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Psalm 16:8-11

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Hi everyone!
This Sunday we will be reading together Psalm 16:8-11. 
"I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.  Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.  For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.  You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
This is an incredibly important text as we move from creation to consummation in the history of redemption.  The apostles saw in this psalm, written by King David some 1,000 years before Christ, a prophecy regarding the death and resurrection of Christ (see Acts 2:22-32), that God would not abandon his Holy One to Sheol (the place of the dead) or allow his body to see decay.  Psalm 16, which the Jews never fully understood, provided clear evidence that Jesus was who he claimed to be, that he was prophesied about in the Old Testament, and that he came in fulfillment of those prophecies.  Jesus is the son of David, the King who sits upon his throne and reigns from heaven throughout his entire kingdom on earth.  As we prepare to enter into the throne room of our God and King this Sunday and offer him our sacrifices of praise and worship, let us meditate upon the amazing mercy and grace of God that we have been given such an incredible honor and privilege.  See you Sunday!
Grace and peace,
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Psalm 2

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Hi folks!

This Sunday for our Creation to Consummation scripture reading, as we continue to read through significant texts in redemptive history, we will be doing a responsive reading of Psalm 2. 

“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’  He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.  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.’  I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you.  Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.  You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.’  Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”

Regarding this psalm, respected theologian Willem VanGemeren says this: “The theological significance of Psalm 2 lies in the hope that it entails.  The anointed king rules by God’s appointment.  The wise response of repentance is victory for the Messiah and a token of the final victory over his enemies, the opponents of God’s kingdom.  From the perspective of typology, Jesus is the fulfillment of the psalm.  He is born of David’s lineage, has a right to David’s throne, is the Son of God in a unique way, and will ultimately subdue all enemies under his feet.”  I could not have said it better.  Looking forward to worshipping with all of you tomorrow!



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