MIGHTY

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MIGHTY

2 Samuel 23:8-12,
8 These are the names of David’s mighty warriors: Josheb-Basshebeth, a
Tahkemonite, was chief of the Three; he raised his spear against eight hundred
men, whom he killed in one encounter. 9 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the
Ahohite. As one of the three mighty warriors, he was with David when they
taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas Dammim for battle. Then the Israelites
retreated, 10 but Eleazar stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his
hand grew tired and froze to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory
that day. The troops returned to Eleazar, but only to strip the dead. 11 Next to him
was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines banded together at
a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops fled from
them. 12 But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and
struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory.

1. GET THE MOST OUT OF THE LITTLE WE HAVE

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 NKJV,
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down
strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself
against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the
obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your
obedience is fulfilled.

Matthew 19:26,
26 Jesus looked at them and said,“With man this is impossible, but with God all
things are possible.”

Mark 9:23,
23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus.“Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Luke 18:27,
27 Jesus replied,“What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

Romans 4:21,
20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was
strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God
had power to do what he had promised.

2 Corinthians 12:10,
10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in
persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Samuel 23:9-10,
9 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty
warriors, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas
Dammim for battle. Then the Israelites retreated, 10 but Eleazar stood his ground
and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword.
The Lord brought about a great victory that day. The troops returned to Eleazar,
but only to strip the dead.

2. STAND FIRM WHILE OTHER’S RETREAT

2 Samuel 23:11-12,
11 Next to him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines
banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops
fled from them. 12 But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He
defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great
victory.

3. DEFEND THE SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFCANT

2 Samuel 23:13-17,
13 During harvest time, three of the thirty chief warriors came down to David at
the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of
Rephaim. 14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison
was at Bethlehem. 15 David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get
me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!” 16 So the three
mighty warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near
the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it;

instead, he poured it out before the Lord. 17 “Far be it from me, Lord, to do this!”
he said. “Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?” And David
would not drink it. Such were the exploits of the three mighty warriors.

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You're The Man

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You're The Man

2 Samuel 11:1-15,
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the
king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and
besieged Rabbah. 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, “She is 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. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly
uncleanness.) 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 David was told, “Uriah did not go home.” So he asked Uriah, “Haven’t you
just come from a military campaign? Why didn’t you go home?” 11 Uriah said to
David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander
Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my
house to eat and drink and make love to 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 out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw
from him so he will be struck down and die.”

2 Samuel 11:26-27,
26 When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for
him. 27 After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house,
and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done
displeased the Lord.

 

TO GUARD AGAINST WHAT YOU DON’T WANT, YOU NEED A STRONG
REPRESENTATION OF WHAT YOU DO WANT!

BE WHERE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE, WHEN YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE
THERE, DOING WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING

Matthew 7:1-5,
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others,
you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no
attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me
take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own
eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will
see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

2 Samuel 12:1-10,
The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two
men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had a very large
number of sheep and cattle, 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe
lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It
shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a
daughter to him. 4 “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man
refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the
traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the
poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.” 5 David burned with
anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man
who did this must die! 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did
such a thing and had no pity.” 7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This
is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I
delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8 I gave your master’s house to you, and your
master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had
been too little, I would have given you even more. 9 Why did you despise the word
of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite
with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house,
because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

YOU’RE THE MAN!

1 Corinthians 10:12-13,
12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No
temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is
faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you
are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

2 Samuel 12:13,
13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied,
“The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die.

2 Samuel 12:24-29,
24 Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to
her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The Lord loved
him; 25 and because the Lord loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet
to name him Jedidiah. 26 Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites
and captured the royal citadel. 27 Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, “I
have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply. 28 Now muster the rest of
the troops and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will take the city, and
it will be named after me.” 29 So David mustered the entire army and went to
Rabbah, and attacked and captured it.

THE GOD OF RESTORATION

2 Samuel 11:1,
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the
king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and
besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.

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