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  1. Nathan God’s Spokesman A prophet or spokesman for God In the days of David & Solomon History of Acts of David 2 Chr.29:29

  2. The Problem with David The Sin Bathsheba With Child The Attempted cover-up Brought Uriah Home Made him drunk Had him murdered

  3. “But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.” 2 Sam. 11:27b

  4. Nathan’s Parable II Samuel 12:1-9 Rich man and Poor Man Rich man had many in his flock Poor man had 1 lamb Rich man had guests Killed lamb of poor man for food

  5. Nathan’s Parable II Samuel 12:1-9 David’s Reaction Angry with the rich man Worthy of death Punishment should be death Restoration - 4 fold Exodus 22:1 - four sheep for a sheep

  6. Nathan’s Parable Thou art the man David You are the one who has done this Blessed by God Despised commandment Committed sin - murdered Penalty - sword shall not depart

  7. “And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.” 2 Sam. 12:13

  8. Lessons we can learn He was very Courageous Talking to the King Not afraid to do God’s will Heb. 11:32 - “prophets” “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.” 1 Cor. 16:13 NKJV

  9. Lessons we can learn A Man of Love Love to tell David about his sin Heb. 12:6-10 To say nothing = Hatred We cannot love someone and not tell them the truth.

  10. Lessons we can learn He was Uncompromising Temptation to white-wash / cover up He was the king - the leader God is no respecter of persons Did not compromise “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” Jude 3 NKJV

  11. Lessons we can learn A Parable is Effective To get an unwelcomed truth across David thought it was a genuine case David committed himself David passed judgment on himself “I have sinned.” 2 Sam. 12:13

  12. Nathan God’s Spokesman He was courageous He was a man of love He was uncompromising He used a Parable

  13. “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Rom. 15:4

  14. Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 706-855-1249 evanscoc@bellsouth.net www.evansgachurchofchrist.org Sunday Evening August 22, 2010