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Summary: This message deals with David & Bathsheba.




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.


David’s First Problem…Doing Nothing: There are some older sayings from ages ago about “idol hands.” But in all actuality, there is a lot of truth about people who don’t do anything. When we are bored, we get into trouble.


TODAY: “THE SIT AROUND PERSON” Is more likely to try drugs, is more likely to not go to college, is more likely to become a video game addict, is more likely to be depressed, is more likely for a lot of things that are not beneficial to one’s life. David was bored and sitting around.

BIBLE VERSE: Proverbs 24:33-34: You sleep a little; you take a nap. You fold your hands and lie down to rest. Soon you will be as poor as if you had been robbed; you will have as little as if you had been held up.”

Looking Back at Scripture: Okay we see that David sinned. But what did he do before he sinned. He saw the sin and pursued it. He pursued it (repeat). Do you think most people who use drugs just get asked once and say, okay? Or do they secretly think about it for awhile and then decide to say yes?

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