StoneBridge Community Church
Rise & Fall of King David: Absalom! (2 Sam. 19:1-9)
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Sábado 5:15 PM, Domingo 5:20 PM

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The Rise and Fall of King David

Some parts of King David's story are well known - his victory over Goliath, his connection to the Psalms and his anointing as King. But many Christians miss the full arch of David's story. David's story isn't just about victory. It's also a story of tragedy, regret and failed promise. But what David couldn't complete, Jesus ultimately finished.

In this series, we will look at key moments in David's life, both the good and the bad. As we look at David, though, we will also look to Jesus, seeing the ways in which Jesus fulfills the promise David fails.

The Text in Context

"These two men, Absalom and Ahithophel, fail to correctly answer the most important question any person will ever answer in their lifetime: 'Who will I serve as king?' Absalom and Ahithophel do not want David for their king. Both, in effect, want to be king of their own lives. But in rejecting David as their king, they are rejecting God's king, and thus they are rebelling against God Himself. Both of these men have great ability, but in the end, their talents are of..." Click link to read more.

I. Absalom

II. David's Story Is One of Unfilled Promise
- Anointed King
- Goliath
- Saul
- Secures Throne
- Tries to Build the Temple
- Bathsheeba and Urriah
- Absalom

III. Ancient Israel Tried to Take Control in Their Own Hands

IV. We Try to Take Control

V. Let Go

VI. Jesus is the Fulfillment of Promise

VII. Jesus is King

VIII. Give Jesus Control

1. Make a list of the things that currently worry you.

2. Circle the items that you actually have control over.

3. Surrender the rest over to God in prayer.

I. How does King David's response to the rebellion of his son, Absalom, in 2 Samuel 19 reflect the tensions between his roles as a father and a king? What can we learn about leadership and responsibility from this episode?

2. Do you think David regretted becoming King? Why or why not?

3. Do you think Israel regretted asking God for a King? Why or why not?

4. In what ways or in what areas of your life do you think human beings try to grab control from God? In what ways do you try and grab control from God?

5. Do you find it easy to surrender control of your life over to God? Why or why not?

6. What are some practical steps you can take to remind yourself that God is truly in control of your life and of the world?

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