by Brad Whitt

I've Got Friends in Low Places
Brad Whitt
2 Samuel 13:1-5

INTRO: Well, I want you to take your bibles now tonight, and I want you to go ahead and be finding your places at 2 Samuel chapter 13 if you will. 2 Samuel chapter 13, beginning in verse number one, and I want to talk to you for a few minutes here tonight about, "I've got friends in low places." I've got friends in low places. I was listening to the radio the other day and I heard that Garth Brooks is about to make a movie. Have you heard that? You know, Garth Brooks has really made a name for himself in the Country Music Industry. He's sold millions and millions and millions of records. I was thinking about this the other day, when you stop and think about the fact that every one of those records and tapes and CD's goes for 10 or 20 dollars, he's made more than just a name, he's made a fortune, amen? I mean, he's making a movie, he's made a name, he's made a fortune, but when you stop and think about it, there was a song, one song really that launched Garth Brooks into the celebrity spotlight, and the name of that song was? I've already given you a hint. That's right, "I've got friends in low places." I've got friends in low places. Well, I want you to know that there was a man that lived thousands of years ago, by the name of Amnon, that could have written that song as his autobiography, because he really did have friends in low places. But not only that, they ultimately took him to low places, listen to what the bible says here in 2 Samuel chapter 13. . .

2 Samuel 13:1-3 "And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her. 2 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do any thing to her. 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

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