Adonai, May 25-31


God is Adonai

We resist Adonai

            Satan – Ezekiel 28, Isaiah 14

                        “You’re not the boss of me”

            Adam and Eve – Genesis 3

                        “I do what I want”

            Nebuchadnezzar – Daniel 4

                        “I got this”

is Adonai – kurios

            Psalm 110; Matthew 22:41-46, Revelation 19:11-16

We must embrace Adonai

            Believe in Adonai                 Romans 10:9

            Bow to Adonai                      Philippians 2:9–11

            Obey Adonai                         Matthew 28:18-20


Group Discussion Questions

  1. The phrase, “You’re not the boss of me,” has become part of American pop culture. What is it typically communicating? How do we tend to resist authority in our lives, of any kind?
  2. What does it mean that God is Adonai? List English synonyms for “Lord.”
  3. How did Satan resist God’s authority as Adonai? See Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 for possible echoes to Satan’s rebellion. How do we essentially say to God, “You’re not the boss of me”?
  4. How did Adam and Eve resist God’s authority as Adonai (Genesis 3)? How do we, too, say to God in our hearts or by our actions, “I do what I want”?
  5. How did Nebuchadnezzar resist God as Adonai (Daniel 4, especially 29-32)? How do we too say to God, “I got this”?
  6. How does the Bible connect Jesus to Adonai (See Psalm 110 and Matthew 22:41-46)?
  7. How should we properly respond to the reality that God/Jesus is Adonai? Consider Romans 10:9, Philippians 2:9-11 and Matthew 28:18-20. In what specific aspect of your life will you yield to God as Adonai?


Family Discussion Questions

  1. We often use the phrase “Jesus as our Lord and Savior” to describe who Jesus is to us. In your own words, what do the words “Lord” and “Savior” mean to you? What other word did we hear in Bruce’s message that we could use instead of “Lord” (Adonai – Master)?
  2. What does a master do? Do you have some masters in your life? Who are they? Are you master of anyone or anything? What kind of Master is Jesus?
  3. In Psalm 110:1-3, what does God (LORD) say to Jesus (Lord)? What title do we sometimes call a ruler (King)? What title does God give Jesus in verse 4? What does a priest do? How does thinking of Jesus as King and Priest help your understanding of who he is?
  4. What does Jesus do for us as a priest (Hebrews 7:24-28)? How long will Jesus’ roles as Priest and King last? What must you do to accept Jesus as your priest (1 John 1:9; John 3:16)? Have you asked Jesus to save you from the judgment that awaits his enemies (Psalm 110:6)? Who do you know that needs to hear the good news of what Jesus has done and is doing for us?
  5. When Jesus walked on earth did he act more like a king or a priest? What picture of Jesus is revealed in Revelation 19:11-16 when Jesus returns to earth?
  6. What role does the Holy Spirit play in letting Jesus be master over your life (John 14:26; John 16:8, 13)?
  7. What parts of your life are you struggling to let Jesus be the master over? What promise does God give us when submit our lives to him as our master in Proverbs 3:5-6? In prayer, ask God to help you give these areas over to his Lordship. What person or group of people can encourage you and help you do this?




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