LifePointe Christian Church
DAVID - Shattered Dreams - Week 7
Speaker: Chris Delfs, Senior Pastor
Locations & Times
  • LifePointe Christian Church
    10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
Life rarely goes as planned
It’s great to plan
But reality is greater

Some dreams will not come true
Some dreams can not come true
Under the impression that God promised: God owes you
What do we do when our dreams can not or do not come true?
Wilderness lesson: God’s Will, God’s Way, in God’s time
As King, David would undermine his own dreams coming true
David and Bathsheba
Every sin comes pre-packaged with a consequence
2 Samuel 12:11 This is what the Lord says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you.

2 Samuel 12:12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’

2 Samuel 12:13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”
10 years later, the consequences of David’s sin turns his world upside down
2 Samuel 13:12 No, my brother!” she said to him. “Don’t force me! Such a thing should not be done in Israel! Don’t do this wicked thing.”

2 Samuel 13:14 But he refused to listen to her and since he was stronger than she, he raped her.

2 Samuel 13:15 Then Amnon hated her, with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he loved her.
David’s response? He did nothing.
David's sons: Absalom
Absalom kills Amnon
David does nothing

David invites Absalom back to Jerusalem
David refuses to see Absalom
Absalom so hurt, he decides to take the throne for himself
2 Samuel 15:6 Absalom stole the hearts of the people
2 Samuel 15:10 Then Absalom sent secret messengers throughout the tribes of Israel to say, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpets, then say, ‘Absalom is king in Hebron.’
16 years after David's sin with Bathsheba, his world unravels to entirely new levels
2 Samuel 15:13 A messenger came and told David, “The hearts of the people of Israel are with Absalom.
This was NOT the dream. NOT the plan. NOT the expectation.
The Ark of the Covenant of God represented the presence of God for Israel
It appeared the presence of God was leaving the city and going with David
2 Samuel 15:25 Then the King said to Zadok, "Take the Ark of God back to the city."
Why David told Zadok to take Ark back to the city:
2 Samuel 15:25 If I find favor in the Lord's eyes, He will bring me back and let me see it, and His dwelling place again.

2 Samuel 15:26 But if he says, ‘I am not pleased with you,’ then I am ready; let him do to me whatever seems good to him.”
David lost his world; but he did not lose his confidence in God
Ahithophel: David’s trusted advisor
Hushai: David’s trusted advisor
2 Samuel 17:7 Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given is not good this time.”
2 Samuel 18:5 Be gentle with the young man Absalom for my sake.

2 Samuel 18:6 The battle took place in the forest of Ephraim.
David returns to Jerusalem but his world would never be the same again
Lesson of David’s life: He never lost his confidence in God
The foundation of our faith is not answered prayer

The foundation of our faith is not happily- ever- after endings
When we feel forsaken, we're mistaken
2 Samuel 15:25 If I find favor in the Lord’s eyes, He will bring me back. 26 Let Him do to me whatever seems good to Him.
I may lose my world, but I will not lose my confidence or my faith in God
Psalm 25:1 In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. My hope is in you all day long.

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