• Oh Absalom [Part 3]

    By — August 05, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? How great is the Father’s love for you? He gave up His only begotten Son for you. “And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, ‘O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!’” (2 Samuel 18:33, ESV)

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  • Oh Absalom [Part 2]

    By — August 04, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? When you are in Christ, you’re God’s child – no matter what. Text: “And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, ‘O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!’” (2 Samuel 18:33, ESV)

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  • Oh Absalom [Part 1]

    By — August 03, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? “The king said to the Cushite, ‘Is it well with the young man Absalom?’ And the Cushite answered, ‘May the enemies of my lord the king and all who rise up against you for evil be like that young man.’” (2 Samuel 18:32, ESV) I am moved and broken by the story of David’s son Absalom. I feel the waves of David’s grief when he learns of Absalom’s death: “Oh Absalom, Oh Absalom!” And, in the midst of the moving story, the gospel lies in wait.

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  • Are you ready for some good news? You can come to the very throne of grace with no inhibition because of the work of Christ on your behalf! ​ Texts: “And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. And David was angry because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.” (2 Samuel 6:7–8, ESV)

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  • Are you ready for some good news? In Christ, you can come into the very presence of God without fear. Texts: “And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. And David was angry because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.” (2 Samuel 6:7–8, ESV)

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  • Are you ready for some good news? “And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. And David was angry because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.” (2 Samuel 6:7–8, ESV) It’s a notorious, scandalous Bible story. As David and the house of Israel were parading to Jerusalem with the Ark of the Covenant, the oxen stumbled and Uzzah steadied the ark with his hand. The seemingly benign offense was met with instant death. David became angry and unwilling to take the ark into Jerusalem that day. So, the ark resided at the house of Obed-Edom for three months, and the keeper of the ark was highly blessed.

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  • Are you ready for some good news? God loves it when you pray His Word back to Him. Text: “And you established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever. And you, O Lord, became their God. And now, O Lord God, confirm forever the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house, and do as you have spoken.” (2 Samuel 7:24–25, ESV)

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  • Are you ready for some good news? I guess I’m an odd bird. I have a lot of friends who are Pentecostal in tradition and “Word of Faith” in theology. I also have a lot of friends who are Presbyterian in tradition and Calvinist in theology. When it comes to prayer, my Word of Faith friends tell the Calvinists, “You act as though everything is already going to happen anyway. If God has decreed everything already, why pray? You need to learn how much authority you have to claim your blessings.” My Calvinist friends respond to the Pentecostals, “You act as though you can tell God what to do. You can’t just ‘name it and claim it’; you have to respect God’s sovereignty. God can do whatever He wants to do.”

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  • Are you ready for some good news? 2 Samuel 7 is one of the most important chapters in the entire Bible. God makes a unilateral covenant of grace with David declaring that the Lord would establish David and his family as the king of Israel forever. The promise of God is breathtaking. But what beggars belief as much is the receptive response of David. The youngest son of Jesse had experienced 15 years of persecution and disappointment from the time he was originally anointed as a youth, but when David received the promise of 2 Samuel 7 he didn’t shy away from the great things God declared. Instead, David prayed God’s promise back to God: “And now, O Lord God, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.” (2 Samuel 7:28-29)

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  • Overtime [Part 3]

    By — July 25, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? Sometimes life is like a sports game that suddenly, unexpectedly goes into “overtime.” It doesn’t mean that you’ve lost. It just means there’s more time on the clock. Text: “And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.” (2 Samuel 2:11, ESV)

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  • Overtime [Part 2]

    By — July 22, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? If you suddenly find yourself in a greater challenge than you originally expected, take heart – you’re just in “overtime” and God is there with you. Text: “And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.” (2 Samuel 2:11, ESV)

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  • Overtime [Part 1]

    By — July 21, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? ​ If you suddenly find yourself in a greater challenge than you originally expected, take heart – you’re just in “overtime” and God is there with you. Text: “And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.” (2 Samuel 2:11, ESV)

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  • Are you ready for some good news? ​ In Christ, you’re the new priesthood! Text: “He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?” (Matthew 12:3–4, ESV)

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  • Are you ready for some good news? In Christ, you’re the new priesthood! Text: “He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?” (Matthew 12:3–4, ESV)

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  • A Tale of Two Kings [Part 3]

    By — July 18, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? God never has been impressed by the sacrifices we make unto Him. He’s moved by the sacrifice of Jesus. Text: “And Samuel said, “… Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”” (1 Samuel 15:22–23, ESV)

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  • A Tale of Two Kings [Part 2]

    By — July 15, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? King Jesus is a fulfillment of King David, not King Saul. Text: “And Samuel said, “… Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”” (1 Samuel 15:22–23, ESV)

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  • A Tale of Two Kings [Part 1]

    By — July 14, 2016

    Are you ready for some good news? King Jesus is a fulfillment of King David, not King Saul. Text: “And Samuel said, “… Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”” (1 Samuel 15:22–23, ESV)

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  • Are you ready for some good news? Jesus was forgotten so that you could be favored. Today’s text: “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”” (1 Samuel 16:7, ESV)

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  • Are you ready for some good news? When you see Jesus for who He really is, it changes everything. Today’s text: “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”” (1 Samuel 16:7, ESV)

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  • Are you ready for some good news? When you feel most obscure or most unwanted, take heart, God may have secret plans for your life. Today’s text: “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”” (1 Samuel 16:7, ESV)

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