A Spiraling King | Brian Sorgenfrei

 Scripture Reference: 2 Samuel 11:1-27

It’s revealing that the name of God is almost completely absent in this dark chapter of David’s life. Instead of reflecting the generous and loving heart of God, David commits heinous sin. It’s a window into the workings of sin. When your chief goal is to avoid being caught rather than enjoy being forgiven, you will never have true security.

Sermon Points:

  • The Setting (vv. 1-2)
  • The Spiral (vv. 1-27)
  • The Displeasure (v. 27)

A King Of Kindness | Brian Sorgenfrei

Scripture Reference: 2 Samuel 9:1-13

In the timetable of the Scriptures, shortly after David receives God’s overwhelming covenant promises, the king looks to display covenant kindness to another person. David makes a man named Mephibosheth the object of his kindness and lavish generosity. The freedom and security that Mephibosheth finds as the recipient of the king’s undeserved favor is a window into the freedom and security we long for found in Jesus Christ.

Sermon Points:

  1. The King’s Kindness Goes to the “Unlikely” (vv. 1-3)
  2. The King’s Kindness Gives a New Identity (vv. 7-11)
  3. The King’s Kindness Gives a Transforming Security (vv. 8, 13)

The Rescuing King | Brian Sorgenfrei

 Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 30:1-25

David finds himself in a dark and desperate situation. His response demonstrates for us the kind of King we can trust in our own desperate situations. We need a king who conquers evil and is overflowing with loving generosity.

Sermon Points:

  1. The Distress (vv. 1-8)
  2. The Rescue (vv. 7-20)
  3. The Generosity (vv. 21-31)

Christology: Jesus – In You & Coming Again | Brian Sorgenfrei

The Apostle Paul writes “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Phil. 3:8). Does that sound like religious hyperbole? It’s been said that “the center, the jewel in the crown of Christianity is not just an idea, a system or a thing; it is not even’the gospel’ as such. It is Jesus Christ.”

 Teaching: Brian Sorgenfrei

The King Who Resists Temptation | Brian Sorgenfrei

 Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 24:1-22

David finds himself in a wilderness on the run from king Saul, which is always a place of temptation. David remarkably resists an alluring temptation to take matters into his own hands with an enemy. David’s remarkable actions show us the pathway of resisting our own temptations by entrusting himself to the eternal King who is the righteous and wise judge.

Sermon Points:

  • The Place of Temptation (vs. 1-3)
  • The Temptation (vs. 4)
  • The Victory over Temptation (vs. 4-15)
  • The Power over Temptation (vs. 12, 15)