Sermon / Guest Preacher Rev. Jim Chimirri-Russell / March 15th 2017 - / 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 6th Commandment, Wednesday Midweek Lenten Service
(The focus for our Wednesday evening Services, and for Holy Week and Easter, will be the 10 Commandments. Local pastors were provided with a sermon corresponding to their assigned commandment, the sermons are from a sermon series, written by Rev. Brent Kuhlman for Concordia Pulpit Resources, which our Circuit selected for us to use in our Lenten Services. Pastors were encouraged to use as much or as little as they liked from the Pr. Kuhlman’s sermon series)
Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Guest Preacher Rev. Jim Chimirri-Russell / Wednesday March 15th 2017: Lent / 2nd Samuel 11:1-5 "The Desires of Sinners and the Faithfulness of Christ"
In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.
It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.” (2 Samuel 11:1-5)
Rev. Jim Chimirri-Russell is pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Regina Saskatchewan Canada.