Sermons from September 2015

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Longing for the True King

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 13:1-39 Outline: Raging Sin Ramifications & Response Longing for Restoration Reflection Questions: How bad do you consider your sin to be? Are you a pretty good person who merely makes “mistakes” that are no big deal, or do you wickedly rebel against and violate the law of a perfectly holy God? […]

The Cost of Reclaiming & Restoring a Sinner

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 12:1-15 Outline: A Parable (vv.1-6) It’s Personal (vv.7-10) A Profound Price (vv.11-15) Reflection Questions: What stories have had a surgical effect on you (i.e. they subdued you and gave you glimpse of what you really look like)? Do you have a vending machine view of forgiveness (i.e. you put in your […]

Collapse… and the Quest Continues

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 11:1-27 Outline: The Collapse of King David The Character of King Jesus Reflection Questions: What are your “tolerable sins”?  Why do you tolerate them as opposed to abolish them? Have you ever muffled your conscience or muted the voice of the Holy Spirit? When and why? How do you feel about […]

The Holy Humble King

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 10:1-19 Outline: The King of Hesed (vv.1-2) Hostile Response (vv.3-8) The Holy Humble King (vv.7-19) Reflection Questions: How would you describe your leadership style? Is hesed (loving-kindness) a primary part of your approach? Why or why not? When, where, and/or with whom do you find yourself getting defensive? Why are you […]