God Laughs

Title: God Laughs

Summary: Worship and serve King Jesus and you will be blessed!

Key Scripture: Psalm 2

Audio Message:

Message Notes:

When people _______ God, what does he do? (Psalm 2:1-6)

Who is the _____ and what does he _______ from us? (Psalm 2:7-12)

2 Samuel 7:12-14; Romans 1:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6

What does this mean for me today?

2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Ruth 1: 16-17; Acts 4:23-35

Discussion Guide

CONNECTING

One challenge to knowing God are the distractions we face. How does technology, the internet, social media, work demands and family responsibilities distract you from knowing and loving God?

Read Psalm 2 in different translations (use You Version Bible app!). How would you describe the voices you hear in 2:1-3; 2:4-6; 2:7-9; and 2:10-12? Where do we hear similar voices today? Why do they get our attention? Are they worth hearing?

UNDERSTANDING

Have 4 people take turns reading the “voices” (2:1-3; 2:4-6; 2:7-9; and 2:10-12). What emotions are expressed in 2:1-3? What are the “bonds” and “cords” which enslave them? “Anointed” is “Messiah” in the Hebrew language. Who is this Messiah and how is rebellion toward this king also viewed as opposition to God?

In 2:4-6, why does God “laugh”? What does it say about him? Why might this be an encouraging message for people who are oppressed in that day and ours?

Who is God’s “Son” in 2:7-9? To which Scriptures did Randy refer as he reflected on Old Testament and New Testament passages (see your outline)? Which ones are most meaningful to you and why?

LIVING

Psalm 2:10-12 gets practical about our response to God’s King. Where do you see God’s grace coming out in these verses? Why do you sense there is urgency in accepting his invitation? What is the meaning of “kiss the Son?” In what ways does Jesus “kiss” you?

Randy gave four implications for living wisely (2:10) in light of King Jesus (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Ruth 1: 16-17; Acts 4:23-35). Which one is most significant to you today and why?

ASSIGNMENT

Talk with your group about an area of your life where you would like the Holy Spirit to enlarge your view of King Jesus. Then pray through Psalm 2 based upon what you share together.

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