by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 11 and 12 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 11: Return of the Lost Ark
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
2 Samuel 6:1-23

As soon as David had established Jerusalem as the new capital of Israel, he determined to address the spiritual needs of the nation. His first action was to restore the Ark of the Covenant to its rightful place of prominence in the life of the society. His action has deep significance.

I. The Ark-A Symbol of Divine Presence. Exodus 25; 8 9

A. The Ark of the Covenant. Numbers 10:33
1. God's decision concerning a people. Exodus 19:1 6

2. God's desire concerning a presence. Exodus 25:8
a. Restrictions to preserve His transcendence.
i. Covering the Ark.

ii. Carrying the Ark.

b. Realities to present His immanence.
i. Cloud by day.

ii. Fire by night.

B. The Ark of the Testimony. Exodus 25:22
1. God wrote His own testimony. Deuteronomy 10:1 5

2. God deposited this testimony in the Ark.


Part 12: The House of David
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
2 Samuel 7:1-17

David had come a long way from following sheep to leading God's people. No longer living in a shepherd's tent, he enjoyed a house of cedar. But the Ark was in the same old tent, and this worried the king.

I. David's Desire-To Build the House of God.

A. The precedent of the Tabernacle. Exodus 35:1-36:7
1. Commanded by God. v. 4

2. Shaped by environment. vv. 11-19

3. Constructed by people. vv. 5, 21; 6:6-7

B. The practicality of the Temple. 2 Samuel 7
1. David's conscience. v. 2; 24:24

2. Nathan's counsel. v. 3

3. God's concern. vv. 5, 11

4. Solomon's construction. 1 Kings 6:38; 7:1

5. Haggai's complaint. Haggai 1:1-15

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