2 Samuel 12:9-14 (KJV)
9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
I hope to see you at Oak Grove Community Church this Sunday (September 22) as we finish our study of the life of David. (If God wills) I will be preaching at another church on September 29 but should be back at Oak Grove on the 6th of October. At that time we plan to start a new series of studies on "What gospel did Jesus preach and is it the same gospel that we preach today?" Kevin Moss will be bringing the message on September 29.
Sermon notes for this Sunday, September 22. As we conclude our study of the life of king David we continue to explore the subject of judging and our ability to make decisions. This Sunday we will conclude our study by looking at the possible long term consequences of our decisions. We have seen that David made the decision to have a sexual encounter with another man's wife (Bathsheba) . Then he decides to have Bathsheba's husband killed to cover up his affair.
We can see God's response (to David's actions) recorded in 2 Samuel 12: 9-14. We have already studied the immediate consequences of David's sin. The child born from David's affair with Bathsheba will die soon after its birth. Now we will look at the more long term consequences of David's decisions. Even though we may be concerned about what others may think of our actions, it is sin in our life and the results of that sin we should be most concerned about. I hope we can realize from this study that, even though God forgives us, there are still consequences of our sins.
Article by Pastor Johnny Jackson
The Serenity Prayer
I hope all got a blessing from Jeff Smith being with you in my absence. I am looking forward to being back at Oak Grove this Sunday.
Our text will be Psalms 137.
Here, the psalmist speaks of the sadness of Israel during the Babylonian exile. They were in a strange land for a certain period of time and their homeland was in desolation because they did not honor God with all their heart. We will look at similarities and contrasts of the situation that they were in and the situations and outcomes that we experience when we choose not to follow God's perfect plan for our lives.
I am looking forward to meeting each one of you and sharing God's word with you this Sunday.
In His love,