Sermons on 2 Kings
Sermon Big Idea: Like the people of Israel we want a king to lead us like the rest of the world, but only Jesus is the good and perfect King. Keep going – James 1:12 Imitate – Colossians 2:6-7 Surrender – Galatians 2:20; Luke 14:33 Serve – 2 Samuel 24:24; Matthew 23:11 The people of Israel chose to look like the world instead of the King that was fighting hardest for their hearts.
Despite God’s warnings, Judah rejected God. (2 Chronicles 36:15-16) Despite Nebuchadnezzar’s belief, God used him to punish Judah. (2 Kings 25:1-2) Despite Daniel’s warning, Nebuchadnezzar fell victim to his pride. (Daniel 4:27;29-33) Despite Nebuchadnezzar’s punishment, he lifted his eyes to Heaven and his reason returned to him. (Daniel 4:34-35) If Judah would have looked to God alone, their reason would return, and they too would have recognized He is the only true God. Daniel 4:1-3
2 Kings 5:1-15 Naaman was a man of great power The Jewish slaves taken in war were powerless Naaman was a man of great possessions Jewish slaves only possessed what was in their heart and mind Naaman was a man of great pride The Jewish slaves took pride in who they served The power of God comes in one size, and it fits all