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How to Disciple a New Christian: Transcript of Day 35

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Here’s the transcript from day 35 of the NewStart Discipleship Program:


New Start Discipleship Day 35

Hey there welcome to New Start Discipleship room, we are in day 35. We're making progress, right? Carry on I’m proud of you for keeping going this far.

In II Samuel 5 and then 7 through 9 and 11 and 12, we have some kind of selected stories from the kingship, the rule of David. David, you've probably heard of David and Goliath, maybe you've read that and so we see that we don't really, we kind of skip over that story and get directly into his kingship into his reign. But it took years for David to become king after his time, where he served under Saul and killed the giant named Goliath.

So, these stories, is like in chapter 5, is where David becomes king over the nation of Israel after the death of Saul and kind of the fallout from that with his successor his Saul’s son who reigned and things like that. So, David becomes king and becomes king over a United Israel, United Kingdom, and as David is doing that there's some beautiful things like God made a promise to David, and this is very important in, he made a covenant. Remember the story of Abraham and the covenant that God made with Abraham.

So, God made a covenant with Abraham that through him, he was going to bless all the nations of the world and he was going to do this, make him a father of many people and he has done that, so we are spiritually his were part of the people of God, the outflow of Abraham by faith. And so, now God's going to make a covenant with David and that's a very important moment here is he makes what the theologians called the Davidic covenant, the covenant with David. And so when he makes this covenant, he makes some promises to David specifically he says that I am going to establish in II Samuel 7 in starting with verse number 11 he says I am going to establish a house for you and I will raise up offspring though to succeed you and then I’m going to raise up once, and he says your house verse 16

“Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me and your throne will be established forever

So, he promised David that he will never take his love away from him because of David’s passion for God, and his heart to know God and be like God and do God's will. He says I promise that I’m going to make forever, I’m going to make your kingdom last forever. Which is really pretty amazing and David responds to prayer and worship it tells some stories about David’s victories and then in chapter 11 and 12.

We get to a very sad story in David’s life and that is, his sin and fall is followed to sin with Bathsheba, and so with this woman he sees he's not really in a place he should be should have been out fighting with his men but instead he was staying behind and kind of living the life of luxury and he looks down sees a woman from the top of the castle, sees a woman and his heart is full of lust after her and he goes after her and brings her to the castle and commits adultery with her and so a very sad and broken chapter in David’s life.

Now several things I want to draw out of this, if you want to supplement your reading, now you're going to read in chapter 12 of your reading the day how Nathan, the prophet was sent to David to rebuke him and David was broken and sorry. If you want to supplement your reading you can read a chapter a song, a psalm that David wrote during that time and that is in Psalm 51.

So, he wrote a prayer a song of repentance and brokenness for what he had done. And David recognized in that he recognized that the sin that he had committed flowed out of a heart that was sinful from even before he was born. Which is an amazing idea, that the seeds of all sin are sewed in our hearts from the first moment. I will tell you two or three things; one God made a promise to David. Two, David failed and messed up and really rubbed his nose in the dirt he really did. But the next thing I want you to notice is that, God forgave David and even though there were difficulties and challenges in his life, God forgave David in kept his promises to David.

So, you promised that he would let David's descendant rule on the throne forever and he did. His name is Jesus. And so, I'm excited about that. All right, that's, that's where we're going to get to the New Testament. He's the king like David. He's the prophet like Moses. He's the king like David. And so, let's carry on and we'll get to we'll see you tomorrow.


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Darrell Stetler II serves as a pastor at the Bible Methodist Church in Southwest Oklahoma City. He says, “I create discipleship tools for small church pastors, to make them feel as though they have a discipleship pastor on staff!” He can be tempted by Krispy Kreme donuts and a cold glass of milk. :)


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