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  • Lust For Power - Adonijah Series

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Aug 19, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,781 views

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

  • We Don't Need More Pretenders Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 3, 2016
     | 1,792 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.

    You can listen to the full message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/listen-to-a-sermon-series/kings-series/ Message 1 Kings 1:5-2:10 “We Don’t Need More Pretenders” Last week we learnt two important truths about 1 & 2 Kings. That the book gives us a very selective account history … 400 years covered ...read more

  • The Horns Of The Altar

    Contributed by Darin Gary on Sep 25, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,693 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
     | 3,284 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
     | 4,417 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

  • Ms. Israel

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Sep 21, 2018
     | 666 views

    A study in the book of 1 Kings 1: 1 – 53

    1 Kings 1: 1 – 53 Ms. Israel 1 Now King David was old, advanced in years; and they put covers on him, but he could not get warm. 2 Therefore his servants said to him, “Let a young woman, a virgin, be sought for our lord the king, and let her stand before the king, and let her care for him; and let ...read more

  • David Makes Solomon King Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,398 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 7, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,415 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
     | 5,883 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

  • The Teflon Don

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Sep 23, 2018
     | 417 views

    A study in the book of 1 Kings 2: 1 – 46

    1 Kings 2: 1 – 46 The Teflon Don 2 Now the days of David drew near that he should die, and he charged Solomon his son, saying: 2 “I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. 3 And keep the charge of the LORD your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, ...read more

  • Ambition Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Oct 17, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,305 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
     | 2,348 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

  • The Past Has No Future Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,052 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

  • David's Four Lambs

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 114 ratings
     | 5,896 views

    David compounded the tragic consequences of his sin by his pious act in imposing judgment, not realizing that he was, in fact, passing judgment upon himself and his family.

    DAVID’S FOUR LAMBS “Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him: "There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds. "But the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and ...read more

  • Death Of David.

    Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Mar 25, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,249 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