Topic: AM Service Passage: 2 Samuel 3:1–3:39
It is often tough to wait for God to fulfill His promises. We read in God’s Word that He has promised to bless His people, but when we look at the world around us, those promises seem very far away. Jesus came and announced that the “Kingdom of God is at hand,” and yet our culture and society mock Jesus and His Kingdom in so many ways. If we are not careful, we can despair of Jesus transforming this world. The life and reign of David give us insight into how we should think about God’s Kingdom. Even when it looks unlikely for God’s promises to be fulfilled, God is at work, using His means and His timing to bring them about. We know that David is to be the king of all Israel – but how will that happen with power-hungry generals, a divided people, and revenge-seeking warriors in the way? We must know that God will bring about an “Unlikely Fulfillment” (2 Samuel 3:1-39).
I. Promise and Providence (3:1-11)
II. Promise and Politics (3:12-27)
III. Promise and Peace (3:28-39)