September 2, 2018 – God’s King and Priest

Terry Beatty
September 2, 2018

September 2, 2018 – God’s King and Priest

Psalm 110
Life Group Questions:

1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas that you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?

2. Read Psalm 110 and list some observations. Who is the writer and why is it important that this individual is the one that wrote the psalm?

3. What connections, if any, do you see between this psalm and Psalm 2? How would this connection add understanding to the writer’s intent? How would this connection help us understand the meaning of this psalm? Explain.

4. Consider Matthew 22:41-46 and Jesus referencing this psalm. How did Jesus understand the meaning and purpose of this psalm? Who did Jesus understand the author to be? For what reason did Jesus ask the pharisees his question?

5. Explain how this Psalm helps us to understand 2 Samuel 7:12-14 and 1 Chronicles 17:10-14. How do you explain the differences in the rendering of the Samuel and Chronicles passages about the same topic?

6. What is the significance of the person mentioned in this psalm being both a king and a priest? What was the outcome of individuals that attempted to fulfill both of these offices in the Old Testament (cf. 1 Samuel 13; 2 Chronicles 26:17, etc.). Why is this individual different from the others?

7. Who was Melchizedek and why was he important (cf. Genesis 14)? What would be the significance of the individual addressed in this psalm being after the order of Melchizedek? List some similarities between the two.

8. Read Hebrews 5-7 and describe how the writer of that book highlights the relationship between Melchizedek and Christ. What significance should we gather from this relationship? How should we apply this teaching to our lives today? Explain.

9. Look back through the psalm and describe some of the promises that God makes concerning this king and priest? Why is it important that the Lord Himself is the one performing these acts and not the individual being mentioned? What does it mean to sit at the right hand of God?

10. Read Acts 2:29-36 and Hebrews 1. How do the writers of these passages understand Psalm 110? How did they use the psalm to build their case for Christ? In what way do these passages help us for living our Christian life?