Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
October 27, 2013
2 Samuel 23 1 Now these be the last words of
David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man
who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God
of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,
God raised David up from being the lowliest son
of a common man
To become the anointed king of Israel
And the beloved psalmist of the people of God.
God can make us to be anything He wants us to be.
If you will let Him have His Way with you.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) For I know the plans I
have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and
come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me
with all your heart.
When we turn from sin unto righteousness.
When we let God have His Way with us.
You will seek Me and find Me when you seek
Me with all your heart.
God does not honor nor bless a
half-hearted Christian or effort.
Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and His
Word was in my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said,
the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over
men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 4 And
he shall be as the light of the morning, when the
sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the
tender grass springing out of the earth by clear
shining after rain.
God spoke to David through the Holy Spirit,
And He spoke by David to the people of Israel.
One who leads others as God leads him is as a
sunrise without clouds.
He is as the beauty of a day after the rain.
Whether he be a king, leading a nation.
A pastor leading a church.
A husband leading his family.
God honors him, and he should be held in high
esteem by those who follow him.
1 Corinthians 11 1 Be ye followers of me, even as I
also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that
ye remember me in all things, and keep the
ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I
would have you know, that the head of every man
is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man;
and the head of Christ is God.
All of life needs to be in godly order, with leaders
leading in godliness and followers who obey God.
A leader must be out in
front, showing the way.
It’s impossible to
lead from behind.
Not a boss; a leader.
You can’t lead from the bed.
my house be not so with God; yet He
hath made with me an everlasting covenant,
ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my
salvation, and all my desire, although He make it
not to grow. 6 But the sons of Belial shall be all of
them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be
taken with hands:
They tear the hand.
David knew that his house wasn’t perfect, but God
had granted him grace in an eternal covenant.
David always repented; his sins broke his heart.
He didn’t feel justified in his sin.
the man that shall touch them (the sons of
Belial – the wicked) must be fenced with iron and
the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned
with fire in the same place.
Those who hang with the wicked
will be like a man handling thorn
bushes with no protection.
In contrast to the harm that wicked men do, there
are good men who are a blessing to be with.
be the names of the mighty men (warriors,
champions) whom David had: The Tachmonite that
sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same
was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against
eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.
Adino was the first of the top three champions.
These were good men -- men whom David could
depend on in times of trouble. Dependability
God gave them supernatural strength and
agility to fight against David’s enemies.
after him was Eleazar the son
of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the
three mighty men with David, when
they defied the Philistines that were
there gathered together to battle, and
the men of Israel were gone away:
10 He arose, and smote the Philistines
until his hand was weary, and his
hand clave unto the sword: and the
LORD wrought a great victory that
day; and the people returned after
him only to spoil.
The troops had run like
chickens, but Eleazar
stood like a rock.
He fought until his hand
froze to the sword.
and the LORD wrought a great victory that day;
Eleazar fought with all his might, but
The Lord gave the victory!
and the people returned after him only to spoil.
That is too often the case.
During times when the battle gets tough, a lot of
people desert the battlefield,
Going somewhere easier to enjoy.
Then, when the battle is over and the victory is
won, they come back to enjoy the spoils.
The easy blessings.
So, what do we do when they come back?
Just as the deserters were allowed to return and
reap the spoils of the battle against the Philistines,
Welcome those back who return to the church.
1 Thessalonians 5 14 Now we exhort you, brethren,
warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded (timid), support the weak, be patient
toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil
unto any man; but ever follow that which is good,
both among yourselves, and to all men.
Let us be as David’s mighty men :
Champions of Christ.
We don’t fight against flesh and blood; we fight
against spiritual wickedness.
We don’t need to be strong physically, but we must
be spiritually strong in the Power of God’s Might.