For the remainder of the summer months, we’ll be featuring a “Songs of the Summer” series by utilizing some of the D-Life material from the psalms. This series will include selections that aren’t already being covered in this summer’s D-Life groups. For those not already involved in the D-Life groups, this series will give you a taste of what the groups discuss each week. Please note that we’ll be launching new groups in September, so that will be a great time to get involved.
For this week’s lesson, we will be discussing Psalm 110:1-7. One suggested use for this material would be to break up the discussion questions into three days (and read the Bible study passage each time before discussing those questions).
What does the word prophecy mean? Why is it significant when predictive prophecies are literally fulfilled?
In this royal Psalm, David spoke of the coming Messiah. This psalm is the most frequently quoted psalm in the New Testament. In verse 1, who do you think David is referring to when he says, “The Lord says to my Lord?” Read Mark 12:35-37. Who does Jesus indicate that he was referring to?
In verse 1, what word of prophecy does David give about the heavenly ascension of the resurrected Christ? Read Acts 2:29-36. What did Peter reveal about David’s prophesy in this psalm? According to David and Peter, where is Jesus now? What will become of all of Christ’s enemies?
What is a scepter and what did David say about the Messiah’s “mighty scepter” (v. 2)? What does David say about the Messiah’s people (v. 3)?
According to David, the Messiah will not only be a King, but what other role will He have (v. 4)? Read Gen. 14:18-20. Who was Melchizedek and how was he like the promised Messiah? Read Heb. 5:5-10. Who appointed Jesus as a high priest and why was it vital for Him to be both king and priest?
At the end of this psalm, what did David say about the Messiah concerning “the day of His wrath” (v. 5-7)? When is the day of His wrath? What must we do to be prepared for this day? How can we help others to be prepared?
A day is coming when Messiah “will execute judgment among the nations” (v. 6). Does this comfort you or distress you and why? How close is this day?
How do you think David knew these prophecies about the coming Messiah? In what ways do the remarkable prophesies of the Bible reinforce our faith?
This week’s material is taken from Pastor Bill Wilks’ D-Life Study Guides (Old Testament 2, Week 27: Study of the Psalms).
Suggested Songs for Worship:
“Jesus, Messiah” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash & Jesse Reeves
“O Worship the King” by Johann M. Haydn & Robert Grant
“Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft & Vikki Cook