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					          2 SAMUEL
          Chapter 23
     DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN

I.   INTRODUCTION

     A. Tonight 2Samuel 23.

      1. Subject, “David’s Mighty
      Men”.
a) The world remembers
    the super-stars.
b) Not many remember
    Blake Lewis.
c) Runner-up Miss-
America was last year.
d) Or second at the
Daytona 500.
  (1) Everyone
  remembers the star!
         (2) Not often anyone
             gets to the top
without              help from
others.
           (a) Michael Jordon
               had many
mentors.
           (b) Tiger Woods’ dad
               started him in
golf!
e) No one gets to the top
     without help.
  (1) Tonight a list of his
        best men.
  (2) Men the Lord
  allowed to be in David’s
  life.
  (3) Men of integrity and
  honor.
  B. A couple of questions:

      1. Have anyone like that in
      your life?
        a) Any “mighty men” or
            women in your life?
        b) Anyone to help you to
            be the best you can
be?
      2. Are you that for anyone
      a) Anyone that can count
      on you?
      b) Are you a person that
          tries to help others?

II. 2SAMUEL 23:1

   A. 2Samuel 23:1
    1. David never forgot his
       humble beginning.
    2. He never forgot who he
    was and how he began!

III. 2SAMUEL 23:2-7

   A. Verse 3
 1. Men and women
 committed to Ruling in the
 fear of God!
   a) What the Lord told
   David!

B. Verse 4

 1. But, David admits:
C. Verse 5

 1. God’s blessing has more
 to do with the Lord’s
 faithfulness that his own!
   a) The list of David’s
   mighty men.
      (1) This list might seem
      a little strange.
        (2) Transfer it to
        Memorial Day.
          (a) Remember heroes
              who gave the
ultimate              sacrifice.

IV. 2SAMUEL 23:8

   A. In war survival depends
   on death of the enemy.
    1. Anyone like this on your
    side?

V. 2SAMUEL 23:9-10

  A. “Israel had retreated”?

    1. David and 3 mighty men
    to fight Philistines alone!
a) Eleazar’s hand stuck to
the sword!
  (1) Speaks of great
  commitment!
  (2) When everyone ran –
      Eleazar fought.
  (3) Had to pry his hand
      off his sword.
    (a) Blessed if we have
        ONE like these!
        (i) Often have folks
        offer to “lend a hand”.
        (ii) Do I count cost and
             realize sacrifice is
 part            of the gift?”

VI. 2SAMUEL 23:11-12

   A. Another stood his ground
   and brought about victory.
VII. 2SAMUEL 23:13-17

   A. David “musing” about a
   drink from well of Bethlehem!

    1. They considered it an
    honor to do this for him.
    2. All 3 risked their lives to
    do this!
        a) David could not drink it
        b) David could give it as
            an offering to the
Lord.
        c) Equated with the blood
        of these 3 men.
          (1) Any wonder David
              became the man he
              was?
A. 2Samuel 23:18-39

 1. David saw Uriah as his
 enemy.
 2. He lists Uriah among
 his mighty men!

B. John Donne said “no
man is an island…”
       1. The Lord surrounded
       him with great people.
       2. Proverbs 27:5
       3. Proverbs 18:24
         a) Blessed of the Lord if
             we have friends that
will            stand beside us.

				
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