08: Sinners and Senators /

Part Two: Entering His Gates with Thanksgiving

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Now we see how the apostles prayed and worshipped.  In the following example, you'll see how they did it by quoting from an Old Testament scripture.  Who will read Psalms 2? 

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​Volunteer reads Psalms 2. 

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​Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.  I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little blessed are all they that put their trust in him. 

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​Now who will read the apostles praying and worshipping from the same Psalm 2 after they had been persecuted? 

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​Volunteer reads Acts 4:23-30

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​And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.  And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is.  Who by the mouth of they servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.  For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine had to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. 

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​Now let us all look at his great messianic Psalm 2 and worship Christ who will be given power over all nations by God the Father. 

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​All make attempt to ask and thank Christ for overcoming wicked men and nations from Psalm 2 or any other passage.