David’s Deadly Cover-up

Text: II Samuel 11:5-27
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 13, 2009

This Sunday morning we will continue our study of David’s tragic fall as we consider the fallout from David’s sin with Bathsheeba.

David’s experience reminds us that one sin often leads to many more, and that deceit almost always accompanies serious sin.

How many of the 10 commandments did David break in II Samuel 11?

We also are reminded of how our sins affect many others.

How many people were hurt by David’s sin?

There is also something deeper going on in II Samuel 11. God had promised in the Davidic covenant that a son of David would reign over God’s people in righteousness.

David was the best that we could do, but he still falls woefully short. We need a son of David who does not succumb to temptation and sin.

So, you see that this week’s text does tie in to the holiday theme in that we are reminded of why the incarnation was necessary!


Posted on December 13th, 2009 | Permalink