Sermons

Why? (Psalm 52; 1 Samuel 21:1–9; 22:9–23)

Both pride and love can drive us to do things that don’t make sense, but in very different ways.

I.    WHEN YOU ARE YOUR OWN REFUGE (VV. 1-5, 7; 1 SAMUEL 21:1-9; 22:9-19)
    A.    King Saul’s Obsession
    B.    Doeg’s Deceit
    C.    Why? (v. 1)

II.    WHEN GOD IS YOUR REFUGE (VV. 6-9)
    A.    Making God His Refuge (v. 7)
    B.    Trusting the Steadfast Love of God (vv. 8-9; 1 Samuel 22:20-23)

III.    THREE (OR FOUR) IMPORTANT WHY’S (V. 1)
    A.    Why Choose Evil Over Mercy and Grace? (v. 1)
    B.    Why Offer Grace to Those Who Afflict You? (v. 1)
    C.    The Great Why (John 3:16)
    D.    Why We Eat (v. 8)