At-Home Bible Study

This page contains an interactive Bible study that you can do at home.  These Bible studies are changed each week, and they coordinate with the Bible lessons taught in Morningside's Sunday School each Sunday.

The At-Home Bible Study is easy to use.  Simply print this page, get your Bible and a pen or pencil, and begin learning.  If your Bible isnít handy, click on the verse references to read the Bible verses on your computer screen.  The studies are interactive, so you will be asked to read specific scripture verses and answer questions.  You'll be amazed how much you will learn from God's Word, the Bible.

Bookmark this page and come back each week to study the Bible in your own home.  To further your Bible learning, come to Sunday School at Morningside Baptist Church each Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

Introduction Map This Quarter's Lessons
 

April 27, 2014

Psalms 45; 72; 89; 102

Christ's Eternal Kingdom

 

 

 

Kings are a thing of the past in most countries.  A few nations still have kings, but most of them are basically ceremonial leaders with little real power.  Those who have lived all their lives in the United States have never experienced the rule of a king.  Because of this unfamiliarity, royalty and royal families fascinate us.

Two things are common to all kings who have ever ruled: (1) their rule was limited to a certain span of time, and (2) they ruled over a limited territory.  For example, King David ruled over Israel from 1010-970 b.c. and King Henry VIII ruled over England from a.d. 1509-1547.  Like all other monarchs, they ruled over a limited area and only for a limited time.

The last two lessons have contained prophecies about Jesus Christ found in the psalms.  You have discovered prophecies about Christís life, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection.  This lesson is about His kingdom.  Unlike earthly kings, however, the kingdom of Jesus Christ is NOT limited by territory or time.

The PROMISE of the King

Ps. 89:3

ďI have made a ____________ with my _________, I have sworn unto _________ my servant,Ē

 

A covenant is a contract.  God chose David to be king of Israel (1 Sam. 16:7-13).  He also made a special promise to David:

Ps. 89:4

ďThy seed will I establish ___________, and build up thy throne to all _______________. Selah.Ē

 

Ps. 89:34

Will God change His mind or break His promise?

 

Ps. 89:35

By what did God swear?

 

Unlike humans, God never tells a lie (Titus 1:2).

Ps. 89:36

How long did He promise Davidís throne will last?

 

Ps. 89:37

ďIt shall be established ___________.Ē

 

While there is no king from the line of David ruling over Israel today, Davidís descendant, Jesus, rules the hearts of His children.

The COMING of the King

Ps. 45:3

What did the psalmist tell the King to do?

 

Ps. 45:4-5

Psalm 45 describes the coming of the King in great power and glory.  Read Revelation 19:11-16 for a similar depiction.

 

Ps. 45:6-7

How does he address the King?

 

His throne will last ___________ and His reign will be _____________.

 

Who is this righteous everlasting King?  The answer is in the New Testament.  Read Hebrews 1:1-9.  Who is the King? __________

The DURATION of the King

Ps. 102:24

How long are the Kingís years?

 

Ps. 102:25

What did He do in the past (see Heb. 1:10)?

 

Ps. 102:26

The universe will not last forever (Heb. 1:11-12).

 

Ps. 102:27

How long will King Jesus live and reign?

 

Just as God promised King David, Christís reign will never end.

The SCOPE of His Kingdom

Ps. 72:6

Rain falls everywhere and waters the entire earth.

 

Ps. 72:7

Describe Christís reign:

 

Ps. 72:8

How far will His kingdom extend?

 

Ps. 72:9-10

Who will yield to and honor Him?

 

Ps. 72:11

ďYea, all _________ shall ________ down before him: all ___________ shall _________ him.Ē

 

Read Philippians 2:9-11.

Concluding Thoughts: Read 2 Samuel 7:12-16.  Three thousand years ago God made a covenant with King David.  He promised that Davidís kingdom would endure and He promised to raise up a descendant who would reign as king forever.  God made a promise of an everlasting kingdom.

The first time Jesus came to earth He came as a sacrifice, not a king; but the Bible tells us He is coming back one day to establish and rule over His kingdom.  The duration of that kingdom will be forever and its scope will reach all the lands and people of earth.

That all sounds wonderful, but where is Christís kingdom now?  It is within the heart of every person who has yielded his or her allegiance to Jesus Christ (Luke 17:21).  If you know Jesus Christ as your Savior you are part of His kingdom right now.  As such, you experience protection and blessings from the King.  If youíve never trusted Jesus for salvation you are not part of His kingdom Ė but you can be.  Read the verses printed on the back of this book, confess and turn from your sins, and place your faith in Jesus.

If you watch the news and observe our modern world there is little evidence of Christís kingdom.  The king of darkness is ruling much of the earth now, but that wonít last forever.  Thank the Lord for His promise that Christís kingdom will prevail and endure forever.  Thank Him that you are part of Christís eternal kingdom.

 

 

Project: As you hear discouraging reports about modern society, thank the Lord Jesus that you belong to His eternal kingdom.

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