Springboarding off of the Apostle Paul’s life focus, clearly expressed in 1 Corinthians 2:2, Pastor Greg launched an “open-ended” message series on January 12th, 2020 – focusing on “Just Jesus.” He is walking us through the entire New Testament, pulling passages from the Old Testament for context, and keep us focused throughout the year on “Just Jesus.” This week he covers Matthew 1:6.
For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:2
David, the father of Solomon (by Uriah’s wife) ~ Matthew 1:6b
For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not want! ~ Romans 7:19
… all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. ~ 2 Samuel 11:1
Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. ~ Galatians 5:15
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. Now this woman was very attractive. So David sent someone to inquire about the woman. The messenger said, “Isn’t this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” ~ 2 Samuel 11:2-3
This is NOT the story of a godly man who was led astray by a seductive, conniving woman. It is the story of a godly man who fell into sin because he was led astray and enticed by his OWN evil desires that overcame his spiritual heart. ~ Pastor G
In the letter he wrote: “Station Uriah at the front in the thick of the battle and then withdraw from him so he will be cut down and killed.” ~ 2 Samuel 11:15
When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband Uriah was dead, she mourned for him. ~ 2 Samuel 11:26
Mourned ~ HEBREW סָפַד saw-fad’
To continually wail, to tear out the hair and beat the breasts, lamenting in great pain and torment.
But what David had done upset the Lord. ~ 2 Samuel 12:27
David’s sinful actions were VERY EVIL in the eyes of God.
God wan continually grieved by David’s actions.
Nathan said to David, “You are that man! …” ~ 2 Samuel 12:7a
… I have sinned against the Lord … ~ 2 Samuel 12:13a
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. ~ Psalm 51:1b-3
Hide your face from my sins. Wipe away all my guilt. Create for me a pure heart, O God. Renew a resolute spirit within me. Do not reject me. Do not take your Holy Spirit away from me. ~ Psalm 51:9-11
Yes, and the Lord has forgiven your sin. ~ 2 Samuel 12:13b
But IF we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:9
He will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6