Sin Always Escalates

Tim Ferrara   -  

This sermon series, “From Creation to Christ”, has been amazing to see God’s plan from the beginning and rich tapestry of history and leads to and from Christ.  The Bible is filled with fallible people and we get to learn from their failures and their triumphs.  I am reminded of the verse:

‘These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! ‘ 1 Corinthians 10:11-12

This is a word of warning to us all, even those of us who have been Christians for decades.  This Sunday we will take a look at the life of David, specifically with his famous sin with Bathsheba.  You can read about this in 2 Samuel 11.  Keep in mind this takes place AFTER much of David’s life of victory against Goliath, trials in the desert on the run from Saul, and brining the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.  David sought after the presence of God which is why the first task after he became King was to go get the Ark for it was abandoned by Saul (1 Chron 13:3).

A previous sermon I preached covered the significance of the Tabernacle of David for today.   You can listen to that sermon here

So the question must be asked, how could David, filled with God’s anointing and a deep longing for His presence, make such a grievous sin that started with lust, but ended with adultery, betrayal, and even murder?

This Sunday we will answer that question and also explore intriguing parallels with the story of Uriah and Jesus the Messiah.

See you then,