLION IS NOTED (vs. 1-3).

A.††††† REBELLION AGAINST GOD IS IRRATIONAL (vs. 1;† Rom. 11:22).

††††††††† 1.†††††† God is love (1 John 4:8-10;† Rom. 5:8).

††††††††† 2.†††††† God provides and protects (James 1:17;† Rom. 8:31-32).

B.††††† MOST ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE GODíS RESTRAINT (vs. 3;† Psa. 14:1).

††††††††† 1.†††††† Manís often strays from Godís way because of ignorance (1 Pet. 1:14;† Acts 3:17).

††††††††† 2.†††††† Often, ignorance is self-imposed (vs. 3;Rom. 1:19, 21-22, 28).

C.††††† IT WAS THIS REBELLION THAT CRUCIFIED JESUS (Acts 4:25-28).

††††††††† 1.†††††† Early Christians were encouraged by this Psalm (Acts 4:29-31).

††††††††† 2.†††††† Being on Godís side means being hated (John 15:18-20;† 2 Tim. 3:12).

††††††††† 3.†††††† We have nothing to fear (1 John 4:4).

II.†††† GODíS REACTION TO REBELLION (vs. 4-6).

A.††††† GOD IS NOT INTIMIDATED OR MOVED TO ALTER HIS PLANS.

B.††††† GOD DECLARES HIS WILL ACCOMPLISHED Ė HIS KING RULES (vs. 6).

C.††††† GOD USES MANíS REBELLION (Acts 2:22-24,† 34-36).

D.††††† JESUS RULES NOW! (Matt. 28:18).

E.††††† MAN CANNOT THWART THE PURPOSE OF GOD (Rom. 3:4;† 11:34-35).

III.††† THE SONíS RESPONSE (vs. 7-9).

A.††††† JEHOVAN SAID Ö (vs. 7).

††††††††† 1.†††††† Does not refer to the Birth of Jesus (Matt. 1:20).

††††††††† 2.†††††† Does not imply that Jesus is created (John 1:1).

††††††††† 3.†††††† Fulfilled in the resurrection (Acts 13:30-32;† Rom. 1:4).

††††††††† 4.†††††† Connected with his Sonship in Hebrews (Heb. 1:5 Ť2 Sam. 7:14).

††††††††† 5.†††††† And his priesthood (Heb. 5:5-6 Ť Psa. 110:4).

B.††††† REFERS TO JESUSí ELEVATION AT THE RESURRECTION (vs. 8-9).

††††††††† 1.†††††† Declared to be to Son in the resurrection (Rom. 1:4).

††††††††† 2.†††††† Glorified (John 17:4-5;† Acts 2:32-33).

††††††††† 3.†††††† Given power (Eph. 1:20-23).

††††††††† 4.†††††† No one exempt (Phil. 2:9-11).

C.††††† THOSE WHO RESIST WILL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED (vs. 9;† 2 Thess. 1:7-9).

IV.†† THE PSALMISTíS REPROOF (vs. 10-12).

A.††††† THE FOOLISH CONTINUE TO OPPOSE Ė THE WISE MAN BUILDS (Matt. 7:24-25).

B.††††† vs. 11.† FEAR (1 Pet. 1:17) and REJOICE (1 Pet. 1:18-19;† Acts 8:39).

C.††††† vs. 12. †MANíS ONLY HOPE Ė ACKNOWLEDGE THE SON (Acts 2:36;† John 14:6).

CONCLUSION:

A.††††† THE PSALM BEGINS WITH DEFIANT CHALLENGE TO THOSE WHO REJECT.

B.††††† IT ENDS WITH A PROMISE (vs. 12b).†

WOULD YOU TAKE REFUGE IN THE SON?

Thanks to Phil Arnold for the basic outline