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Sermon Outline - The Death of Absalom, 2 Samuel ch.18 v.33

Date23/05/2004
Time11:00
PreacherRev. Maurice Roberts, Inverness
Sermon TitleThe Death of Absalom
Text2 Samuel ch.18 v.33
Sermon ID852

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Introduction

  1. This is a sad text.
  2. It is sad in several ways.
  3. It has lessons for us all.
  1. WHAT A LOT OF SORROW WAYWARD CHILDREN BRING TO THEIR GODLY PARENTS!

    1. I remind you of the character of David.
    2. And the depth here of his sorrow.
    3. Why these tears? The death of such a son.
    4. This is a sorrow which other parents have.
    5. APPLICATION: Parents - lay this to heart.
    6. Young People - does this not move you?
      OBSERVE: How different this might have been if Absalom had obeyed God.
  2. HOW SAD IS THE DEATH OF THOSE WHO LIVE WITHOUT THE FEAR OF GOD

    1. I remind you of the sinful life of Absalom.
    2. Some sins were very heinous.
    3. God paid him back - the manner of death.
    4. "The wages of sin is death". Here illustrated.
    5. Many others have died such sad deaths.
    6. APPLICATION: Who wants such a death? The only sure remedy is faith in Christ.
  3. HOW GREAT IS THE LOVE OF CHRIST AS THIS IS SHOWN IN THE LIVES OF SPIRITUAL PEOPLE

    1. This is surely not just natural love.
    2. David's sorrow is complex (i) Absalom's tragic life (ii) David's sin (iii) spiritual love.
    3. Christians love the souls of others.
    4. APPLICATION: Because the love of Christ is in them.
    5. Do you have this love of souls?
    6. OBSERVE: See it in (i) Christ (ii) Paul
  4. HOW READY CHRIST IS TO SAVE EVEN THE VERY WORST OF MEN

    1. See Christ's tears over Jerusalem.
    2. See what sorts of people He saved.
    3. Christ loves to see penitent tears.
    4. Explain why (i) evidence of love to God (ii) self-hatred for sin
    5. APPLICATION: Have you ever wept for sin?
    6. Christ will receive every penitent sinner. Do you believe that?

CONCLUSION

What a sad death!
O make sure of your soul!


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