Samuel: The Quest for a King

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2015 sermon series in the books of 1 & 2 Samuel

Supernatural Assistance

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 23:8-17 Outline: Divinely Ordered (v.8) Weathers Disappointment (vv.9-10) Defends the Diet (vv.11-12) Intensely Devoted (vv.13-17) Reflection Questions: Do you like how God has ordered things? Do you love passages like 1 Corinthians 11:3 & Philippians 2:1-11? Why or why not? How do you deal with disappointment? Are you content to continue […]

The King’s Speech

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Outline: Substantive (v.1) Spirit (vv.2-3) Security (vv.3b-5) Sword (vv.6-7) Reflection Questions: Do you marvel at the REALITY that God adopts undeserving sinners into His family and guarantees them resurrection life everlasting? Why or why isn’t that the most meaningful REALITY of your existence? Have you ever experienced what Hebrews 4:12 […]

A Boy Named David Who Boasts in the Lord

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 22:1-51 Outline: Fortress Fear Fight Fixated Reflection Questions: What comes to mind (specifically and personally) when you ponder David’s words, “the waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me”? Psalm 34:4 says, “I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” Have […]

The Determined King

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 21:1-22 Outline: Determined to Make Atonement Determined to Keep His Promises Determined to Defeat Enemies Reflection Questions: Have you reflected lately on the great chasm that your sin has created between you and God? Have you reflected lately on the mercy you’ve received at the cross of Christ? How costly was […]

Our Master & Our Mother

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 20:1-22 Outline: Worthless Withdrawal (vv.1-2) War & Wretchedness (vv.3-15) A Wise Woman (vv.16-22) Reflection Questions: Jesus insists that you become a beggar and receive everything you’ll ever need from Him. Moreover, Jesus insists that you reject the idea that you are your own, and instead He is your owner and master […]

An Odd King

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 19:1-23 Outline: Mourning & Mercy Matter (vv.1-6) Making a Statement (vv.7-15) Immeasurable Mercy (vv.16-23) Reflection Questions: Jesus says, “Blessed are those who mourn” (Matt. 5:4).  Do you agree?  Why or why not?  Read & ponder the following bits of divine/supernatural/special revelation and write down 10 things you can do to be […]

Desire the Impossible

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 18:1-33 Outline: Bent on Retribution Bound for Restoration Reflection Questions: What’s a big problem?  How do you desire to handle that problem?  What’s your best – most sensible – solution? …Does Jesus agree with your solution? When was a time that God called you to do something that you thought was […]

The Unshakable Kingdom

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 17:1-29 Outline: Conflicting Ideas God’s Intervention Reflection Questions What wicked counsel are you telling yourself or others? To what wicked counsel are you listening? Specifically, how are you trying to justify your sin to make it sound more palatable (so that you may continue in it)?   How shakable is your […]

Enmity

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Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 16:1-23 Outline: Ambulance Chasers (vv.1-4) Angry Mob (vv.5-14) Aggravated Assault (vv.20-23) A Friend Amidst the Enmity (vv.15-19) Reflection Questions: What are 3 ways you act like Ziba (i.e. you manipulate, angle, and attempt to engineer things in such a way so that you come out looking like “The Good Guy,” and/or […]