Summary: This sermon correlates Psalm 110 and the Book of Hebrews. Pulling the two together can see into the heart God.
God’s Son and His Unshakable Kingdom
A 14 Day/Week Study: Correlating Psalm 110 and The Book of Hebrews
b. Spotlight: Schizophrenia and the great paradox. God doesn’t talk to Himself. Priests don’t sit.
c. Matthew 22:41-42 “While the Pharisees were assembled, Jesus questioned them: “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?””
d. We’ll learn a bit about Christology, Cosmology, Eschatology and Hermeneutics
e. Keep asking these four big questions:
i. #1. Who is God’s Son and what is His role?
ii. #2. Who are His people and how did they become His people?
iii. #3. Who are His enemies and how can we avoid being His enemy?
iv. #4. What is my faith choice in response?
1. “Yahweh says”
a. Hebrews 1:1-2 “God spoke”
b. God spoke and is speaking:
i. Verbally, Genesis 1:1-3
ii. Creation, Romans 1:20
iii. Old Testament, Romans 15:4
iv. His Son, Hebrews 1:2 (The Word)
v. New Testament, 2 Timothy 3:16
vi. The Church, Preaching and Protecting the Truth
c. Psalm 110 lets us in on a private conversation between Father and Son: (Arranging it in the preacher of Hebrews’ order and referenced by him, directly or indirectly)
i. “Yahweh says” (directly)
ii. “to my Adonai” (indirectly)
iii. “Holy”, “He will drink of the torrent” (indirectly)
iv. “Therefore, He shall lift up His head (Captain).”, “at My right hand” (directly)
v. “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” (directly)
vi. “Sit” (directly)
vii. “The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind” (directly)
viii. “Until I make Your enemies Your footstool at Your feet” (directly)
ix. “Your people shall be willing” (indirectly)
x. “The Lord extends Your mighty scepter from Zion” (indirectly)
xi. “Our people shall be … arrayed in holy splendor” (indirectly)
xii. “to You belongs the dew of Your youth.” (not discovered yet) .
d. Yahweh is speaking, are we seriously listening to obey, not letting a single word drop to the ground.
i. Stages of listening and responding.
2. “to my Adonai”
a. Hebrews 1:2 “but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.”
b. The preacher of the Book of Hebrews starts by using the name ‘Son’ and finally in the last chapter calls Him, “Our Lord Jesus.”
c. Names of God’s Son:
i. His Son (Hebrews 1:2)
ii. Captain of their salvation (Hebrews 2:10)
iii. Apostle (Hebrews 3:1)
iv. Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14)
v. Forerunner (Hebrews 6:20)
vi. Mediator (Hebrews 9:15)
vii. The Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)
viii. Our Lord Jesus (Hebrews 13:20)
ix. Great Shepherd of the sheep (Hebrews 13:20)
d. Characteristics of God’s Son:
i. He is the appointed heir of all things
ii. Through Him God made the worlds
iii. He is the brightness of God’s glory
iv. He is the express image, exact representation of God’s person
v. He upholds all things by the word of His power
vi. He purged our sins
vii. He is now seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high
e. Who is God’s Son and what is His role?
i. His Son Himself is superior, better and greater. (His personhood, His name, etc.)
ii. His Son has not done is superior, better and greater. (Did not sin)
iii. His Son has done is superior, better and greater. (Loved to the end)
iv. His Son is doing is superior, better and greater. (High priest next to the Father)
v. His Son will do is superior, better and greater. (Reign over unshakable kingdom forever)
3. “Holy”, “He will drink of the torrent”
a. Hebrews 1:9, 2:9 “You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You above Your companions with the oil of joy.” “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.”
b. We begin to see this cosmic battle between God and Satan, good and evil, holy and the profane. The war is real, battles are constant, challenges are normal, and victory is guaranteed.
c. Illust. We are told, “The sum of Thy word is truth.” If you focus on just one side of a coin, neglecting the other side, you don’t have full appreciation of the coin. You have a distorted perception of the coin. Many see Psalm 110 as a victor’s tribute to the King-Priest without appreciating the struggle necessary to win the victory.