by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 15 and 16 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 15: The Way Back
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
2 Samuel 12:1-14, Psalm 51:1-19

David's reaction to his sin was cover up. But for his own well being and the honor of God, this state of affairs could not be allowed to continue. It fell to Nathan, the prophet, to handle a situation of extreme importance and delicacy. He did so admirably with marvelous results.

I. Nathan Confronts David. 2 Samuel 12

A. The person doing the confronting. v. 1; Galatians 6:1

B. The practicalities of confrontation. vv. 1 7

C. The purpose of confrontation.
1. Facing up to the reality of God's grace. vv. 7 8

2. Facing up to the reality of sin's significance.
a. The despising of God's word. v. 9

b. The despising of God's person.

c. The opportunity afforded God's enemies. v. 14

3. Facing up to the reality of sin's consequences. vv. 10 12

II. David Confronts Himself. Psalm 51


Part 16: Father and Children
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
2 Samuel 12:11-25

David's love for his children was clear to see, but his shortcomings as a father had dire consequences. Our heavenly Father's dealings with David give a better picture of the relationship between father and child.

I. David and His Children

A. The behavior of David's children.
1. Amnon. 13:1-21
a. His dealings with Tamar.

b. David was furious. v. 21

c. David mourned daily. v. 37

2. Absalom.
a. Plotted against Amnon. 13:22

b. Exiled in Geshur. 13:38

c. Intimidated Joab. 14:28-33

d. Overthrew David. 15:1-14

e. Disgraced concubines. 16:21-22

f. Fought with David. 17:1-10

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