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  • Lust For Power - Adonijah Series

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Aug 19, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,292 views

    There is a fierce lust for power in every sphere of life these days, that includes the Christian circle as well.

    Adonijah ! 1 King 1:50”Now Adonijah was afraid of Solomon; so he arose, and went and took hold of the horns of the altar.” There is a fierce lust for power in every sphere of life these days, that includes the Christian circle as well. The society is awash with brazen disregard ...read more

  • We Don't Need More Pretenders Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 8, 2016
     | 1,641 views

    Adonijah, one of the sons of David, set himself up to be the King of Israel. However he was a pretender who constantly sought to tha short-cuts. This passage reminds us that, in God's kingdom, we don't need more pretenders.

  • The Horns Of The Altar

    Contributed by Darin Gary on Sep 25, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,041 views

    Adonijah sought mercy and forgiveness while gripping the horns of the altar of sacrifice in the tabernacle. King Solomon had mercy upon his step-brother Adonijah. However...

    The Horns of the Altar (1 Kings 1:47-53) “…the king’s servants have gone to bless our lord King David, saying: ‘May God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and may He make his throne greater than your throne’ Then, the king bowed himself on the bed. [48] Also, the king said thus: ...read more

  • Cracks

    Contributed by Matt Williams on Feb 8, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,218 views

    In 1 Kings, we see the story of a decline of a nation. They go from being a wealthy favored nation to losing it all and becoming slaves. There is much we can learn from this historic book of the Bible.

    Introduction: 1 Kings is written about events that happened about 1000 BC. Life was very different then which makes some of what we read in 1 Kings hard to understand and relate to. Even so, there is much that we can learn from this historical book of the Bible. In it we see the story of decline ...read more

  • My Three Sons

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,214 views

    Dramatic monologue as if David were speaking: he starved emotionally his son Adonijah, he indulged his son Solomon, and he distanced himself from his son Absalom.

    "Bless the Lord, 0 my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, 0 my soul, and do not forget all his benefits ... as a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him." As a father has compassion for his children … When I ...read more

  • David Makes Solomon King Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Sep 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,911 views

    Lessons from the end of David’s life.

    Introduction: A. A precocious 10 year-old asked her grandmother, “Grandma, how old are you?” 1. Well, honey, when you’re my age, you don’t share your age with just anybody.” 2. “Please, I won’t tell,” said the granddaughter. 3. “No, it’s my secret,” said her grandmother. 4. About 20 minutes ...read more

  • The Complications Of Neglect Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 8, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,251 views

    Although doing nothing can sometimes be the best choice, more often people do nothing, not out of choice, but out of fear, neglect, or procrastination; as a result, others needlessly suffer.

    The Complications of Neglect (I Kings 1) Reception Grade (how my people responded; alertness, compliments, relevance, etc.): A+ 1. One of the lowest feelings in life is when we create problems for other people. 2. Back when I was in college…ECAP…Jim typed up key punch cards….one computer ...read more

  • David Gives Up His Throne Series

    Contributed by David Rigg on Aug 2, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,461 views

    Here's a sermon to preach if you have several people in your church at retirement age.

    David Gives Up His Throne 1 Kings 1:28-35 28 Then King David answered and said, "Call Bathsheba to me." So she came into the king's presence and stood before the king. 29And the king took an oath and said, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from every distress, 30just as I swore to ...read more

  • Ambition Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 10,006 views

    Improper and self-centered ambitions do not honor God and ultimately are destructive.

    #2005-41 Sermon Series: Find Your Focus Title: Ambition Text: I Kings 1:5-10, 49-52; 2:21-24 Truth: Improper and self-centered ambitions do not honor God and ultimately are destructive. (Outline from Lifeway.) Aim: to help you keep your ambitions in line with the Lord’s purposes. Life ...read more

  • David’s Four Lambs

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 10, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,084 views

    God’s words through Nathan cut like a knife to the core of David’s heart. His penitent prayer is recorded in Psalm 51. As a result of his confession and his plea for mercy, God revoked part of David’s judgment (See vv. 5 & 13). David would not die as a re

    Intro: Read vv. 6-7 (cf. Exo. 22:1). God’s words through Nathan cut like a knife to the core of David’s heart. His penitent prayer is recorded in Psalm 51. As a result of his confession and his plea for mercy, God revoked part of David’s judgment (See vv. 5 & 13). David would not die as a result of ...read more

  • Solomon For King Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 5, 2010
     | 2,774 views

    Things aren't always simple in leadership but we need to do all we can to make things right in the end.

    You probably heard this week that the Rudd government are delaying the introduction of Carbon trading as a result of the Global Financial Crisis. This is quite an about-face for a government that prided itself on its environmental policy, but of course it was forced on them by external ...read more

  • The Past Has No Future Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,778 views

    Kings of Judah, Part 1: "Solomon" - Sermon 1

    THE PAST HAS NO FUTURE (1 KINGS 1:11-22, 41-53) I went to my psychiatrist to be psychoanalyzed, To find out why I killed the cat and blacked my husband’s eyes. He laid me on a downy couch to see what he could find, And here’s what he dredged up from my subconscious mind. When I was one, my ...read more

  • Death Of David.

    Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Mar 25, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,086 views

    Everybody dies - even Kings like David.

    Admin OptionsFeature Edit Discussion Close Discussion Add Tags Cancel Delete Discussion Intro: 1. Of all the Psalms that David wrote, I think the one that is best known and loved and best reflects his over all life is Psa.23. Psalms 23:1-6 (AMP) 1 THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, ...read more

  • David's Undisciplined Son Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Feb 12, 2013
     | 2,725 views

    One of the greatest gifts you could ever give your children is to teach them biblical obedience through godly, loving discipline. Let’s examine three aspects of this.

    David’s Undisciplined Son 1 Kings 1 Introduction: 1. David had a son named Adonijah who decided that he would take advantage of his dad’s failing health and old age. He began to plot how he could make himself king and put himself on the throne. vs. 5-7 • This young man ...read more

  • The Perpetual Virginity Of Mary And The Kingship Of Jesus

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 3, 2018
     | 467 views

    The perpetual virginity of Mary, which was believed by the Church throughout its existence with almost no question, and even believed by the original Protestant reformers, is a basic Christian doctrine. To deny this is to deny the kingship of Jesus.

    Friday of 17th Week in Course Importance of Mary’s Perpetual Virginity So let’s suppose I got on the radio here in San Antonio and said: “people of South Texas, the Lord says to you today that your sins are crying out to heaven for punishment. If you do not heed God’s Law, close down all ...read more