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David: God's King (3 of 14)
Series: Kings on Parade
1 Samuel 16; 2 Kings 2
We took a look last week at King Saul who was man's king, the king they demanded. Now we turn our attention to David, who is God's king. David. One of the great characters in all of the Bible. David. Mentioned some 600 times in the Old Testament. David. Mentioned about 60 times in the New Testament. He appears on the first page of the New Testament and on the last page of the New Testament. David. Known in the 13th chapter as a man after God's own heart. David. A man whose heart was sensitive and open to God. Not a perfect man, as we shall see, but a man to whom God could get His message. A man who was responsive to the overtures of God in his life. David, the shepherd boy. David, the musician who composed so many marvelous songs. David, a warrior. David, a great king. David, a beautiful picture of the Lord Jesus. Not in his sinfulness, but a picture of a king on a throne. It was to the house of David that the Lord Jesus Christ came. It is upon the throne of David the Bible predicts that one day the Messiah, the Savior the Lord Jesus, will come. David's greater Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
David is greatly important to us and has a great deal of meaning to us as we study the Scriptures. When you come to I Samuel 16 and going all the way through Second Samuel and even into the first two chapters of I Kings, you have now the focus primarily upon this man David.
I can't take all of the things about David in one message tonight. This will be just a little cameo, a little snapshot of the life of David. I've just written a book about the life of David which has just been released, Pursuing God's Heart. We went through a study of about 19 or 20 weeks in the life of David. So tonight I'm to just put it altogether in a brief cameo and just learn the lessons God has for us from the life of David.
When you look at the life of David, I want to organize our study around seve ...
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