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  • How To Avoid Getting Off Track – King David’s Sin: Bathsheba

    How To Avoid Getting Off Track – King David’s Sin: Bathsheba

      Transcript: Welcome to another episode of Inspired Word with T.K. I’m your host T.K. Chapin and today we’re going to look at David and Bathsheba. While this topic is a bit sad it’s a lesson for us all when it comes to matters of the heart, matters of sin; and I’ve been studying this in my morning devotions and it was something I wanted to share with you. You know a lot of times we struggle with understanding what God’s will is. A lot of times bad things happen and we aren’t sure why, whether it’s a death of relationship, whether it’s a death of our marriage, or a certain area of our life—we suffer. And the good news, the gospel, is that Jesus raises the dead. So whether you have a broken relationship, whether you have a broken marriage, whether you’re struggling with some kind of sin and you just feel dead, and you feel like you’re at the end of yourself. Go ahead and turn in your Bible if you have it handy to 2 Samuel 11, it’s where the reading will be today. And let’s just go through it together and see what we can gleam from David and Bathsheba. Verse 1: ‘In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.’ David had a lot of success. Everything he did was blessed in the previous chapters. You can go back and read it to see all the achievements that he was doing. He was rocking, rocking it, and it was because the Lord was him. He did more for Israel than any person up to that point as far as kings go. But in this first verse we see that David took a step back from what he was supposed to be doing and took some “me” time. “Me” time is something that’s really easy to fall into. I write a lot of books, but a lot of times I’ve caught myself doing this several times. After a book is released I’ll take time to just step back, and while it can seem like an okay thing to do, it can get us off track right.Read more…

  • 5 Ways To Lose Yourself and Gain Jesus

    5 Ways To Lose Yourself and Gain Jesus

      We as Christians are instructed in the Bible to lose ourselves. Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s going on inside of us and in our minds that we forget who Jesus really is. He’s our salvation, our peace and our understanding. It’s through the Scripture that we are taught by God how to lose ourselves and gain Jesus. Today I want to go over five different areas in which you can lose yourself and gain Jesus. These are short and to the point. It’s a great way to realign your thinking for the day or gain Biblical insight you weren’t previously aware of. If you enjoy this read, please share, like and comment.     1.) Realize it’s not about YOU anymore I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 When Christ was nailed up on that cross of Calvary, He died not only for our sins, but for us. We are bought and paid for in full. We are His and we belong to Him. When we realize that our life isn’t our own post-conversion, we realize that He’s the one everything in this life is for. Being a mere instrument and tool for God’s work is a blessing and should be a focus of every Christian’s mind day in and day out. The world has a tendency to focus on the “me” aspect of our daily lives and Jesus says “No” to that. It’s not about the difficulties you’re struggling with, it’s not about the hardships you’re having, it’s about focusing our sights on the Lord and believing in Him and trusting in His strength alone.Read more…