10 Tweets

Here’s last weekend’s sermon in 10 Tweets, “Sent” (2 Samuel 11:1–12:15), The David Story: Finding Strength in God 5824384001_164ac20e50_o

1/ What happens in 1 Sam 11 is probably much worse than you believe. What happens in 12 is much greater than you'll ever know.

2/ David stayed back… The point is that David is now very powerful. That’s his greatest vulnerability.

3/ Key words: "sent" & "take"

4/ David SENT  & TOOK Eliam's daughter, Uriah's wife.

5/ David's sense of absolute power is an illusion. Bathsheba SENT a message to David, "I am pregnant."

6/ What's the one thing he wants Uriah to do? Go down. What's the one thing he won't do? Go down.

7/ "A drunk Uriah has more integrity than a sober David."

8/ "Don't let this seem evil in your eyes" vs. "It was evil in God's eyes"

9/ David confesses. God forgives. The consequences linger. But a day is coming when God will wipe out the bad consequences of our sins.

10/ Angry he's forgiven? Then you think you're better than him. Relieved? Then you have the opportunity to be forgiven as David was.

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10 Tweets

Here’s last weekend’s sermon in 10 Tweets, “House” (2 Samuel 7), The David Story: Finding Strength in God 8389024061_378eaa64bf_h

1/ Dale Ralph Davis: “Our text testifies that the kingdom of God is never safe in human hands, no matter how godly those hands may be.”

2/ Don't deify your Christian heroes. But don’t allow human failures to make you cynically suspicious and destructively individualistic.

3/ God is essentially saying 'I’ve always been content to live among my people. I don’t want to live in a palace.'

4/ Hugh Halter: "The incarnation isn’t just about an equation. It’s about an emotion. God wanted us back. He wanted it the way it used to be."

5/ David has no idea that some day God will become a man and “tabernacle” among us (John 1:14)

6/ 'No, you will not build me a house. I will build you a house. I am not like the other gods & following me is not like any other religion.'

7/ If you say Christianity is essentially the same as other religions, you are factually wrong. None are based on God's grace like Christianity.

8/ You either put your faith in him and in what he has done for you or you keep putting your faith in yourself & in what you can do for him.

9/ You can't do God a favor.

10/ No more Davidic kings. The people keep looking for the One…Then Mt 1:1: "the book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David"

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