Northwest Bible Church – April 16, 2017 – Christ in the O.T. series – Alan Conner
The Resurrection of Christ
A. PSALM 16 IN ITS HISTORICAL SETTING.
1, Context is unknown.
2. David is responding to God’s gracious covenant with him.
B. OUTLINE OF PSALM 16.
“A Mikhtam of David” - 6 x’s in the psalms.
1. Pray for protection (v. 1).
2. Expression of exuberant joy (vv. 1-6).
a. Joy in God (vv. 1, 5, 6).
b. Joy in the godly (vv. 3-4).
3. Praise to God for His counsel, presence and security (vv. 7-9).
4. David prophecies of the Holy One’s victory over death (v. 10).
a. David expresses his confidence that his soul/life will not be abandoned to Sheol.
b. David expresses his confidence that God’s “Holy One” will not undergo decay.
5. David looks forward to the fullness of joy and eternal pleasures in the presence of God (v. 11).
qualitatively - an abundant life of joy and pleasures in the fellowship with God, and
quantitatively fullness of joy and pleasures that last forever.
C. THE APOSTOLIC INTERPRETATION OF PSALM 16.
2. Interpret Psalm 16 as a type of Christ.
3. Interpret Psalm 16 as speaking of Christ not David.
D. THE BLESSINGS OF CHRIST’S RESURRECTION.
W. Tozer - “The Christian Church is helpless and hopeless if it is stripped of the reality and historicity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
1. We have a Savior who can never die again (Rom. 6:9).
2. We have the new birth and a living hope that cannot perish (1 Pet. 1:3).
3. We have the forgiveness of sins (1 Cor. 15:17).
4. We have the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:32-33).
5. We have the guarantee of no condemnation (Rom. 8:34).
6. We have Christ’s presence with us forever (Mt. 28:20).
7. We have our own resurrection from the dead with fullness of joy and pleasures forever with Christ in heaven (2 Cor. 4:14; Ps. 16:11).