Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: david
Joel Osteen (March-16-2023) Daily Devotional: Be a David. Today's Inspiration Word.
Today's Scripture: 2 Kings 19:34, NIV - I will defend this city and save it, for my sake and for the sake of David my servant.
Today's Word: Over three hundred years after David died, eight generations later, his descendant King Hezekiah and the city of Jerusalem were surrounded by a huge Assyrian army. It looked as though Hezekiah was done, but God sent an angel who destroyed 185,000 of the enemy troops. In a split second the army was defeated and the nation was saved. I can imagine Hezekiah asking, “God, what did I do to deserve this favor?” God answered, in effect, “Hezekiah, it wasn’t anything you did. It was for the sake of my servant David. He stored up mercy for you three hundred years ago. You’re walking in the blessing that he deposited into your account.”
Be a David. Start a blessing. You can pass down blessings, favor, generosity, and faithfulness for generations to come. Or you can pass down dysfunction, bitterness, and mediocrity. Start the blessing, start the favor, start the freedom. God is counting on you to take your family to a new level. Because of your faithfulness, they’re going to go further, accomplish more, and become all they were created to be.
Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for the possibility that the seeds of obedience and of helping others I am sowing today can continue to bless my descendants for many generations. Help me to be a David and leave a legacy that honors You and produces good fruit long after I am gone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Let God Fight For You - Jentezen Franklin. You have a Champion that fights for you even when you don’t deserve it. You’re not always the champion, you mess up sometimes, but God never does. You’re not great on your own. You’re not supposed to be like David. The real message is that we have a David. You’re not a champion; you have a champion.
Bothered By An Edge - Tim Dilena Sunday Sermon | July-31-2022. In "Bothered By An Edge", Pastor Tim Dilena talks about integrity through the story of David cutting off the edge of Saul's robe, emphasizing the importance of conviction from the Holy Spirit in a Christian's life.
Pull It Down - TD Jakes. Often, we find ourselves ruminating on what our future holds, but if we look closely at our history, we discover the details of our destiny. God uses where we’ve been to establish us in where we’re going. You may have been in a low place for a season, but that’s not your permanent destination. David started out a scuffling shepherd, but it prepared him to defeat the Jebusites when He became king over Israel. To get to your next level, you have to fight against your stronghold. Take it by force and pull it down until you are set free!
Joseph Prince (February-06-2023) Daily Devotional: The Secret of David
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Colossians 1:17–18
Have you ever wondered why God called David “a man after My own heart” (Acts 13:22)? What made him so special, and how can we also be a man or woman after God’s heart?
I believe David was special because he got hold of something that was of the greatest importance to God’s heart. He got hold of a divine thought and objective in God’s heart and made a vow to God in the wilderness to bring back the ark of the covenant to its rightful place among God’s people in Jerusalem (Ps. 132:1–5). Because David placed such importance on bringing back the ark, God considered him a man after His own heart.
For more than twenty years, King Saul had left the ark in a hilly place called Kirjath Jearim (1 Sam. 7:2). So David made it his passion to bring the ark to Mount Zion in Jerusalem, for the Lord had chosen Zion (which represents God’s grace, as opposed to Mount Sinai, which represents His law) as His dwelling place. God Himself said of Zion, “This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it” (Ps. 132:14).
When you understand the typology of the ark of the covenant, you will see that bringing the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem is the same as bringing Jesus Christ back into a place of prominence and making Him and His finished work the center of all our teaching and preaching and lives.
This was the secret to David’s blessings. He pursued the ark of the covenant and God called him a man after His own heart. Today, you too can be a man or woman after God’s own heart. You can pursue Jesus and bring Him back into the center of your life. Make Jesus the centerpiece of every aspect of your life.
When Gillian from New Jersey and her husband started doing this, not only did it make their relationship stronger, but one blessing after another came into their lives. Round about the time they were introduced to the gospel of grace through my television broadcast, Gillian and her husband were struggling to conceive after being childless for all eleven years of their married life. They had tried all means, including in vitro fertilization, and Gillian was finally told that between her system being “so messed up” and her husband being diagnosed with a low sperm count, diabetes, and other diseases, they could never have a child on their own.
“But we watched you every morning,” Gillian told me, “and as we listened, we got a better and better understanding of God’s grace. Your sermons always teach us to put Jesus in the center of our lives, and so we started doing that. We began to believe that Jesus has paid the full price for us to have whatever we need through Him. We would see Him and His finished work in our relationship with each other and in our challenges.”
Well, as Gillian gave the Lord center place by giving heed to the hearing of His Word, she heard me speak in one of my sermons of an anointing to have children. She shared, “Instantly, I believed it and received it into my spirit. Pastor Prince, I am now six weeks pregnant. What medical science could not do, our beautiful Savior did! Praise the Lord! Not only that, but God has also been increasing my business to the extent that I need new equipment now, and I have no doubt He will supply it all. We know we are truly God’s beloved.”
What an awesome testimony! My friend, like Gillian and her husband, make Jesus, His finished work, and His grace, the center of everything in your life. Make Him the center of your marriage, family, career, and finances, and allow the fullness of His blessings to flow in your life today!
The Bible Project (September-14-2021) Watch Movie: David the Priestly King. By the time Israel becomes a nation, their priesthood is already totally corrupt. So the people ask for a king to lead them and God anoints David. In this video, we’ll explore David’s role as a priestly king and his failure to live up to this calling. The story of David ultimately points to the arrival of Jesus, the true royal priest who will bring the blessings of Eden and restore humans to their divine calling.