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Please take out your Bible and Read through 2 Samuel 16:1-18:18
A Tragic Case of Leadership Gone Bad
Study the Bible from cover to cover, and it be hard to find a more tragic case study on leadership gone bad than the story of Absalom.
Absalom grew up as a child of privilege in the royal palace. He was charismatic, attractive, and very powerful. Eventually he used his personal magnetism and abilities to displace David, God’s anointed. For all of David’s strengths as a leader, he failed as a father and never helped Absalom acquire a heart for God.
Absalom’s inner circle of advisors greatly influenced his treachery by giving him wicked counsel. Absalom chose to listen to their evil voices precisely because he had already allowed them to greatly influence his thinking. His misplaced passion to acquire the throne constituted an act of treason. And it should surprise no one that those who gathered around Absalom were themselves person of evil intent who recognized opportunities – however despicable.
Absalom’s abuse of positional power, won through great natural talents, inflicted enormous pain on many Israelites. His lack of respect for authority, combined with a lack of respect for God, led to chaos in the kingdom. One cannot help but wonder what might have happened had David shed his tears for Absalom as the boy grew up under his roof, rather than at his funeral (2 Sam. 18:33).
Upcoming Lessons and services:
11 February 18
On Moments of Truth: Church Discipline (Acts 5)
Adult Bible Class: 2 Corinthians (Trent teaching)
Morning Worship: The Gospel Peter Preached (Acts 3);
Kids Class: The Books of The Bible
Evening Worship: Mustard Seed Mentality (Luke 13:18-19)
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Pekin Church of Christ Meeting at
399 S. First St. Pekin, IN