by Steve Jones

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David, Real Sin (22 of 32)
Series: David - Keeping it Real
Steve Jones
2 Samuel 11

Introduction: A few years ago I competed in the Muddy Buddy in Orlando with my friend Rodney. The Muddy Buddy is a combination 10-K race/obstacle course in which you compete as part of a two-person team. The final obstacle is a large mud-pit that contestants must crawl through before they can cross the finish line. After the race, (which we lost), Rodney and I hosed off, changed into clean clothes, and went to Steak and Shake for lunch. We were seated at a table and ordered our food, then I excused myself to go wash up in the restroom. When I looked in the mirror at the restroom I was horrified to see that I still had mud smeared across my face. My so-called ''friend'' Rodney had allowed me to walk into a public restaurant, smile at the hostess, chat with the waitress and sit among the other customers with gobs of mud sticking to my face! I sure know how to pick friends, don't I?

Well, just as Rodney didn't do me any favors by NOT telling me my face was still covered with mud, modern day preachers don't do their congregations any favors by downplaying the reality and gravity of sin.

Example: For decades a popular television preacher has defined sin as ''any act or thought that robs myself or another human being of his or her self-esteem.'' Sin is in fact something far greater than that.

Today as we return to the life of David he's going to help us ''keep it real'' by illustrating, with his own life and choices, the true nature of real sin.


II Samuel 11:2-4 ''One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, 'She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.' Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. Then she went b ...

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