by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7 and 8 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: Learning Experiences
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
1 Samuel 23:1-29

When David retired to the cave of Adullam, among other things, he wanted to learn what God would do for him (1 Samuel 22:3). The lessons he learned and the way he learned them make fascinating reading.

I. The Experiences Experienced.

A. The massacre of the priests. 1 Samuel 22:14-19

B. The deliverance of Keilah. 1 Samuel 23:1-13

C. The meeting with Jonathan. 1 Samuel 23:15-18

D. The action of the Ziphites. 1 Samuel 23: 19-25

E. The intervention of the Philistines. 1 Samuel 23:26-29

F. The incident with Saul. 1 Samuel 24:1-22

II. The Lessons Learned.

A. Lessons learned about people.
1. What people will do for me.
a. Some will misrepresent my actions. 22:8


Part 8: Fooling Around
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
1 Samuel 25:1-44

Nabal, a fool by name and by nature, is the central character in an event in David's life which could have been disastrous but turned out differently because of a remarkable woman, Abigail, Nabal's wife.
I. The Importance of Recognizing a Fool.

A. The meaning of "nabal." Psalm 14:1 7
1. The foolishness of a nabal. v. 1
a. The denial of God's existence.

b. The rejection of God's significance.

2. The fallen ness of a nabal. vv. 1b 3a
a. Debased actions.

b. Debased appreciations.

c. Debased aspirations.

d. Debased attitudes.

3. The filthiness of a nabal. v. 3b
a. Internal corruption of the individual.

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