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May 8 th - Weds. 5-8 Youth Fundraiser. 10% +tips May 18 th - Mighty Men of Ottumwa- Prayer Central park May 10-11 th - Craft Weekend June 30 th - Combined church Service. July 14-18 Annual Vacation Bible School Be “in the Know”- Ottumwa Community Church on Facebook Page, OttumwaCommunityChurch.com and O.C.C Prayer Chain… Bulletins…
1 Tim. 4:12b- Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. Vs. 15- Give your complete attention to these matters. Jesus satisfies me. Logically. Emotionally. Spiritually. I’ve never found a better belief system; I’ve never found a better friend.
David- not where he was supposed to be… or with Godly men. 2 Sam. 11:1 The following spring, the time of year when kings go to war, David sent Joab and the Israelite army to destroy the Ammonites. In the process they laid siege to the city of Rabbah. But David stayed behind in Jerusalem. We all believe we will be the exception… Jas 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (KJV)
David was in bed when he should have been in battle… “this king who took another man’s wife already had a harem full of women. The simple fact is that the passion of sex is not satisfied by a harem of woman; it is increased. Having many women does not reduce a man’s libido, it excites it. David, mistakenly thought, “To satisfy lust- I’ll have more women.” One of the lies of out secular society is that if you satisfy a lustful desire, then it will be abated. So- against the direct command of God- he married a few more women and privately increased his number of concubines. Well, it turned the heart of the King from the Lord. Polygamy secretly began eroding his integrity- it made him vulnerable.”- David, a man of Passion and Destiny. No Exceptions
David was amazed at Uriah’s committment to God’s Mission 2 Sam. 11: 5-6 So David sent word to Joab: "Send me Uriah the Hittite." When Uriah arrived, David asked him how Joab and the army were getting along and how the war was progressing. Then he told Uriah, "Go on home and relax." David even sent a gift to Uriah after he had left the palace. But Uriah wouldn’t go home. He stayed that night at the palace entrance with some of the king’s other servants. Uriahs was amazed at Davids’s committment to comfort
David… “whats wrong with you?” Vs. 10 When David heard what Uriah had done, he summoned him and asked, "What’s the matter with you? Why didn’t you go home last night after being away for so long?" Vs. 11 Uriah replied, "The Ark and the armies of Israel and Judah are living in tents, and Joab and his officers are camping in the open fields. How could I go home to wine and dine and sleep with my wife? I swear that I will never be guilty of acting like that." Uriah… “how could I?”
David… Lust- sin- leads to DEATH… love or manipulation? vs. 12"Well, stay here tonight," David told him, "and tomorrow you may return to the army." So Uriah stayed in Jerusalem that day and the next. Vs. 13 Then David invited him to dinner and got him drunk. But even then he couldn’t get Uriah to go home to his wife. Again he slept at the palace entrance. How do we end up here?
Lust leads to sin, sin to death… what does Holiness lead to? 1Pe 1:15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God—who chose you to be his children—is holy. (RIGHT PLACES, RIGHT PEOPLE, RIGHT TIME)? 2 Pet. 3:17+18 I am warning you ahead of time, dear friends, so that you can watch out and not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people. I don’t want you to lose your own secure footing. (WRONG PLACE, PEOPLE, TIME?) But grow in the special favor and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be all glory and honor, both now and forevermore. Amen.
Lust leads to sin, sin to death… what does Holiness lead to? 1Pe 1:15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, (RIGHT PLACES, RIGHT PEOPLE, RIGHT TIME)? 2 Pet. 3:17+18 I am warning you …(WRONG PLACE, PEOPLE, TIME?) But grow in the special favor and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Col. 2:6-8 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done.
In the center of Holiness… Or on the edge of sin… HOLINESS SIN HOLINESS
In the center of Holiness… Or on the edge of sin… HOLINESS SIN Pro. 6:16-19 There are six things the LORD hates—no, seven things he detests: 1.haughty eyes 2.a lying tongue 3.hands that kill the innocent- 4.a heart that plots evil- 5.5. feet that race to do wrong- 6.a false witness who pours out lies 7. person who sows discord among brothers
GO WITH THE GOSPEL FROM A HOLY HEART… HOLINESS SIN ASK/ACT! 1. ASK God to examine your heart- and ACT upon what He reveal to us to do or not do 2. ASK God- the Holy Spirit to speak to us and reveal any sin that we do not see- and ACT upon what God reveals to us to do or not do 3. ASK God’s people- those in our Christian community to speak into your heart- and ACT upon what they reveal to us to do or not do. 4. ASK God for Godly wisdom in Faith believing the Holy Spirit will grow in us.. and ACT upon what NEW CHALLENGES and OPPORTUNITIES God CALLS us to do o
Normal Life ======================================== Turbo Boost High 1
Normal Life ========================================= More risk- less High 2
Normal Life ========================================= High to feel Normal 3
Normal Life ========================================= Reaching new lows
Normal Life ========================================= Reaching new lows Christ is the Rock at rock bottom- your call
Normal Life ========================================= Unstable Life
Normal Life ========================================= Encountering Christ- His purpose
David’s Life- BIG PICTURE… David’s Life: Training- Youth. Triumph: 17 yrs as King- never lost a battle- Grows Kingdom Satan’s 30 yr. Plan: Plan “A”- polygamy leads to growing lust- Started in his 20s Plan “B”- Enjoy Success. 30- King= power, women- harem Plan “C”- Let the Battle look easy- David go. At about 50- Plan “D”- Encourage Bathsheba to be IGNORANT or EVIL Plan “E”- stimulate David’s polygamist lust into action Plan “F”- Let David’s pride-fear take over- hide sin Plan “G”- David’s scheme- deceive Uriah/everyone Plan “H”- 1 ST degree murder= abandon your friend to death from now on… TROUBLE