by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 13 and 14 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 13: Showing God's Kindness
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
2 Samuel 9:1-13

David's remarkable care for the lame Mephibosheth was not only related to his love for Jonathan but also had its roots in his appreciation of God's kindness to him. This stimu-lated him to acts of kindness.

I. An Explanation of God's Kindness.

Note: Heb. "hesed" tr. loving kindness, kindness, mercy, love, etc.

A. Kindness - the character of God. Exodus 34:63

B. Kindness - the covenant of God. Deuteronomy 7:12

C. Kindness - the consistency of God. Psalm 136

D. Kindness - the compassion of God. Genesis 32:10

E. Kindness - the competence of God. Isaiah 55:3; Acts 13:34

II. An Illustration of God's Kindness.

A. The motivation for David's action.


Part 14: David and Bathsheba
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
2 Samuel 11:1-27

The story of David and Bathsheba is almost as well known as the account of David's conflict with Goliath. Unfortunately the former is the story of his greatest failure, the latter of his greatest victory. But Scripture is honest about failure in order that we might learn how to deal with it ourselves.

I. The Reality of Sin.

A. The reality of sin's presence. Romans 5:12 21
1. Sin entered.

2. Sin abounded.

3. Sin reigned.

B. The reality of sin's principle. James 1:14-15
1. The reality of temptation.
a. David's successfulness.

b. David's laziness.

c. David's selfishness.

2. The reality of enticement.
a. David's lustfulness.

b. Bathsheba's wantonness.

3. The reality of surrender.
a. David's willfulness.

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