August 04, 2019 PM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1912
#7 in series
Christ in the Psalms
The Centrality of the Cross
Psalm 22; 1 Peter 1:11
The book of Psalms is the most frequently read book in the Old Testament. Along with Proverbs, these books are important because they give us glimpses into the inner lives of David and others. However, if you dig deeper, you’ll gain insight into how to live as an overcomer regardless of your circumstances. In the last message, we examined Psalm 110 – a Messianic psalm about Christ as Priest and King. We talked about how Christ fulfilled these roles and how they tie to our being on fire in our walk with Him. As we continue following Jesus, we must not let age or past failures be an excuse for not pressing forward. Let go of your crutch and take God at His Word. Rekindle the fire within. Take what’s in your hand and give it to God. You’re not done yet!
For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.
If you read this psalm, you see the New Testament in every verse. This is the psalm of the cross and the crown.
“As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.” – 1 Peter 1:10, 11
II. DESPAIR (vv. 1-21)
As we’ve gone through this series we’ve looked for Christ in the Psalms, especially the resurrected Christ and the power we need for living. Jesus knew the Word – He was the Living Word.
This psalm is tied to Isaiah 53:4-6 – “The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
III. DELIVERANCE (vv. 22-31)
The rest of the psalm tells us what His people will do because of what He has done. We have a responsibility because of the cross that we cannot ignore.