Psalm 8 - First Baptist Church, Faribault, MN

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Psalm 8
What
is
Man?
Psalm 8 - What Is Man ?
I. Psalm 8 is a Messianic Psalm
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Christ and His Ultimate Victory as Son of Man
The Contrast:
Psalm 8
Psalm 2
Christ as Perfect King
Christ as Perfect Man
Psalm 8 - What Is Man ?
II. Psalm 8 Inscription
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Often Puzzling, Difficult to Understand
Indicates:
 A Hymn of David
 A Hymn of Delight
 The Excellency of His Name !!
 Israel in Subjection Matt 21:16
 Death in Subjection 1 Cor 15:25
 Angels in Subjection Heb 2:5-9
 Church in Subjection Eph 1:21-23
Gath or Gittith
Instrument
Psalm 8 - What Is Man ?
III. Let’s examine: What is Man ?
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Who Am I ? Why Am I Here ?
Writers From The Past (H.C. Wells)
Current Thought (Samuel Becker)
Only David Has The Answer:
We Are Important to God
How Does David Know This?
God Says So !
We Must Grasp Basic Truths To Answer The Question:
Psalm 8 O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all
the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! 2 Out
of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained
strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the
enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 4 What is
man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You
visit him? 5 For You have made him a little lower than the
angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your
hands; You have put all things under his feet, 7 All sheep and
oxen— Even the beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!
To Answer The Question: What Is Man ?
I. We Must First Understand The Creator
A.
Man’s Creation
 His Creation: Made by the Hand of God
 Created in God’s Image:
The Meaning of Man Self Awareness Only Mankind Can
Intelligence
Starts and Ends With
Respond to and Have
Will
The Glory of God
Fellowship With God
Emotion
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We Can Know Our Creator Through His Creation
We Can Know Him Through Personal Communication
You Must Know Your Creator To Know Who You Are !
To Answer The Question: What Is Man ?
II. To Understand Why We Are Here We Must
Understand Creation
Man is to Stand in the
A.
Man’s Responsibility
 God’s Original Intent For Creation
 Man’s Assignment: Rule for God
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Place of God on Earth
We Must Accept the
 Not Today’s View
Truth That We Live In
 Not Satisfied With Creation Intent
A Fallen World
Man’s Fall
 Result: Lost Sovereignty
 Reason Why Life is So Hard
To Answer The Question: What Is Man ?
II. To Understand Why We Are Here and Who
We Are, We Must Understand Christ
A.
Hebrews Chapter 2
 Our Hope Revolves Around Christ Compliments Psalm 8
 Christ is The 2nd Adam, Took Back What Adam Lost
New Hope
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New Humanity
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Created The Race of The Redeemed
Restoring All Lost in the Garden
Millennium Example: Isaiah 11:6
Mankind Will Once Again Reign
Psalm 8 is Not Yet
Seen in its Fullness
When We Understand This, Life Makes Sense and Has Meaning
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Rejoice !
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Fall Down and Worship
Appreciate God – Don’t Run Away
II. Receive Christ !
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Redemption Came At a Cost
He Accepts Everyone
Missing Something? Try Christ
Have The Son --- Have Life !

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