Part 16: “O Absolom!”

“The Best and Worst of Times” 2 Part 4 “O Absalom!”

2 Sam. 18:33 – NIV

Col. 3:21 – NIV

Five Lessons for Dads:

1. Avoid Duplicity and Hypocrisy

*David’s sin with Bathsheba was the first and most devastating blow to the foundation of his family.

2. Do not fail to discipline your children

*Prov. 13:24 – NIV

*Prov. 19:18- NIV

3. Do not fail to protect your children

*We must protect them physically and spiritually

4. Do not fail to express love to your children

*Kids spell “love” TIME

*Deut. 6:6-7 – NIV

5. Do not fail to initiate reconciliation with your children

*Mal. 4:5 – NIV

Five Lessons for “Absaloms”:

1. You’re not as smart as you think you are

2. Your parents may not be perfect but they are your parents, obey them!

3. When you rebel, you hurt yourself just as much as your parents

4. The things you are most prideful about will snare you and destroy you

5. When you fight against God you will always lose

Oh Absalom!