The Battle with The Flesh

Today we will continue to see David operating in the flesh. Joab, David’s general, sends a messenger and tells David that Uriah and some of the men are dead. Normally this would cause grief in a person, but David’s response is, “The sword devours one as well as another”, a proverb of that day which […]

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The Battle with The Flesh

Today we will look at one of the saddest stories in the Bible. David stays home from battle and gives in to the lust of the flesh. Because of this, men are killed, his reputation is shot, and his family will pay. Sin is never free. It will cost you and those around you, and […]

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Be of Good Courage

In chapter 9, David shows kindness to Saul’s grandson, Jonathon’s son, and in Chapter 10, David wants to show kindness to a young man who has just lost his father. This time the kindness of David will be rejected. His men will be humiliated and it will cause a war that will affect thousands. It […]

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Yourself OR Others

Today we will be looking at David’s concern for others. David has more than he can ask for, and remember in the last chapter, David wanted to build God a house. God said “no”, and David started looking for someone else to help. He asks a guy named Ziba about Saul’s family, if there was […]

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Submitting OR Quitting?

As I read through 2nd Samuel and see how much David goes through and how he responds, it helps me, to get me out of the way. So many times, in our walk we will get stung by believers and nonbelievers. I don’t know how many times I have felt like quitting. But I must […]

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The Prayer of David

Today we will be in 2nd Samuel, looking at David’s prayer. David has just been told NO by God. David’s intentions were good I’m sure, but it wasn’t God’s will. How many times have people turned away from God because they are told NO. In other words, their prayer is not answered the way they […]

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The Great I AM

As we look at 2nd Samuel 7 we see that David had good intentions to build a house for God. Even though our intentions are good, sometimes they are not in the will of God. This is the case with David. The prophet Nathan says to David, do what is in your heart, even the […]

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From A Charade to True Worship

Today we continue our journey through 2nd Samuel. We will be in Chapter 6. David has put together a great team of people to bring the ark of the covenant with Israel. There is a major problem with what is happening. David did not seek counsel from God and he is doing things his own […]

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For the Sake of Who?

Today we will be in 2nd Samuel 5:11-25. God tells David that He has done what He has done for the sake of Israel. He gave David the ability to become a great man. Even though David failed he would get back up and turn to the Lord. Remember in the Book of Esther how […]

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Get A Grip

Today we will be in 2nd Samuel Chapter 5:1-10. We see in this chapter that all of Israel comes to David. why do they all of a sudden have a change of heart? They have nowhere else to go. Saul is dead, Abner is dead and now Ishbosheth is dead. All their leaders are gone. So often […]

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Caught Sleeping

Today we will look at a man named Ishbosheth, Saul’s last son to the throne. In our text he is caught sleeping in the middle of the day. It wasn’t uncommon to take naps, but as king, he should have been more alert and more guarded. The attack came from within, in other words, it […]

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Revenge

Glad to be back, but sad to leave family in Texas. Today we will be in 2nd Samuel 3 looking at the two different characters, David and Joab. Their family, but so different. We see David forgive and want peace and we see Joab not forgive and have murder in his heart. It’s amazing how […]

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Where Is God In All This?

Today we will be in 2nd Samuel 3. The title of this message is, “Where is God in all this?” Have you ever asked that question? So many times in life we find ourselves in situations that we never intended to get into. Just because David has six kids from six different mothers does not […]

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My Will Be Done?

When we decide that we will live our lives the way we want, and don’t turn to God for direction and guidance we end up with, “My will be done”. This is what happens in 2nd Samuel chapter 2 when two generals come together and have a contest with their young men. There is no […]

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God’s Will?

Today we will be in 2nd Samuel Chapter 2. David has just received the news that Saul and Jonathan have died. He begins to seek God on where to go from here. It seems that in this life we are going to be faced with this same situation that David finds himself in. The best […]

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All that have made the choice to follow Jesus follow according to His purpose

All that have made the choice to follow Jesus follow according to His purpose. None of us sitting here today were saved without having a purpose. All of us have been given the opportunity to make our call and election sure. It all started with a call, Jesus has appointed each of us a certain […]

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A Death in The Family

Today we will be in 2nd Samuel Ch 2 looking at David, who will soon be king, and mourning the death of Saul, his father in law, and Jonathan, his brother in law. David has fasted, wept, prayed and I’m sure still hurting. When someone close to us passes from this life, there is really […]

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You Reap What You Sow

Today we will be back in the Old Testament, looking at 2nd Samuel. David is met with a problem when he gets back home from battle. A young man tells him that his father in law and all his brother in laws have been killed in battle. It’s always horrible to hear of death, and […]

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Building and Waring

All I can say is we need to get our eyes off this crazy world and set our sights on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Today we will be in Luke 14. Jesus has been invited to a dinner by a Pharisee and Jesus begins to say what it means to follow […]

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Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning

Today we will be in Luke 12, looking at the parable of the householder and the thief. Jesus lays out a picture of the end times in Matthew 24 where He speaks of the same thing, being ready for the Lord. Jesus speaks often of being prepared for His return, but even if He doesn’t […]

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A Friend At Midnight

Today we will be in Luke 11 looking at a friend at midnight. This parable is the twin to the unjust judge. In this parable we see a man that is not willing to get out of bed to help a friend and a man that is behind closed doors. It is a complete opposite […]

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What an Awesome God We Serve, He Is Risen!!!

Today we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. We will look at the 3 groups at the tomb and how they are so different. Jesus came, took the shame, the pain, the suffering for us and at the tomb we see Angels, servants, and the enemy. The angel tells the Ladies don’t fear. Notice […]

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The Last Days of Jesus

This week before us is known as passion week. Jesus is living out His last days here on planet earth, the earth He created. This morning I want to take a trip through the gospel of Matthew starting in chapter 26 and look at what was going on in the last days of our Lord. […]

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Parable of The Barren Fig Tree

Pray for Scotty Moore to recover in Tennessee and pray for those who lost loved ones this week in Florida when a bridge collapsed. This morning we will be in Luke 13 looking at the barren fig tree. This tree represents Israel and it can also represent us. Jesus is saying that we will all […]

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Parable of The Rich Fool

Today we will be in Luke 12:15-21 looking at the rich fool. There is nothing wrong with having money or working hard. They are both wonderful, but this rich fool focused on nothing else but making money. In other words, he didn’t give God the time of day. God wants us to be involved with […]

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The Seed Growing Secretly

Today we will be in Mark chapter 4 looking at the parable of the seed growing secretly. It’s amazing how a seed is planted and watered and from this we can get a huge tree or just a plant. God does the same thing in our hearts. He plants the seed, which is the word […]

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The Parable of The Unprofitable Servant

Please continue to pray for the Florida families and those who have lost loved ones close to us. Today we will be in Luke 17 looking at the parable of the unprofitable servant. If I was to ask you if you are an unprofitable servant, you would probably answer no. But that is what Jesus […]

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Parable of The 2 Builders

I know we are all praying for those in Florida. I believe the only solution for what is happening in our country is Jesus!!! Today we will be in Mathew 7 looking at the 2 foundations, one made of sand and the other rock. God makes it so clear in His word there is only […]

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The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

This morning we will be in Luke 18 looking at the Pharisee and the tax collector. The Pharisee was a self-righteous person who bragged to God on how good he was. Self-righteousness is always ugly. It says how good we are when we should always be saying how good God is. The tax collector wouldn’t […]

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The Parables of Prayer

Today we will be in Luke 18:1-14. We will be looking at 2 parables. 1. The unjust judge, Jesus points out that this ungodly man answered the request of a widow because of her persistence. We should never give up when it comes to talking with our God. This parable is not a parallel but […]

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God’s Grace Towards Us

Good morning, This morning we will be looking at examples of Grace; God’s grace towards us and the grace we show towards one another. Grace has been defined in many ways, I see God’s grace as something we all have been given, we did not and cannot earn it; un-merited favor. Because I have been […]

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