by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 9 and 10 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 9: A Matter of Conscience
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
1 Samuel 27:1-12

The New Testament has much to say about the conscience (e.g. Romans 2:15; Hebrews 10:22; 1 Peter 3:16, 22), but the Old Testament does not use the word. Nevertheless, it is clear that David had a conscience, which sometimes he heeded, and other times he chloroformed.

I. Multiple Marriage-A Matter of Conscience and Consensus.

A. God's system of marriage and monogamy. Genesis 2:24

B. God's people's acceptance of polygamy.

C. David's marriage to Abigail and Ahinoam. 1 Samuel 25:42-43

D. The conflict of conscience and consensus.

II. Sparing Saul-A Matter of Conscience and Conviction.

A. Convictions about God. 1 Samuel 26
1. God is to be recognized. v. 12

2. God is to be worshipped. vv. 19-20

3. God is to be feared. v. 9


Part 10: Love Life
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
2 Samuel 1:17-27

After Saul's death, David's fortunes took a dramatic turn for the better. Nevertheless, he still faced turbulent times and frightful feuds, but in the midst of it all he demonstrated an unusual capacity for love.

I. Love for the Lord. Psalm 18:1; 116:1-19

NB. Love the Lord with heart, soul, strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

A. Heart love is to discern.
1. Discerning the nature of the Lord. Psalm 116:5

2. Discerning the actions of the Lord. Psalm 18:16-19

B. Soul love is to desire.
1. Desire stimulated by appreciation. Psalm 116:12

2. Desire demonstrated by action.

C. Strength love is to decide.
1. Decision to trust. Psalm 116:2

2. Decision to obey.

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