Abuse of power

July 21st, 2021

“It’s an old story…a story that comes out of Israel’s first days as a kingdom…It is a story that continues even today,” begins Will Willimon, professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School, acclaimed pastor, and author of over sixty books. He continues, “We have not advanced beyond this old, old honest story…” about King David from 2 Samuel 11:1-15. “The Bible tells the truth about the way it was and the way it still is…” Domestic violence/abuse is still running rampant in today’s culture. What role should the church play? “The church is a place where the truth is told and justice is served. Let’s tell the truth…Christ gives us [that] responsibility.”

This sermon is from A Sermon for Every Sunday, a series of lectionary-based video sermons designed for use in worship, Bible study, small groups, Sunday school classes, or for individual use.

For more sermon preparation help, check out Pulpit Resource, Will Willimon's weekly lectionary-based sermon resource, available online and through a print subscription.

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