We hope that things will go how we expect them to- that the things we rely on will always be there and will work for us. What can we really count on? We can count on God’s protection, love, and mercy. Near the end of King David’s life, he begins to lose sight of God’s promises […]
King David is on the run yet again. In his lament, the mighty men surrounding him, take it upon themselves to show incredible devotion to David in the face of overwhelming danger. Is David showing disrespect to those closest to him by the way he treats their great sacrifice? What can we learn from the actions of these three warriors? In […]
Absalom fled from his father, King David, after murdering his brother, Amnon. Now after years of being apart “the prodigal prince” returns home. All seems well on the surface, but undealt with insecurity quickly grows into sin, as Absalom sets himself up as king. God, like King David, desires us to come back into his presence. He promises […]
Our sin can have an impact far beyond just ourselves. It can spread like an out of control fire if not dealt with immediately. This grim account of Ammon and Tamar is disturbing for us all. Through this sermon we realize that we are all capable of such terrible acts and no one is above creating a chain of sin in their life like King David did. We all must “break the chain”.