Day Five

David and Bathsheba

Before getting started, make sure you've watched [su_lightbox src=""]Captain Mike's introduction video[/su_lightbox].

2 Samuel 12:1-14
Was David able to keep what he done a secret? Why or why not? Who always knows what we have done?

David faced consequences for his sin. All sin has harmful consequences. Read [su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="Romans 5:12" content="Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—" behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]Romans 5:12[/su_tooltip]. Who has sinned? What happens to everyone that sins?

Have you ever realized that you are a sinner? If so, when did you first realize this? Did you know that your sin offends God, and that death (eternal separation from God) is the consequence for your sin?

Like all men, David sinned, and it is one of his descendants who came along to pay the penalty for that sin.

Read [su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="2 Samuel 7:11-12" content="11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. 12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom." behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]2 Samuel 7:11-12[/su_tooltip]. What promise did God make to David?

Read [su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="Matthew 21:9-10" content="9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, 'Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!' 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, 'Who is this?'" behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]Matthew 21:9-10[/su_tooltip]. Who is this descendant of David?

Read [su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="Matthew 16:15-16 " content="15 He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' 16 Simon Peter replied, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'" behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]Matthew 16:15-16 [/su_tooltip]. Jesus is the Son of David, but he is also the Son of...? Write down your answer.

Jesus, being the Son of David, was fully human, but coming from heaven He was also fully God.
As promised, Jesus will sit on the throne to reign over all of the Earth forever. The first time he came to Earth though, he died. Why did Jesus die? Check out [su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="1 Peter 3:18" content="For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit" behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]1 Peter 3:18[/su_tooltip] for the answer. Is he still dead?

Listen carefully as Ranger Cole is about to share with you how to take the important step of beginning a relationship with Jesus Christ. We hope you will pray to make Jesus the Lord of your life and ask Him to forgive you of your sin if you never have before. If you have questions about this at the end of the video please talk to your parents or someone older who you know is a Christian.
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