Summary: This message deals with David & Bathsheba.
SPIDERMAN & THE WEB
BIBLICAL STUDY: DAVID & BATHSHEBA
TOPIC: SEX & OTHER STUFF
INTRO: 5 years ago, my favorite Superhero was Superman. The Man of Steel, man he could do anything. What is your favorite Superhero? (allow talk here). But, I now have a new favorite…Spiderman. Just by watching the three movies is absolutely thrilling. And seeing the Sandman in the latest movie, I thought it was by far the coolest movie in superhero movie history (of course I haven’t seen Dark Knight yet).
TRANSITION: I like the fact that he desires to do good, but just can’t seem to get a handle on his life, his purpose, and sometimes ends up getting sort of stuck in his own web of life. Today, we are going to look at someone in the Bible who is also a Godly man, but tends to get stuck in a web.
BIBLE VERSE: 2 Samuel 11:1-17
1 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged. But David remained in Jerusalem.
2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, 3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, "Isn’t this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" 4 Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (She had purified herself from her uncleanliness.[a]Then, she went back home. 5 The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, "I am pregnant."
6 So David sent this word to Joab: "Send me Uriah the Hittite." And Joab sent him to David. 7 When Uriah came to him, David asked him how Joab was, how the soldiers were and how the war was going. 8 Then David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house and wash your feet." So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king was sent after him. 9 But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servants and did not go down to his house.
10 When David was told, "Uriah did not go home," he asked him, "Haven’t you just come from a distance? Why didn’t you go home?"
11 Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my master Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open fields. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and lie with my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!"
12 Then David said to him, "Stay here one more day, and tomorrow I will send you back." So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 13 At David’s invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk. But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master’s servants; he did not go home.
14 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. 15 In it he wrote, "Put Uriah in the front line where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.
16 So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were. 17 When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David’s army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died.