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Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Chronicles 17

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Intro: David sitting in his house expressed to Nathan the prophet his desire to build God a house. Nathan encouraged him to do what was in his heart.
A. Great disappointment - "you are not to build a house."
1. His dreams and plans were shattered.
a. Sometimes we overreact to disappointment.
1. We start accusing God of horrible things.
2. How could God do this to me?
b. It is possible to have our hearts set upon something that is not God's will.
1. We may even receive confirmation.
2. Hard to discern God's will.
c. Some people's love and service for God is very tenuous.
1. As long as He goes along with their plan.
2. They are not really seeking God, they are just seeking a back-up man.
d. God's message not through yet.
B. Great grace.
1. "I took thee from the sheepcote."
a. You were just a shepherd, I made you a king.
b. In our disappointments, how easy it is for us to forget the good things God has done for us.
2. "I have been with thee."
a. Cut off enemies.
b. Made your name great.
c. Given you this land.
3. What is more, "I am going to build you a house.
a. Now God promises David that through him the Messiah is to come.
1. His kingdom and throne to be established forever.
2. He will build a house - Eph. 2:19-22
A. He was overwhelmed - God is too much.
1. "Who am I?"
a. These are the kinds of men upon whom God bestows His grace.
b. Some feel they deserve the best from God.
c. I look around at what God is doing and I ask who am I?
1. God has chosen ridiculous things to confound the wise.
2. God likes to keep them guessing.
2. "That you have brought me here."
a. To this place of authority.
b. To this place of luxury.
c. To this place of blessing.
B. And if that isn't already too much, you didn't even stop there.
1. You have spoken of what you yet intend to do in the future.
a. Look what God brought you out of.
b. Look what God has brought you into.
c. Look where God is taking us. "Beloved now are we the Sons of God... "Thanks be unto God who hath begotten.
C. "What more can I say, you know my heart."
1. Words become an inadequate means of expression.
2. David, one of the most articulate men in history, smitten speechless by the grace of God.
3. Oh God, you know my heart. Read the praises, blessings and thanksgiving that are written upon it.
Sermon Notes for 1 Chronicles 16:31 ← Prior Section
Sermon Notes for 1 Chronicles 19:10-13 Next Section →
Sermon Notes for 2 Kings 2:14 ← Prior Book
Sermon Notes for 2 Chronicles 1:7 Next Book →

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