The Look that Took

November 16, 2014 at 10:45 am Categories: King David, Sermons

Date: November 16, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Steve Elliott

Text: II Samuel 11

 

Quotes

– Let some sparkling temptation stroll past my heart and all my obedient thoughts turn to infidels bent on looting and pillaging my soul.

– “On account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread.” – Solomon, Proverbs 6:26 (NASB)

– Never sacrifice what you want most in life for what you want in any given moment in life.

– “Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.” – Corinthians 10:6

– Because we all have blind spots, gaps in our spiritual journey.

– Most folks tend to define sin as the sum total of those acts which they themselves never commit.

– There is more of this David in us than we care to acknowledge, than we want to deal with.

– In this self-indulgence, he fed an appetite that grew out of all proportion.

– And temptation is centripetal, not centrifugal.

– All sin has a long ancestry… If someone commits some surprising sin, you can be sure that it’s an old, small sin now writ large.

David’s Three Self Problems

– Self-indulgence

– Self-reliance

– Self-determination

 

– Satan was out to eat his lunch. Why? Because there was this collection of David’s prior moral choices that had opened the lunch bag.

– “…each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” – James 1:14-15

– “If you live too long near a graveyard, you stop crying when somebody dies.”

– If I could practice safe sin… If the opportunity was there and no one would find out… Would I send for Bathsheba?

– “Sin begins as a spider web and becomes like a ship’s rope”

 

Sermon Order Form

If you would like an audio recording on CD of this sermon, please fill out the form below. You can pick up your CD at guest services for $2.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.