Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Sermon Outline: What Is Normal?

“What Is Normal?”
2 Samuel 5:17-25

     2 Samuel 5:17-25, “When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard of it, he went down to the stronghold. [18] Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim. [19] Then David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into my hand?” And the LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.” [20] So David came to Baal-perazim and defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim. [21] They abandoned their idols there, so David and his men carried them away.
     [22] Now the Philistines came up once again and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim. [23] When David inquired of the LORD, He said, “You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees. [24] It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.” [25] Then David did so, just as the LORD had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.”

I. An Abnormal Battle 2 Samuel 5:17-25

1 Chronicles 14:14; Acts 13:22

II. An Abnormal Bible  
     Exodus 14:21-27, “Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. [22] The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. [23] Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. [24] At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. [25] He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.” [26] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen.” [27] So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.”
     Matthew 12:9-14, “[Jesus] went into their synagogue. [10] And a man was there whose hand was withered. And [the religious leaders] questioned Jesus, asking, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse Him. [11] And He said to them, “What man is there among you who has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out? [12] “How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” [13] Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand!” He stretched it out, and it was restored to normal, like the other. [14] But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.”

Isaiah 55:8-9

Conclusion: Proverbs 3:5; 16:2-3


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