2 Samuel 7:5-7 (8/1/18)

Four Types of Workers

August 1, 2018 • Benham Brothers

#1 Worker - they see what needs to be done and they do it.  They become owners and wealthy.  #2 Worker - they ask what needs to be done and do it.  They become managers and rich.  #3 Worker - they have to be asked before they’ll do it. They become employees and make enough to live on.  #4 Worker - they don’t want to be asked to do anything. They become poor and ask others to pay their bills. #1 worker is empowered / #4 worker is entitled. #1 worker is a producer / #4 worker is a consumer. #1 workers think in terms of value, not success Albert Einstein - “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” Values involve character, which is why Theodore Roosevelt said, “The chief factor in any man’s success or failure must be his own character.“ Honor vs Obedience - King David - 2 Samuel 7:5-7

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.