Weakness: An Opportunity for the Gospel

Weakness Opportunity for the Gospel1 Kings 1 tells the story of Adonijah, son of David and Haggith, who “exalted himself, saying, ‘I will be king'” when his father was “old and advanced in years” (1 Kings 1:5).

By the time the chapter is over, Adonijah is holding onto the horns of an altar in fear of Solomon his brother (1 Kings 1:49-51).

Is there anything we can learn from this man’s example?

  1. Like Adonijah, I am guilty of treason against the true and rightful King (Psa 81:8-16).
  2. As was the case with Adonijah, there are consequences for my self-inauguration (Hos 8:1-14).
  3. Like Adonijah, I should come face-to-face with my weaknesses (Isa 6:1-5).
  4. Like Adonijah, mercy from the King is my only hope (Psa 143).
  5. As was the case with Adonijah, the King has a choice as to how he will respond to my treason (Rom 5:6-11).

This sermon was delivered on August 25, 2013.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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