Jesus Christ: The Anointed King of God’s Mission to Redeem the Raging Nations

January 14, 2018 Speaker: Cameron Barham Series: The Missio Dei in the Psalms

Scripture: Psalm 2:1–2:12

Key Truth: The Lord is sovereign over history and fulfills His redemptive mission through His chosen King, Jesus Christ.  

How much control do you have over your life? What most affects how you feel about this?


Why Do the Nations Rage Against the Sovereignty of God and His Chosen King?:

Psalm 2:1-3

“Jesus’ righteousness reveals the wickedness of those in the world, and when He does so, they naturally respond with hatred. In this sense, the contrast between the righteous man and the wicked, the two ways, becomes the messianic conflict of Psalm 2.”

J.V. Fesko, Songs of a Suffering King:
The Grand Christ Hymn of Psalms 1-8


What are some ways in which you rage against the sovereignty of God seeking to get out from under His bonds? How amazing is God's grace that He pursues you despite your raging against Him?



Every Knee Will Bow, Every Tongue Will Confess: The Missio Dei:

Psalm 2:4-12

“Psalm 2 says that you must know where history is going; you must see the whole show; you must understand that the world has been promised to the Messiah.”

Dale Ralph Davis, The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life: Psalms 1-12


What are some ways in which you have been blessed by taking refuge in the Son of God?


Psalm 2 teaches us:
-God is sovereign over all of history
-God will fulfill his redemptive mission through His chosen King, Jesus Christ


“(Psalm 2) is evangelistic. It is addressed to the nations. It beats with a missionary heart. It is the nations who are in revolt against Christ (v. 2). It is the nations, however, who are promised to Him (v. 8) and it is the nations who are called to Him (v. 10). Psalm 2 directs the nations to the Son, warns them of judgment to come, and promises them blessing if they will worship Him.”

Donald M. Williams, The Preacher’s Commentary,
OT Vol. 13: Psalms 1-72