Cover the story of David Faithful tending sheep When annointed he went right back to his place He was filled with the spirit and grew in it so that people recognized God's favor He was faithful in the little and God made him faithful in much (he killed lions and bears so he killed Goliath) He didn't try to kill Saul - he let God bring about the victory 2 Samuel 6:3-6 - A Good Thing in a Bad Way David was now king, first act of biz was to bring the ark into the city thus proving God was truly king He put the ark on a cart - bad move - it was only supposed to go on poles Uzzah dies - only priests are to touch the ark If you don't do God's thing God's way you won't have God's result 2 Samuel 7:1-16 - My House, Your House David had it in his heart to build God a house, a Temple God had never commanded this like he did for the Tabernacle He wasn't just "obeying," he was "honoring" - this was how he was a man after God's heart THEREFORE, because he wanted to build God's House God built His House!
2 Samuel 6 & 7 (5/8/13)
May 8, 2013 • Benham Brothers
2 Samuel 1:10-15 (5/11/17)
Taking Credit • May 11, 2017 • Benham Brothers
* Saul had killed himself. * This presented an opportunity for this young Amalekite to get in good with the king. * He saw an opportunity. * He took credit for something he didn’t do. * Because of this he lost his life. * The temptation to take credit comes from a man-pleasing spirit. * We want others to accept us and approve of us. * We need to always give God credit for what He does. * Otherwise it will become our place of death.
2 Samuel 3:1 (5/9/19)
Strength Through Strain • May 9, 2019 • Benham Brothers
* When you do God’s work you’ll experience warfare. * Strength comes through strain. * So if you’re straining but not getting stronger you need to see if you’re doing God’s work or your own. * David’s and Saul’s house were in a war against each other. * David’s house grew stronger, but Saul’s grew weaker. * This is because David was doing God’s work. * When you work for the Lord you have energy for the task. * You’ll still need rest, but you won’t get burned out. * It’s like exercise - the more energy you exert the more you get in return.
2 Samuel 5:3 (5/29/14)
Dying to Ambition • May 29, 2014 • Benham Brothers
David modeled a life that was led by God and not by ambition. After being anointed king he went back to tending sheep. Twice he refused to kill Saul because it would break a principle. When Saul was dead he refused to go and "take the kingdom." David was always waiting on God to bring about His plan in His time. Ambition will drive us to TAKE that which God wants us to WAIT for.