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David – A Rock-Solid Life

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061105PM  DSS-47 David–Rock Solid Life DSS-41.doc David: A Long Obedience in Seeking God Builds A Rock Solid Life II Samuel 22 David had a lifelong love for God that drew him to seek the Lord. He was drawn toward the Lord with an embracing kind of love. He is a model placed before us in […]

David – A Long Obedience in Worshiping God

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DSS-48 061112AM   David – A Long Obedience in Worshiping God This morning as we listen to his voice in Psalm 63—David is an old man, all alone, staying in the Judean Wilderness (code for the Dead Sea area) one of the most desolate spots on earth, and on the run from his own son Absalom. That […]

David – A Long Obedience in Seeking God

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DSS-46 061105AM As we open to Palm 18 this morning, I have been praying that maybe this Psalm will become the most meaningful and precious of all the Psalms we have studied. We walked through David’s life for many months; from his childhood and all its struggles, through the triumphs of the battle field to […]

David – Ending Well by Fearing No Evil

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061022AM DSS-44 David–Fearing No Evil DSS-38.doc David: Ending Well by— Fearing No Evil Psalm 23:4 Please open with me to Ecclesiastes 12. When God describes what happens as we age, he calls it difficult times or even “evil” days. Old age can become a time when life is hardest, strength is least, and evil is […]

David – Dying Gracefully

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061015AM DSS-43 David: Ending Well by— Dying Gracefully I Kings 2 It is hard to fully comprehend how much lasting impact one single human life can accomplish. Think of just David’s brief lifetime. Three thousand years ago he lived and died—yet today millions and millions of people read, quote, memorize, gather comfort and hope, and […]

David – Living Life Purposefully

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061008PM DSS-42 David–Living Purposefully Psalm 71 David: Ending Well by— Living Purposefully Psalm 71 The older we get, the harder it is to hide what is really going on inside our hearts and minds. We become more and more transparent with our feelings and fears. God designed it that way so that as this clay […]

David – Ending Well

061008AM BIO-11   DSS-41 David–Living Purposefully Psalm 71 David: Ending Well by— Living Purposefully Psalm 71 Jesus gave all of us something to look forward to. He told us what He would like to say to each of us when we arrive safely home to dwell with Him forever–“Well done good and faithful servant”! Christ’s well […]

David – Living Deliberately

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060910AM DSS-39 David–Living Deliberately: No Coasting Allowed Psalm 31 David: Living Deliberately for God No Coasting Allowed Psalm 31 This morning Psalm 31 confronts all of us with a serious question—“Am I seeking the Lord deliberately with all my heart—or just coasting along spiritually”? Many weeks ago when we began this look at David’s life […]

David – Handling Betrayal in a Godly Way

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060827PM DSS-37 David–Sleeping Grace Psalm 3 David: Sleeping in the Shadow of Danger Or The Grace of Sleep Psalm 3 In the midst of the worst time of his life David fell sound asleep. In the midst of one of the most dangerous situations David had ever faced he relaxed, sang a song to the […]

David Conquers

900318PM  DAV-10   DSS-34   WFL-41 PSALM 18 David – our focus these past weeks! Why? Because he’s so much like all of us… Loves God Falls… Sins… Discouraged… Encouraged… Righteous… Conquers… Worships God… In fact, David and Psalms (1/2 he wrote) mirror nearly all our lives the ups and downs! Let’s do a quick review: 1. […]

David – Facing Consequences

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060820AM DSS-31 David–Finding Daily Treasures Psalm 51 David: Finding the Treasures of God The Priceless Treasure of Forgiveness PSALM 51 Psalm 51 is a treasure display, much like the Florida museum of treasure hunter Mel Fisher, where case after case displays priceless gold and gems from shipwrecks on the sea bottom, so David has laid […]

David – Facing Consequences

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060813PM DSS-29 David.Man Broke All Ten Psalm 51 David: The Man Who Broke All the Commandments Our Most Critical Needs PSALM 51 When David stood at the other end of Nathan’s boney finger, pointed directly in his face—he was guilty, and he knew it. David had broken every law in the book, God’s Book. DAVID […]

David – Purge Me

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060813AM DSS-28 PSALM 51:1-7 Have you ever felt so dirty that you just can’t stand it any longer? There is nothing like a good hot bath after camping for a few days, or working in the attic or barn—when you feel dirty, completely grimy, sweaty and stinky. That was how David felt. It is Psalm […]

David – A Forgiven Sinner

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060723PM DSS-27 PSALM 51 I am guilty. I was wrong. I am sorry—please take from me the just punishment I deserve. So begins the greatest song about the love of God experienced by a most desperate man named David. David was overwhelmed. In a moment he went from absolute gloom and heaviness of soul to […]

David – Coming Back to God

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060723AM DSS-26 PSALM 51 David fell so far, so fast—he didn’t even realize it until the dullness of his soul spread to every inch of his spiritual life. Soon his cold heart was combined with his tormented soul and trapped in a painfully chastened body. David was at the bottom, and he stayed there for […]

David – Enjoying the Benefits of Being Forgiven

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060716AM DSS-25 PSALM 32 Forgiveness. Nothing matters more to any who have sinned—and God says all have sinned. One moment before your last breath, one thing will matter more than anything else— whether you are dying forgiven or unforgiven. That state (of being forgiven or unforgiven) transforms those days that lead up to that one […]

The Miracle of Complete Forgiveness

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060701AM DSS-23 PSALM 32 Have you ever wondered secretly in the back of your mind if you could be completely forgiven of all your sins? I mean the really bad ones that most or nearly all people don’t know about? COMPLETELY FORGIVEN What makes complete forgiveness seem even more impossible is if you are someone […]

David – The Song of a Soul Set Free

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060625PM DSS-22 PSALM 32 One day the generals of King David’s cabinet made their way to the palace. They walked the cobbled streets up the winding way to the palace, as they did each morning. Arriving at the huge stone citadel they expected to be dismissed again by the frustrated and depressed King of Israel. […]

David – The Consequences Years

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060625AM DSS-21 2nd Samuel 11:27b All that really matters in life may be reduced to one simple reality–what does God think of what you are doing or have done. As we open in our Bibles to the last sentence of 2nd Samuel 11:27, and read those words—that is exactly the perspective God presents of David’s […]

David Forgot – God is There

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060514PM DSS-20 1st Corinthians 10:12-14 This evening we are at the fifth consequence of David’s unguarded moments that led to his darkest hour. The temptation and fall of David are presented by God for each of us to ponder. Remember those consequences? 1. David Desensitized his conscience by incomplete obedience (II Sam 5:13). 2. David […]

Bathsheba and the God of the Second Chance

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060514AM DSS-19 Please open with me to Matthew 1. In our study of the lessons God has given us from the life of David His servant, we have come to a woman named Bathsheba. Bathsheba is only mentioned by name in the Old Testament (11 times). But for a very special purpose she is also […]

The Dangers of Unguarded Moments

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DSS-18 060423PM Remember that incredible postscript to an incredible life? Has it stopped you yet and made you soberly think about where your life, habits, and secret thoughts are headed? Listen as I read and emphasize that one word God emphasizes for us. 1 Kings 15:5 because David did what was right in the eyes of the […]

David’s Unguarded Moments

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060423AM DSS-17 1st Kings 15:5 This morning think about the unguarded moments of your life as we examine again the life of David. We will see this morning that in David’s life–unguarded moments led to sin; sin had inevitable consequences that led to pain; painful godly sorrow brought repentance, and humble obedience led to joy! […]

Imperatives of the Crucified Life – 3

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060319AM DSS-15 Colossians 3 One day the great Church leader Augustine was walking down the street when one of the prostitutes of his past life spotted him and ran to him calling out his name. He turned and looked at her straight in the eye and said, “That man you seek—has died!” That is the […]

Imperatives of the Crucified Life – 2

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060312PM DSS-14 Colossians 3 Paul’s epistles to the Galatians, Ephesians and Colossians were to people living in Roman Asia which is the area of modern Turkey. In the time of Paul was incredibly Roman. There are more Greek temples in Turkey than in Greece, and there are more Roman cities in Turkey than there are […]

Imperatives of the Crucified Life – 1

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060312AM DSS-13 Colossians 3 Do you remember when God wrote David’s epitaph He said one thing very clearly— David served the Lord. Turn there with me again to Acts 13:36. Acts 13:36 “For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body […]

Hacking Agag to Pieces

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060305PM DSS-12 1st Samuel 15.3-16.1 How bad is sin? Sin is so bad it took God killing His own Son to pay the price of wrath that sin deserved! That is an abstract thought until we see the price of sin is terms we can relate to. Our first portion of Scripture this evening is […]

Esau – The Power of Little Choices

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060305AM DSS-11 Hebrews 12 Four thousand years ago one man made a series of little choices. He was rugged, handsome, hard working, honest, athletic, strong—and proud. From the perspective of those who lived around him he was a great guy—but from the One who sees the heart, he was pitiful. A spiritual scan would have […]

Ashamed at His Coming

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DSS-10 060226PM 1 Samuel 13-20 Tonight either we will love His appearing—or dread it. The choice is ours. Let’s look at the finish line. Paul had a distinct impression that life was a daily race with an end of life prize, and the only way to get the prize was to finish the race.   2 […]

Crash Site – Suffer Loss Like Saul

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060226AM DSS-09 1st Corinthians 3 Life is so distracting, isn’t it? Sights explode before our eyes all day long; sounds and smells flow around us—in fact so much swirls around us and before us, we can get totally distracted. It can become so easy to just float through life going with the flow of the […]

Saul – Rejected by God

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060219AM DSS-08 1st Samuel 13 The Lord of life, the Creator–God Himself, once said something very sobering. He said that the day of our death is better than the day of our birth (Ecclesiastes 7:1-2). Why would He tell us that? Because at the end, after the life is finished, the real person is known. […]

Saul – How NOT to Serve God

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060205AM DSS-06 1st Samuel 15 There is a chorus we often sing, “The greatest thing in all my life—is loving You, knowing You, serving You…”. Those are precious words, if they are true, and they are. And if the Bible ends with those who know, love and serve the Lord doing so forever—and it does. […]

David – Standing Alone for God

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060129AM DSS-05 1st Samuel 17 David was willing to stand for God–all alone. And there were few more lonely spots in the history of the universe than the hillside of the Valley of Elah in the ‘no man’s land’ between the armies of Israel and the Philistines. Haven’t we all sometimes wished we could have […]

David’s Epitaph – Nine Words

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060115AM DSS-03 Acts 13:36 One of the most fascinating branches of history is the study of tomb inscriptions. Most famous among these are the Pharaohs and their pyramids and their guilded remains among intricate inscriptions hidden away among the rock hewn tombs in the Valley of the Kings. What would you like to have written […]

David – Serving God

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060108PM DSS-02 Acts 13:22 So, whose life is considered important to God? Well, who did God chose to write more about than any other single person in the whole history of the world? The answer is the young man we met this morning. Please open to Acts 13:22 And when He had removed him, He […]

David’s Spiritual Secret

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060108AM DSS-01 1st Samuel 16 Everything seems so fragile these days. News gets old in seconds, emails in hours, movies in days, electronic gadgets in weeks, cars in months, and buildings in years. Nothing seems enduring in our world. We live more and more in a world that is temporary. From the delete button on […]