From Judges to Kings to THE KING
"David: Facing the Giant of Sin"
November 19, 2017. Message taught by Pastor John Hutchison, based on 2 Samuel, chapters 11 and 12. (Other scriptures referenced included: James 1:14-15, and Psalms 32 and 51.)
Pastor John preaches on the well-known story of the great king David and his sin with Bathsheba. The Bible doesn't "gloss over" this sin, but gives us the honest story. This, in turn, gives us an opportunity to be honest as we search our own hearts before the Lord.
In today's message we get a chance to look at David's response to temptation, David's sin, and David's unsuccessful attempts to cover up his sin. We can then ask ourselves: 1) Will we yield to temptation or resist and flee? 2) Will we use whatever power or authority we have to serve others or will we abuse others? And 3) When we do sin, will we try to cover it up (and make it worse) or will we honestly and humble confess our sins and experience God's grace and full forgiveness?