2 SAMUEL 13

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2 Samuel 13

SOAP OPERA

 

In America Millions of people watch afternoon television “soap operas” with provocative stories (Personally, I don’t watch soap operas.)  What happened in David’s household had all the makings of an American soap opera.

(This outline might be more suitable of a Sunday School Class than a sermon.)

 

A STRONG LUST – Vss. 1-2

Amnon, David’s son, had a sexual attraction to his half-sister Tamar.  She was the sister of Absalom.

 

A SUBTLE PLOT – Vss. 3-5

Jonadab, a friend, suggested a way of getting to seduce Tamar through deception. He was to fain illness.

 

A SINFUL DECEPTION – Vss. 6-14

Amnon seduced Tamar against her will.  His attraction to her was turned to hatred. He then rejected her.

 

A SUBDUED ANGER – Vss. 18-22

Absalom practiced and called for silence.  Although David was also angry he evidently did nothing to punish Amnon.  Absalom evidently quietly seethed in anger.

 

A SNEAKY REVENGE – Vss. 23-29

Absalom carried out a deceptive plot to kill his brother Amnon.

 

A STRAINED RELATIONSHIP – Vss. 30-39

Absalom fled. David and he were not on speaking terms.

 

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