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Wellington Church (OLD)

The Deceiver Makes W. A. R. (Wickedness Appear Righteous)

Sermon Outline:

I. Absalom uses pious language to promote self interest

II. Absalom gives the appearance he is an obedient son

III. Absalom strategically sends spies to his power base

IV. Absalom gives impression monarchial powers are his

V. Absalom kept true intentions hidden from supporters

VI. Absalom solicits support from David’s trusted advisor

VII. Absalom steals hearts through deceptive appearances and promises

VIII. Absalom’s desire for power drives the legitimate king out of town

 

Lessons Learned:

1. Don’t be deceived by religious veneer, the Lord rejects the superficial

2. Don’t be discouraged by suffering; the Lord is sovereign so seek His favor