Good Afternoon. Sorry to run late with this today, but apparently my allergies, asthma, and a minor infection are working together to keep me from being very active today.
First note: I have changed Podcast service providers. If you see any problems, please let me know.
Second note: We continue on our read through the Bible at church. I hope it’s helping you as much as it is challenging me!
Morning Sermon: Psalm 51 (audio download)
Evening Sermon: 2 Samuel 6 (audio download)
Chapter 1: May 4 AM
1.1. Scripture intro
Cover the background of David's sin with Bathsheba and subsequent repentance
1.2. Opening Illustration
Address the idea of sacrifice/offering as compared to heart change and obedience going forward--give a large financial gift or live a life of faith?
1.3. Summary Sentence
We will go confess our sins as an offense to God and respond by walking in obedience
1.4. Background to Text
David has sinned, been confronted, and is crying out for forgiveness.
1.5. Major Theme in Text
The major theme is the need for restoration after sin.
1.6. Concepts of the Text
1. Sin is an offense against God, no matter the people involved.
2. First we should be restored to God
3. Then we restore to one another
4. Then we walk in obedience and fellowship
5. We continue to pour out grace because we have received it.
1.7. Application Point
1. Confess sin to the Lord God.
2. Confess sin in community for restoration and encouragement
3. Respond to the Gospel: faith, repentance, obedience
4. Share the Gospel: faith, repentance, obedience
5. Walk in Obedience
1.1. Scripture intro
2 Samuel 6 and 2 Samuel 7
1.2. Summary Sentence
We will worship God freely in obedience
1.3. Background to Text
The moving of the Ark of the Covenant to Jersualem
1.4. Major Theme in Text
There is acceptable worship, and we should offer it.
1.5. Concepts of the Text
1. God has given commands about how He should be worshiped
2. We should not use our freedom to do what dishonors God
3. Cultural expectations are not the same as God-centered expectations
1.6. Application Point
Drop your opposition to worship just because it's not to your "taste" and celebrate Jesus.