David's sin of self-indulgence had tremendous consequences for him and all those who were touched by it. He committed adultery and murder, and the dysfunction it caused was great. God was gracious to forgive, but David still had to deal with the consequences.
King David was a man after God's own heart who allowed the godly characteristics of that heart to show in his daily life. He was loyal to Jonathan and kind to Miphibosheth. We are called to live similarly.
David recognized that God had been good and gracious to him by entering into the covenant with him. David didn't deserve to have a descendent on the throne forever. He didn't earn that right. No one does. But God graciously made that promise to him, and he was thankful.
A continuation of Sunday Mornings message. Showing how Satan provoked David to number the people, how God brought judgment, and how Satan works to accuse us of sin and how we can be delivered from the devices of Satan. Good lessons on spiritual warfare with the devil and how to protect ourselves from his attacks.
Exposition of Psalm 13. David struggles with thoughts and feelings of despair but through prayer returns to a place of faith, trust and joy. A very important message for all believers who at times struggle with the "how long O Lord" question.
As David is on the run from his own son, who is seeking to take the throne through a violent coup, he begins to meditate on God and His Word. Though he finds himself in a dry and weary land with no basic provisions, he thirsts instead for the living God. The reason why is simple: to David, the grace of God is truly better than life. In light of this reality, he gives us five principles to learn how to find satisfaction in God as we traverse through the barren wasteland of the wilderness.
THE GOSPEL IN EZEKIEL, PART 5
TEXT: Ezekiel 36:16-24; 34:19-31
SUMMARY: The prophet Ezekiel foreshadowed the coming of the gospel and the new covenant in his message of doom for hardened sinners and hope for the penitent.
I. MAN, THE DEFILER.
II. MAN SINNING.
III. THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN.
IV. GOD'S REDEMPTION PLAN.
A. God's Sovereign Purpose in Redemption. 1. His justice; 2. His motive, 3. His glory.
B. God's Attributes Seen in Redemption.
3.. His Mercy. Ezek. 34:19-31:
—"My Servant David"
—A New Covenant of Peace
—The Shame of the Gentiles Removed
—A "Garden of Renown"
Introduction to Matthew:
Haggai 2:1b-9 "Singing, Weeping, Hoping"
Three questions that Haggai gives to the people:
Who is left among you that saw the temple in its former glory? (Former glory)
How does it look to you now? (Present disappointment)
Does it not seem to you like nothing? (Honest comparison)
But now, take courage and work!
What is glory coming back?
This is future oriented prophecy
v.23 is a New Covenant prophetic pointer
Being fulfilled in Hebrews 12:25-29
Sunday Morning Service a message from I Chronicles 21:1-30, a message showing how Satan provoked David to sin because God was angry with the nation. David sinned and numbered the people and then God brought judgment against the nation. We see spiritual principles in this passage to help us in the area of spiritual warfare. This is a message showing how Satan attacks God's people and how God's people can be protected against these attacks .
David wanted to build a temple to showcase the glory and the majesty of God, but God had other intentions. He wanted to establish His people and their king in order to reflect His glory to the nations. Why? Because God's people reflect His character to others.