Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove
Faith Bible Church
Sun, Feb. 21, 2010
Salvation (John 3:16, 36); Sanctification (Jn 13:6-10), Maturation (Acts 20:28-32).
LIFE OF DAVID – Part 1
Introduction: Supergrace David vss Reversionistic King Saul
A. Our context in building Christian philosophy through history of the Messiah.
1. 1st Prophecy: Gen 3:15 – Messiah: Seed of the Woman.
2. 2nd Prophecy: Gen 22:18 – Messiah: Seed of Abraham.
3. 3rd Prophecy: Gen 49:10 – Messiah: Seed of Judah.
4. 4th Prophecy: Numbers 23-24 - Messiah: King (Balaam’s prophecy).
5. 5th Prophecy, Dt 18:15-19: Messiah: Prophet like Moses
6. 6th Prophecy, 1 Chronicles: 17:10b-14: Messiah: Davidic Covenant
B. David, the supergrace believer vss Saul the reversionistic believer.
1. God’s removal of reversionistic Saul, Acts 13:22.
2. God’s selection/promotion of David, Acts 13:22; 1 Sam 16; Psa 78:70.
3. David, a man after God’s own heart (κατὰ τὴν καρδίαν μου).
4. Positive volition of David: “who will do all of my will,” Acts 13:22.
5. There are only two directions for the spiritual life: advancement into supergrace or fall down into reversionism, cf 2 Pet 3:18; Js 4:4-8.
6. David is the supreme example of supergrace whereas Saul is the supreme example of reversionism.
7. The three stages of divine discipline in reversionism.
a) 1st stage: knocking at the door, Rev 3:20.
b) 2nd stage: Intensive discipline, Heb 12:4-17.
c) 3rd stage: Sin unto death, 1 Jn 5:16.
8. Reversionism of Saul.
a) King Saul began reversionism by ignoring the WOG, 1 Sam 13:9-14. He was told to kill the enemy.
b) King Saul moved into greater reversionism by ignoring the will of God, 1 Sam 15:3, 9; 22-23.
c) Due to persistent reversionism, Saul is rejected by the Lord, 1 Sam 15:35: 16:1, 6ff.
d) Due to persistent reversionism, Saul died a miserable SUD, 1 Chron 10:13-14.
9. Supergrace of David.
a) Principle of supergrace, Js 4:6; 2 Pet 3:18.
b) David grew in grace by growing persistently in BD in youth.
c) By growing spiritually David gained the capacity for God to release the supergrace escrow blessings.
10. God’s Word; growth in grace; the edification complex of the soul; and supergrace, Acts 20:28-32; James 4:6
a) BD in the soul is the basis for success in life, 3 Jn 1:2.
b) The edification of the soul: salvation, GO, MDL, agape RMA mental attitude love, capacity of love (1,2,3) and life, and +H (supergrace), Eph 3:14-20.
c) It is in supergrace that the believer gains tremendous capacity for life and the blessings of God and shares the happiness of God in +H.
C. Panoramic View of David’s Life (Psa 78:70-72).
1. From birth to thirty: Triumph!!!!
c. Fugitive testing years.
2. From 30 to 70: Tragedy and recovery.
a. Bathsheba, 2 Sam 11:1-5.
c. Recovery, Psa 32; 51; 2 Sam 12.
D. David’s blessings and promotions vividly illustrate that the POG is all about the grace and supergrace from God – not about the merit of man, 1 Cor 1:26-29.
1. The POG does not depend upon human wisdom, 1 Cor 1:26.
2. The POG does not depend upon human strength, 1 Cor 1:26.
3. The POG does not depend upon the nobility of man, 1 Cor 1:26.
4. The POG gives wisdom to the foolish, 1:27
5. The POG gives strength to the weak, 1:27.
6. The POG gives dignity to the debased, 1:28.
7. The POG gives glory to the despised, 1:28;
8. The POG excludes all human merit and all human boasting, 1:29.
E. David’s heart (core-reality thinking) after and according to God.
1. Heart that loved Bible doctrine, Psalm 1; 37:4.
2. Heart of consistent Fellowship with God, 1 Sam 13:14; 2 Chron 16:9.
3. Heart of sanctification, Psa 23:1.
4. Heart of patience regarding the POG.
5. Heart of humility, Psa 78:70; 89:19-21.
6. Heart of integrity, Psa 78:72.
7. Heart of capacity for solitude.
8. Heart of capacity for obscurity.
9. Heart of capacity for monotony.
10. Heart of courage, 1 Sam 17:33-37.
11. Heart of faithfulness.
12. Heart with capacity for promotion.
13. Heart of faith in the Lord, Psa 37:3-5; 1 Sam 17:47.
14. Heart oriented to authority.
15. Heart of contentment.