Bible Study – Psalm 22

Bible Study – Psalm 22

In this special Bible Study segment, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers take an indepth look at Psalm 22 and the clear predictions of the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross, as well as the victory He wins for sinners through His death.  This Psalm was written by King David over 1000 years before they were fulfilled by Jesus on Calvary.  Yet, by inspiration, the Holy Spirit foretells specific details regarding the work of the Messiah, Jesus, in how and what he would suffer to redeem sinners to God.  When we consider the accounts of Jesus’ passion, we often focus only on the physical suffering that He endured.  And it is true that he endured much physical pain on that first Good Friday.  He was abandoned by His disciples to face the agony of the crucifixion, having His hands and feet pierced, suffering from dehydration and suffocation, while being mocked and ridiculed by those around Him.  But the greatest burden He endured on that day was being forsaken by God the Father as He endured the penalty of our sin and the wrath of God against it in our place.  Through this sacrifice, Jesus won the victory for us.  Life and salvation is ours by faith.  Thanks be to God!


One thought on “Bible Study – Psalm 22

  1. Pastors,
    It struck me as I listened to your examination of Psalm 22 a type of spiritual definition of the power of sin emerged. In the garden, Adam was told the penalty for sin is death. But poor Adam didn’t know what death was. But what happened? The Lord told Adam to get away from Him, to leave Him. So sin is the separation from God. Death is the separation from God. I can’t imagine God telling me to go away, to separate myself from Him! Now flash forward to your recount of Psalm 22, verses 1 and 2, describe that horrible separation that Jesus was feeling. By taking on the sin of the world, He separated Himself from God, God does not hear Him, even God cannot stand a sinful God. This to me paints a picture of how absolutely horrible sin is. And yet by verse 24, we see the God heard God cry, and His death sacrifice was acceptable. How awesome is that! Cheers,
    Tom

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