2021-11-14: The Life of David — David Joined by Abner

Sermon Audio: David Joined by Abner
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Samuel 3:1-21
Duration: 26:44
Size: 18.3 MB

The Life of David
David Joined by Abner
II Samuel 3:1-21

Israel was led by General Abner and his puppet king, Ish-Bosheth, and Judah was led by King David.

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I. God’s Kingdom Is Threatened by Personal Failure (II Samuel 3:1-5)
Those in the house of David included Joab, commander of David’s army (although he doesn’t appear in today’s narrative), and David, who was ruling as king over Judah.

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II. God’s Kingdom Is Helped by Justified Rebuke (II Samuel 3:6-11)
But Abner’s pride would not allow himself to submit to the truth that was in the rebuke.

III. God’s Kingdom Is Advanced by Demanded Restitution (II Samuel 3:12-16)
Restitution is “the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner.”

IV. God’s Kingdom Is Established by Reconciling Peace (II Samuel 3:17-21)
Abner affirmed that he would gather all Israel and bring them to David so that David could become king over all Israel.