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New year sermon: Three eternal truths to live by in 2012

New year sermon: Three eternal truths to live by in 2012

Introduction

On the night of 31st December 2011, even as we gathered at the church to say good bye to year 2011 I pondered, “what does it mean to step into a brand new year?” I remembered 3 things.

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Sermon: Lessons from Absalom and King David

Sermon: Lessons from Absalom and King David

Introduction

I  am convinced that  the  three  greatest things for the healing of a relationship are Love, Acceptance, and Forgiveness. This story has got to be  one of the saddest in all of  scripture. Here are  a father and a son, both of whom  loved  each other, but they died as enemies. It didn’t have to be  that way. There are undoubtedly  some  damaged relationships  here  today. Can  we  learn  some lessons from the story of David and Absalom?

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Sermon: David faces tragedy in Ziklag

Sermon: David in Ziklag

Introduction

I concluded my previous sermon saying it doesn’t matter how fast we run from the truth because truth will catch up to us one day. It caught up with David also when the Amalekites attacked Ziklag, burned it to the ground and took the women and children captive. David from a place of having it all had fallen into a place where everything was lost. To the natural eye, things couldn’t get any worse. But from God’s point of view this was a good place to be in, not a bad place. Here’s why?

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Sermon: David flees to the Philistines

Sermon: David at Ziklag

Introduction

In my previous sermon we observed David running for his life. Saul made several attempts on David’s life but failed because David always depended on God. Tonight we will consider David coming to the point of his life where he felt he cannot run anymore and foolishly decided to take matters to his own hands. The aftermath of David’s decision has three important lessons for all of us.

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Sermon: David runs for his life

Sermon: David runs for his life

Introduction

In my previous sermon we learned 03 principles which David used to defeat Goliath and how those principles can help us to defeat our own Goliaths. Victory over Goliath was a turning point in David’s life. However while David’s victory was met with the compliments of the majority he couldn’t avoid Saul’s outright hostility. Consequently David was forced into 08 years of self exile. Tonight we will consider few implications from this story.

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Sermon: David’s psychological battle with Goliath

Sermon David’s psychological battle with Goliath

Introduction

US military analysts say attacking the enemy’s mind is among the chief strategies many modern armies use in order to catch their adversaries off-guard. They say that psychological warfare is actually capable of defeating the enemy without even engaging them.

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