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2 Samuel 15 - AMP

2 And rose up early and stood beside the gateway; and when any man who had a controversy came to the king for judgment, Absalom called to him, Of what city are you? And he would say, Your servant is of such and such a tribe of Israel. 3 Absalom would say to him, Your claims are good and right, but there is no man appointed as the king's agent to hear you. 4 Absalom added, Oh, that I were judge in the land! Then every man with any suit or cause might come to me and I would do him justice! 5 And whenever a man came near to do obeisance to him, he would put out his hand, take hold of him, and kiss him. 6 Thus Absalom did to all Israel who came to the king for judgment. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. 7 And after years, Absalom said to the king, I pray you, let me go to Hebron and pay my vow to the Lord. 8 For your servant vowed while I dwelt at Geshur in Syria, If the Lord will bring me again to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord . 9 And the king said to him, Go in peace. So he arose and went to Hebron. 10 But Absalom sent secret messengers throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then say, Absalom is king at Hebron. 11 With Absalom went 200 men from Jerusalem, who were invited ; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not a thing. 12 And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city Giloh. And the conspiracy was strong; the people with Absalom increased continually. 13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel have gone after Absalom. 14 David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, Arise and let us flee, or else none of us will escape from Absalom. Make haste to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly and bring evil upon us and smite the city with the sword. 15 And the king's servants said to the king, Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king says. 16 So the king and all his household after him went forth. But he left ten women who were concubines to keep the house. 17 The king went forth with all the people after him, and halted at the last house. 18 All David's servants passed on beside him, along with all the Cherethites, Pelethites; also all the Gittites, 600 men who came after him from Gath, passed on before the king. 19 The king said to Ittai the Gittite, Why do you go with us also? Return to your place and remain with the king , for you are a foreigner and an exile. 20 Since you came only yesterday, should I make you go up and down with us? Since I must go where I may, you return, and take back your brethren with you. May loving-kindness and faithfulness be with you. 21 But Ittai answered the king, As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or life, even there also will your servant be. 22 So David said to Ittai, Go on and pass over . And Ittai the Gittite passed over and all his men and all the little ones who were with him. 23 All the country wept with a loud voice as all the people passed over. The king crossed the brook Kidron, and all the people went on toward the wilderness. 24 Abiathar and behold, Zadok came also, and all the Levites with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God. And they set down the ark of God until all the people had gone from the city. 25 Then the king told Zadok, Take back the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the Lord's eyes, He will bring me back and let me see both it and His house. 26 But if He says, I have no delight in you, then here I am; let Him do to me what seems good to Him. 27 The king also said to Zadok the priest, Are you not a seer? return to the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son and Jonathan son of Abiathar. 28 See, I will wait at the fords of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me. 29 Zadok, therefore, and Abiathar carried the ark of God back to Jerusalem and they stayed there. 30 And David went up over the Mount of Olives and wept as he went, barefoot and his head covered. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, weeping as they went. 31 David was told, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. David said, O Lord, I pray You, turn Ahithophel's counsel into foolishness. 32 When David came to the summit , where he worshiped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent and earth upon his head. 33 David said to him, If you go with me, you will be a burden to me. 34 But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant in the past, so will I be your servant now, then you may defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel. 35 Will not Zadok and Abiathar the priests be with you? So whatever you hear from the king's house, just tell it to . 36 Behold, their two sons are there with them, Ahimaaz, Zadok's son and Jonathan, Abiathar's son; and by them send to me everything you hear. 37 So Hushai, David's friend, returned, and Absalom also came into Jerusalem.

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Christian Cheong avatar
Trusting God in an Unjust World
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Feb, 2017
Summary: There will be injustice in this world because man sins. God will judge. He loves justice. We are incapable of true justice or understand God's perfect judgement. God has His purpose.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 62
Michael Stark avatar
Is Rebellion Ever Justified?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Jun, 2016
Summary: Considering the events leading up to Absalom's rebellion and seeking to learn from his actions.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 369
Daniel Habben avatar
Agents of Grace: Absalom
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2015
Summary: Learn how God's chastisement is indeed an agent of his grace and not an agent of God's anger.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-19:8
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 300
William R. Nabaza avatar
Absalom, men-pleaser
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2015
Summary: To show that we have an audience of 1 - the LORD. It's better to get applause from the LORD than from men.
David Rigg avatar
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Shared by: David Rigg on Mar, 2015
Summary: This sermon is about true friends.
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Be Careful With Religious Acting People
Shared by: David Rigg on Mar, 2015
Summary: This sermon deals with religious acting people and how we should be careful.
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Shared by: David Rigg on Feb, 2015
Summary: This sermon can be adapted for a Sunday close to Valentines Day.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-6
Views: 3,139
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Trying Times - "HIGH AND MIGHTY"
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jul, 2013
Summary: What competitive madness demands we do contrary to common decency?
Series: Trying Times
Rick Boyne avatar
Worship in the Midst of Weeping
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Nov, 2012
Summary: We must worship God no matter our circumstances.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:24-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 673
Rick Boyne avatar
We Are Not Our Own
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Oct, 2012
Summary: Our call is to follow and obey Jesus, no matter the circumstances.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:19-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 969
Rick Boyne avatar
Obedience in Crisis
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Oct, 2012
Summary: We should be obedient to God during any crisis in our life.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:13-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 503
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Shared by: Rick Boyne on Oct, 2012
Summary: We betray the cross of Jesus when we sin.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:7-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 881
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Stealer of Hearts
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Sep, 2012
Summary: Satan does what he can to steal our hearts away from God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,455
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
David - a man after God's own heart
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Jun, 2012
Summary: What made David a man after God's own heart - despite the "Bathsheba affair"
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 2,896
Daren Mitchell avatar
Living Triumphant
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on May, 2012
Summary: To experience the Victory of the King and live a life triumphant you need to make Jesus the center of your attention, you need to worship with abandon, and you need to teach and mentor your children.
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Shared by: Jerry Flury on May, 2012
Summary: Anything short of absolute obedience to God is disobedience. Saul’s life points out the seriousness of disobedience and the nature of obedience
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:22-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,651
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Scripture in Relation to the Church's Living Tradition
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2012
Summary: Our respect for the Word of God must always be subject to our understanding that the Bible is the Church's Book.
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 281
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Sep, 2010
Summary: Many times our ambition gets in our service for the Lord.
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 749
Steve Ely avatar
Enemies - Part 1 - Enemy Appeal
Shared by: Steve Ely on Apr, 2010
Summary: Enemies . . . you have them. You need them. You must be aware of them and handle them correctly. Welcome to the fight!
Series: Enemies
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,366
David Owens avatar
You've Got A Friend
Shared by: David Owens on Jun, 2009
Summary: As David’s world begins to crumble around him, his friends begin to show up and lend their support. A true friend is someone who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-19:7
Views: 4,030
Darren Felarise avatar
The Bleating Of Sheep & The Lowing Of Oxen
Shared by: Darren Felarise on Oct, 2008
Summary: Sometimes we’re not totally obedient to the Lord, & we try to hide our sin, but God has a way of bringing it to the surface.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,869
Victor Yap avatar
It's Lonely at the Bottom
Shared by: Victor Yap on Jun, 2008
Summary: David, Pt. 12
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-30
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 595
Daniel Harman avatar
The Friendship Factor - Part 1
Shared by: Daniel Harman on Mar, 2008
Summary: Preaching on the importance of building & maintaining friendships. Encourages members to invest time in relationships & cultivate a ‘Friendship Factor’ within in the church & learn about its healthy benefits.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:32-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 12,727
Chip Monck avatar
Who Cares...When life's storms invade my living room?
Shared by: Chip Monck on Aug, 2007
Summary: Sixth in a series exploring life crisis, based on the promotional materials provided by Outreach in their "Who Cares" campaign. This message explores when a very personal crisis hits the interior of our life at home.
Series: Who Cares
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:13-37
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 866
W. Alderman avatar
The Way Satan Steals Your Heart
Shared by: W. Alderman on Jun, 2007
Summary: This is a message that shows the way that Satan tries to steal your heart by studying the life of Absalom when he rebelled against his father’s kingdom.
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,140
David DeWitt avatar
How to Live through a Crisis
Shared by: David DeWitt on Feb, 2005
Summary: During one of the most difficult times in the life of David gives us an excellent model for how we can live through a crisis
based on 71 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:13-37
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 5,693
Robert Osborne avatar
When the Bottom Falls Out
Shared by: Robert Osborne on Feb, 2005
Summary: Sometimes in life it feels like we are at the bottom and then the bottom falls out. What do we Do? This outline describes 5 steps back to where we need to be with God.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:3-15
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 2,044
PHIL DYAR avatar
Shared by: PHIL DYAR on Sep, 2004
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:30-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,828
Victor Yap avatar
It's Lonely at the Bottom
Shared by: Victor Yap on Jun, 2004
Summary: David, Pt. 12 of 15
Series: "David"
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:1-30
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,265
Mike Turner avatar
Finding Water In The Desert
Shared by: Mike Turner on May, 2004
Summary: Are we thirsty for God ? Are we seeking after him ? This message covers David’s thirst for the Lord in the wilderness !
based on 48 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,780