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International Sunday School Leasoi
tFor September 7th, 1952.
Memory Selection: 1Create in me
a clean heart, 0 God; and renew a
right spirit within me." IBsalm 1:
. Lesson Text! it Samuel 12: 1.7,
13.15; 16: 5-1318: 32-58; 19: 18-20;
Continuing our study of David, we!
find that as long as David kept close
to God, everything went along well.
However, sin entered into his life. He
saw and became enamoured of a very
beautiful woman. Inquiring as to who
she was, he learned that she was
Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, one of
his army officers.
Once ensnared, he drifted , deeper
and deeper into sin until he realised
that something would have to be done.
-". When his first plan failed, David
had to resort to something more des
perate. So, he had yriah sent into
the front ranks, so that lie would be
killed. -:--f.:y. ;
As is usually the case, David would
not,. at first, admit his wrongdoing.
However, God used Nathan, the pro
phet, as his accusing finger to point
out to David the enormity of his sin.
Using what looked like a very sim-
pie parable of another rich -man, who
took a poor man's onjv lamb, Nathan
brousht the king's guilt home to Mm.
David's anger was greatly aroused
by the story and demanded that the
rascal who had-done this thing was
worthy of death and should be reouir
ed to restore the lamb fourfold. Then
Nathan shouted, "Thou are the man."
David realized the truth of the ac-
cusation. ' "
Knowing that God was displeased
with him, David did not try to alibi
of excuse himself, but confessed his
sin to God. He made no plea for
mercy but left himself in the hands
of God and God rewarded his peni
, tence by forgiveness. (With the rea
lization , of his forgiveness, relief
came, as surely as it does today. Only
in confession and reconciliation will
the sinner find relief. :
We must point out that whale Dav
id's 9in . was forgiven, he suffered
from that day forward as a result of
WU3B;ngdoing.Go4 forgive the
sinner, but the laws of nature still
require that the sin be punished. When
Christians sin, they cause people Jo
. doubt the ract tnat lioa can neip, a
man to live better and sometimes to
even doubt the reality of a Christian's
salvation. .. '"", ; :
The .rebellion of his own son, Abso
lom, was one of David's greatest
trials. His favorite son, lAbsolom
nevertheless decided to dethrone Dav
id and install himself as king. In his
attempt, he succeeded in driving his
father from Jerusalem, taking over
the city and the government. The
king was forced to flee across the
Jordan and had Absolom, continued
to pursue David at that time,, he could
have succeeded in his purpose of de
throning him. 'But he tarried to en
Joyfor a while, the early fruits of
his conquest, tarrying-long enough
for (David to have time to gather his
forces together. '
Joab led the followers of David
against' the forces of Absolqm and
succeeded in having the ydung man
killed, almost breaking the heart of
his father. Pitiful indeed is the cry
of David, at the news of (Absolom's
death. "O ,my son, my son Absolom I
Would ! had 'died for thee, 0 Abso
lom, my son, ray son!"
An incident which took . place on
his flight from Jerusalem illustrates
again the submission of David to the
will of God. "When one of David's
men wanted to kUl Shimei, a kinsman
of Saul, for cursing the King, David
rebuked himl This refusal on David's
part shows his realization that God
'was chastising him for his great "
Therefore, David submitted to the
will of God, considering it to be his
just punishment.
Toward the end of his reign, when
a great pestilence came upon Israel,
David prayed earnestly for his poor
"sheep." After this 'prayer, the pro
phet Gad told him to make a eacrif ice
at a certain place. The owner of the
pot, Araunah, offered to give David
: the spot for the offering and animals
for the sacrifice. David refused the
offer, because he knew that the sacri
fice would have to be his very one,
if it were to have any merit with God.
He declared, I will verily buy it of
thee at a price; neither will I offer
burnt offerings unto Jehovah my XJod
which cost me nothing.'
As we pointed out in our lesson for
last week, David's consciousness of
tiie loving ears of God was a great
influence on his life and the life of
his people. It became their greatest
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to bsons guess ahtad of ths rsst of as.
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ths man in our picture. Hs has "an sar
to ths sky.
Hs is trying to be rsady-not for what
Is going to happen but for what is hap
pening. Hs wants to have ths spiritual
strength to meet today's problems." Hs
knows that tomorrow's happiness will de
pend on ths success with which hs over
comes each obstacle today. s '
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posts. Its message helps him understand
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Church Services
HERTFORD BAPTIST CHURCH
C. W. Dallag, Pastor
Sunday School. 9:45 A. M.
Mornins; Worship, 11 KM o'clock.
Evening Worship, 8 o'clock.
Mid-week Services, Wednesday at i
8 P.M. .
BETHLEHEM CHURCH OF
CHRIST
Jee BriekhoBseb Paster
First Sunday
11 A. M. and 8 P.M.
BURGESS BAPTIST CHURCH
Colon Jackson, itH Pastor
Church services second and fourth
Sundays at 11 A. M.
Sunday School at 10:00 A. M.
Church service 7:45 P. M. second
and fourth Sundays.
PERQUIMANS CHARGE
CHURCHES
H. M. Jamieson, Pastor
First Sunday:
New Hope Church, 11:00 A. M.
Oak Grove Church, 7:00 P. M.
Second Sunday
Winfall Church, 11:00 A. M. ,
Cedar Grove Church, 10 A. M.
Woodland Church, 7:00 P. M.
Third Sunday
Oak Grove Church, 11:00 A. M.
New Hope Church, 7:00 P. M.
Fourth Sunday
Cedar Grove Church, 11:00 A. M.
Woodland Church, 10 A. M.
Winfall Church, 7:00 P. M.
Fifth Sunday
Woodland Church. 11:00 A. M.
Prayer Meeting each Wednesda a.
Winfall Church, 7:00 P. M.
ANDERSON'S METHODIST
CHURCH
R. M. Gradeless, Pastor
Church School, 10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:00 A. M., sec
ond and fourth Sundays.
WOODVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
James F. Burke, Pastor
Church Services on second and
fourth Sundays at 11 A. M.
First and Third Sundays at 7:45
P. M.
Sunday School 9:45 A. M.
UP RIVER FRIENDS CHURCH
Elizabeth White, Pastoi
Sunday School, 9:45 A. M.
Church Services, 11 A. M.
Christian Endeavor, 6:30 P. M.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Bennie Crawford, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Preaching first and third Sundays
at 11 A. M.
Preaching second and fourth Sun
day evening at 7:30.
PINEY WOODS FRIENDS
CHURCH
No Pastor At Present
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Morning worship 11.00 A. M.
WHITE VILLE GROVE BAPTIST
CHURCH
Caleb Goodwin. Jr, Pastor
Sunday School, 11 A. M., every Sun
day except third Sunday.
Church Sevices every third Sunday
at 3 P.M.
HERTFORD METHODIST CHURCH
A. L. Chaplin, Pastor
Church School, 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship, 1J:00 o'clock
Youth Fellowship, 6:45 P. M.
Evening Worship, 7:30 P. M.
A Mid-week Fellowship, Wednesday
at 7:30 P. M.
BAGLEY SWAMP PTLGRDl
Coy S. Saunders, Pastor
Sunday School, 10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:00 o'clock.
Young People's Meeting, 6:30 P. M.
Evening Worship, 7:30 o'clock.
Mid-week Services, Thursday at
7:30 P, M.
HOLY TRINITY
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Charles F. Wnlf, Rector.
9:45 A. M, Church School, every
Sunday.
9:00 A. M., Holy Communion, 1st Sun
day. 8:30 A. M., Holy Communion, 2nd, 4th,
5th Sundays.
11:00 A. M., Holy Communion, 8rd
Sunday.
11:00 A. M., Morning Prayer, tod,
4th, 5th Sundays.
10:00 A. M., Holy Communion, Fri
days and Saints' Days.
BEREA CHURCH OF CHRIST
Walker Perry, Pastor
2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:30 A. M.
Morning worship on first and third
Sundays at 11 A. M.
Evening worship . first and third
Sundays at 7:80 P. M.
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CHAPPELL BJLL BAPTIST
, CHURCH
A. H. OsJIaw, Paster
Sunday School. 2 P. M. every first
Sunday.
Church Set vice 8 P. M. every first
Sunday.
Sunday dchool at 11 A. M. every
second, third sad feortk Sunday.
    

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