Sermon: (August 9, 2015) “When The Best News Is Really the Worst News”

August 9, 2015 at 8:36 pm Categories: News, Sermons

Date:  August 9, 2015

Speaker: Steve Elliott

Text:  2 Samuel 18


What was the best news to him as king was the worst possible news to him as a father.

What kind of blind and reckless love is that? It’s a parent’s love for a child.

His message wasn’t received by a king: it was received by a father.

His Love Was Such That

  • If he could have done the boy’s dying he would have
  • If he could have paid the price for the boy’s betrayal of him
  • If he could have given his own life to make the boy alive again

This best news is this: the price paid at Calvary validates the worth of the human soul. It validates your value and your worth to God.

“During times of peace, the sons bury their fathers, but in war it is the fathers who send their sons to the grave.”    -The Histories   Herodotus   (484 – 425 BC)

Who we really are is who our children see and greatly shapes who are children become.

There are some prodigal sons, some prodigal daughters who do not come home and the waiting embrace of a father’s or mother’s arms are left empty.