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November 9, 2014 - Jesus Is Our Bridge (King David Series) - II Samuel 11:1-5

posted Nov 17, 2014, 6:52 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 6:56 AM ]
  • At least 50% of resisting temptation is a matter of geography. When you aren't in the right place, it is hard to make right choices.
  • David’s story shifts from receiving what God gives to taking what he wants.
  • Power tempts us with the illusion of control.  All of us try to use power to send our problems away.
  • David has accomplices in his sins.  Sin is so contagious.
  • Sin is anything that separates us from God.
  • Sin is what we do when we cover up the truth and choose to believe the lie.  The lie is believing we are entitled to take whatever it is we lust.  It is insisting on getting what we want, and it is our anger when we don’t get what we want.
  • Confession is telling the truth.
  • When we hurt others, we apologize and try to make amends.  But this hurt also hurts our relationship with God, and sin is first and foremost a disruption of that holy relationship.  So it is to God that our sin must be confessed.  
  • When the son of David and Bathsheba dies, David knows that the judgment of God has been satisfied.  He believes he is forgiven.
  • On the cross where another Son of David died – the Son of God – God’s judgment against us was satisfied.  We don’t need more judgment than what Jesus Christ has already paid.
  • From God all that is waiting is grace for anyone who will tell the truth and believe the greater truth that we are forgiven.  Until you accept that grace, which is always waiting, you will never be able to return to life.
Pastor Jim Spon | II Samuel 11:1-5