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Psalm 110 - King-Priest-Messiah

Discussion Questions

  1. What is one truth or “take-away” from the sermon that you found particularly challenging/convicting/helpful?
     
  2. Read Psalm 110. How does this Psalm impact your view of who Jesus is? 
     
  3. How is the portrayal of Jesus in Psalm 110 different than popular culture’s portrayal of Jesus? Why is it important to recognize Jesus as a conquering king?
     
  4. What are some of Jesus’ roles as our eternal priest? (See Hebrews 7:23 - 8:6.) In what ways is the priestly service of Jesus better than that of the Old Testament priests?
     
  5. Read Luke 22:31-34. In what ways are you encouraged by Jesus’ conversation with Peter in this passage, in light of His role as our High Priest? 

Psalm 2 - The Lord's Anointed King

Discussion Questions

  1. What is one truth or “take-away” from the sermon that you found particularly challenging/convicting/helpful?
     
  2. Read Psalm 2:3. Does God really keep the nations enslaved in bonds and cords? Is this portrayal of the Lord and His Anointed accurate? Why or why not?
     
  3. Read 2 Samuel 7:12-17. How does this passage inform your understanding of Psalm 2 and the role of the Anointed Son?
     
  4. What does Psalm 2 reveal about where the Psalmist found hope (refuge) in a raging world? How do you respond when the nations rage and the peoples plot around you?
     
  5. Read Joshua 24:14 and Psalm 55:5. How do these verses inform your understanding and application of what it means for you to “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling?” (Psalm 2:11)
     
  6. Take time to praise Jesus as the Anointed King over all the nations, and to pray for one another in your community group.

Revelation 19:11-21 - Return of Jesus

Discussion Questions

  1. What do the different names for God in Revelation 19:11-21 tell you about his character, who he is, what he is doing?

  2. How does the powerful, second coming of Jesus in Revelation 19:11-16 grow your adoration and awe of Christ?  How does the imagery of His return encourage you in the midst of circumstances, emotions, or media that promote the idea that things are out of control in this world?

  3. How might Revelation 19:17-21 help us, as Christians, to be patient, humble, and loving despite persecution, mockery, or cultural pressure? (See 1 Peter 3:8-12) How might we use this same truth of the coming judgment to lovingly guide non-Christians toward the truth of the Gospel?

  4. Jesus is coming again!  Do you regularly pray for His return?  How might regular prayer for His return encourage/challenge your daily perspective on life?