2 Samuel 19 The Return of the King

April 10, 2024   /   Feather Sound Church

 

SCENE 1: The Confrontation (1-7)

  1.  Pain can cause me to become self-focused.

Again, a second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” And he came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open.

After leaving them, he went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. Then he came to the disciples and said to them,“Are you still sleeping and resting? See, the time is near. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up; let’s go. See, my betrayer is near.” — Matthew 26:42-46 (CSB)

  1. There is a difference between sorrow and regret.
    • This is the difference between Peter and Judas.

Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, “I don’t know the man! ” Immediately a rooster crowed, and Peter remembered the words Jesus had spoken,“Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly — Matthew 26:74-75 (CSB)

Then Judas, his betrayer, seeing that Jesus had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood,” he said.

“What’s that to us? ” they said. “See to it yourself! ” So he threw the silver into the temple and departed. Then he went and hanged himself. — Matthew 27:3-5 (CSB)

“remorse” – the distinction in this word refers to an emotional change only, not an intellectual one.

Sorrow is the emotion God gave us in response to hurt where none else gets hurt. “ Bob Moeller

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; — Isaiah 53:3 (ESV)

  1. We can be right in what we say, but wrong in the way we say it.

THREE WAYS WE CAN RESPOND TO ANGER:

  1.  Blow Up Damage Others Guilt and Destroyed Relationships
  2.  Clam Up Damage Self Rejection and Depression
  3.  Forgive Release Others Freedom from Anger

 

SCENE 2: It’s Complicated (8-14)

  1. Plans that do not involve God, will ultimately lead us away from Him.

Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead. Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established. Don’t turn to the right or to the left; keep your feet away from evil. — Proverbs 4:25-27 (CSB)

 

SCENE 3: The Return of the King (15-end)

  • Gilgal was the site of many significant events.

While the Israelites camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, they observed the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month. The day after Passover they ate unleavened bread and roasted grain from the produce of the land. And the day after they ate from the produce of the land, the manna ceased. Since there was no more manna for the Israelites, they ate from the crops of the land of Canaan that year. — Joshua 5:10-12 (CSB)

Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, let’s go to Gilgal, so we can renew the kingship there.” So all the people went to Gilgal, and there in the Lord’s presence they made Saul king. There they sacrificed fellowship offerings in the Lord’s presence, and Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly. — 1 Samuel 11:14-15 (CSB)

Saul, however, was still at Gilgal, and all his troops were gripped with fear. He waited seven days for the appointed time that Samuel had set, but Samuel didn’t come to Gilgal, and the troops were deserting him. So Saul said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.” Then he offered the burnt offering. — 1 Samuel 13:7-9 (CSB)

  • People David meets again.
    1. Shimei – He went from careless to careful, from throwing stones to seeking grace.
    2. Mephibosheth – He trusted King David would be able to discern what was right.
    3. Barzillai – He wanted the next generation to step in.

What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. — 2 Timothy 2:2 (CSB)

  • Trouble in the kingdom.

Is there anything more crippling than a lack of unity?

“I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word. May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me, so that they may be made completely one, that the world may know you have sent me and have loved them as you have loved me. —             John 17:20-23 (CSB)

 

EMERALD CITY:

1.  As we grow in Christ, we need to move from REACTING to RESPONDING.

 

At dawn he went to the temple again, and all the people were coming to him. He sat down and began to teach them.

Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the center. “Teacher,” they said to him, “this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. In the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say? ” They asked this to trap him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse him.

Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with his finger. When they persisted in questioning him, he stood up and said to them,“The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.” Then he stooped down again and continued writing on the ground. When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only he was left, with the woman in the center. 10 When Jesus stood up, he said to her,“Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you? ”

“No one, Lord,” she answered.

“Neither do I condemn you,” said Jesus.“Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.” — John 8:2-11 (CSB)

 

Jesus’ Pattern of Ministry:

1.  Met people where they are.

2.  Accepted them.

3.  Understood them.

4.  Cared for them.

 

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