Still Waiting for the True King

The Sacrificing King
Forgiveness always costs. As 2 Samuel ends, we visit the site of the future temple where King David makes a sacrifice to save his people from judgement. This sacrifice is a shadow of Jesus who sacrifices himself to rescue us from judgement. King David’s willingness to lay down his life for Israel, his sheep, prepares us for Jesus, the good shepherd who dies for his sheep. Outline David’s grasping census (24:1-10) Consequences and compassion (24:11-25) Jesus, the self-sacrificing king

The Return of the King
How do you respond when you are attacked or feel wronged? As we continue our series in 2 Samuel, we see King David’s love and mercy towards his enemies. His mercy is a shadow of Jesus who loves his enemies and mercifully offers us forgiveness. Outline Joab’s Revenge David’s grace Jesus’ way of the cross Matthew 26:52 Matthew 18:23-35 Romans 13:4

The Exiled King
We long for a true home because we are in exile from God. In Jesus, the king who weeps on the Mount of Olives, and enters into exile to bring us home, we find the answer to this longing and the fulfilment of God’s promises. Outline Absalom’s exile and return (2 Samuel 14) Absalom’s coup (2 Samuel 15:1-13) David’s exile (2 Samuel 15:14-16:23) Jesus’ exile for us (John 18:1; Luke 22:39-42) Life as exiles (1 Peter 2:11-12)

The Pattern of the King
In David's sons we see the dreadful spiral and spread of evil as they repeat the sin of their father. It's another series of gut-wrenching events, which shows our need for the true Son of God who will spread blessing and not curse. Just before the sermon we watched this video Please be aware this sermon and Bible passage addresses a situation of abuse and violence. Outline The pattern repeats Twisted desires (vv1-19) Passive ‘protectors’ (vv20-23) Deadly revenge (vv23-39) Jesus breaks the pattern (Romans 12:1-2)

The Shepherd King
Just like Saul before him, David has fallen as the shepherd-king and done evil in the eyes of the LORD. His house will now experience curse rather than blessing—the people have fallen with their king. Outline Secret Sin … Revealed (vv1-12) Grace … and consequences (vv13-25) Has David changed? (vv26-31) Finding grace in the Good Shepherd

The Sinning King
We know deep down there’s a problem with us that needs fixing. Our attempts to deal with sin without Jesus will only escalate this, bringing anxiety and chaos rather than peace and rest. In this sermon we're looking at a dark chapter in the life of Israel's great king…it's revealing of our own hearts, and also of refreshing cleansing Jesus brings. Outline The seeds of sin (11:1) David falls (11:2-6) The cover-up (11:7-20) Jesus can wash you clean

A Forever King
Do you want to build something which lasts? David desires to build a house for God and secure his peace and blessing, but God reminds him that he is the one who builds things that last. God promises David's son will build his house and God himself will make a kingdom that will last forever. Outline David has plans (vv1-2) But so does God (v4) … because God hasn’t asked (vv5-7, 1 Kings 5:3) … because God will build (vv8-17) David’s humble praise (vv18-29) Where is this forever king? Read more

A Dancing King
In the rest King David brings to God’s people we see glimpses of a priest-king like Adam in Eden or Melchizedek in (Jeru)Salem. David rejoices in God’s presence as we see the fulfilment of God's promises to Abraham. Outline The danger of God in a box (6:1-11) Dancing in God’s presence (6:12-20) Despising the delight of God (6:21-23) Jesus, the dancing priest-king Dancing before God

A Rising King
Proud King Saul is dead and David has been anointed as king. Is he the king we’ve been waiting for? Outline Dying by the sword (2 Samuel 2:1) The backstory Saul Falls, David Rises 2 Samuel 1:1-2 2 Samuel 1:15-16 2 Samuel 2:1 2 Samuel 1:19 2 Samuel 9:7, 11 Kingdom Habits