The Psalms as Christian Scripture 1 Peter 3:10-12 Introduction I.Jesus and the Psalms A.Jesus' View of the Psalms 1.The Psalms and the Life of Christ a.Jesus' Identity (Mark 1:11 w/ Ps. 2:7) b.Jesus' Explanations (John 2:17 w/ Ps. 69:9) c.Jesus' Use of the Psalms (Matt. 5:5 w/ Ps. 37:11; Matt. 5:4 w/ Ps. 126:5-6; Matt. 5:8 w/ Ps. 24:3-4 or Ps. 73:1; Ps. 22) 2.The Psalms and the view of Christ a.John 5:39 b.Luke 24:44-47 B.The Apostle's View of the Psalms C.The Church's View of the Psalms Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, the son of Jesse, the oracle of the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel: â€śThe Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; His word is on my tongue.â€ť 2 Samuel 23:1-2 II. The Psalms as Christ-Centered Psalm 16:5-11 w/ Acts 2 Psalm 34 w/ the Life of Christ (e.g. Heb. 5:7; John 13:33, 19:31-36) Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God,â€¦ 1 Peter 3:18 Conclusion For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Cor. 5:21
Worthy Sermon! The Psalms move us toward the heart of God. Renewal, regeneration, repentance, and all of the promises in Christ are found in them. Our confidence is restored. We discover that new songs are placed in our spirit in such a humbling manner. We are brought to worship
Yes the Psalms speak of this One God has set on his high and holy hill. They produce spiritual and melodic symphonies for us. We join in praise of all nature; finding our treasures in the Godâ€™s King.
Praise God for giving this pastor an understanding of RPW.
A Listener (7/6/2005)
A Fantastic Defense! Thank you so much for speaking about the Christology of the Psalms. I get so infuriated when the same elders and pastors who say with Luther that Christ is on every page of the Bible will say that the psalms don't speak sufficiently about Christ; and we need songs that specifically have the words "Jesus or Christ". They might have a good point if singing was all that happens at worship. If the RPW is being followed, won't Christ's name be repeated several times during the preached word? Isn't the preached Word the center of worship, unlike Rome? Why should we worry about the psalms not being sufficient Christologically, when they do speak of Him so well, indeed written by Him? While I don't think it's necessary to hold to EP, I pray more Christians would at look at the richness of Christ in the psalms as this sermon beautifully presents.