Presentation on theme: "The real heart of servanthood is security. Show me someone who thinks he is too important to serve, and I’ll show you someone who is basically insecure."— Presentation transcript:
The real heart of servanthood is security. Show me someone who thinks he is too important to serve, and I’ll show you someone who is basically insecure. - John Maxwell 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, p.136
Victories – 2 Sam 5, 8, 10, 21 Ark and Temple – 2 Sam 6 (p.239) 2 Sam 7:1-2, 18; 1 Chr 22:3-5 Bathsheba – 2 Sam 11-12
1Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. 2Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. 3For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. 4Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.
10Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. 11Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. 13Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you. 14Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
Tamar, Amnon, Absalom – 2 Sam 13:1-2 2 Sam 15:13-21
A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom. 1O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. 2So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!” Selah
3But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. 4I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain. Selah
5I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. 6I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side. 7Arise, O Lord! Rescue me, my God! Slap all my enemies in the face! Shatter the teeth of the wicked! 8Victory comes from you, O Lord. May you bless your people. Selah