Markham Bible Chapel

Bible Teaching for the Whole Family

Markham Bible Chapel is an autonomous Christian church located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. We seek to serve the Lord Jesus Christ by providing warm fellowship and insightful Bible teaching for everyone in your family. We would love for you to join us!

Scottlea - Session Three (Saturday evening)

Recap from last time: meekness is strength under control Conclusion: the man of God waits for the Lord to take up his cause Conclusion: the Lord will work to keep the man after his own heart from sin


2 Samuel 11-12 • Setting: politically - year before (10:14) - springtime (11:1a) - the king (11:1) - early success (11:1c) • just because you're successful once, doesn't guarantee success the next time • it is inappropriate to be spiritually lazy • knowledge is not the same as doing (action) • a lack of engagement leads to serious problems

Setting: personally - insomnia (v2) - typical when too much time is at hand - imperfect occasion - - inquiry (3) • it is unacceptable to flirt with sin, like David did • he desires, he sleeps with another man's wife, a baby happens as a result • this starts an avalanche of lies

Cover-up plan #1 - report: fake interest in the welfare of the battle and the troops - David fails to be convicted by Uriah's gentle rebuke

Cover-up plan #2 - asks Uriah to stay - tries to get him drunk - Uriah doesn't go home

• David plays Uriah like a pawn in his devious scheme to get him killed on the front line of the battle • David is now caught in his sinful spiral of deceit and hypocrisy • we all have issue of trying to cover since

• enter Nathan to bring David's sin to light • suddenly David has a sense of right and wrong • sin causes us not to be able to focus and to create more and more cover-ups to disguise sin

• David admits,"I have sinned." - the hardest words in one's life to speak - Saul never said anything like this...but David does - the man (person) after God's own heart confesses his (their) failures and faults

• God still desires the posture of brokenness (admission, confession, repentance)

Bible Teaching for the Whole Family