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Sermons by Glenn Peterson

Promises Kept Means Blessing

January 16, 2022 Scripture: 1 Samuel 20 I. Promises kept bless us with help in uncertainty. A. In 1 Samuel 20 David turns to Jonathan for help when it was uncertain if Jonathan’s father Saul wanted to kill David. In verse 8, David asks Jonathan to deal kindly with him. This word literally means loving-kindness…

God Protects His People

Scripture: 1 Samuel 19 I. God protects you through other people. A. 1 Samuel 19 reveals four attempts that Saul makes to kill David. So, what stopped Saul from killing David? One thing that stopped Saul from killing was other people. The first person to save David was Jonathan (vs. 1-7). Saul listens to the…

A Heart for God is Blessed

January 2, 2022 Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-30 Luke 2:14: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” I. If you have a heart for God, you are blessed with God’s presence. A. David was a man with a heart for God. King Saul did not have a heart for…

LOVE IS NOT ARROGANT

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 & 2 Corinthians 8:8-11 I. Jesus came down at Christmas and gave away His riches for you. A. We see the Apostle Paul discuss how Jesus gave Himself away at Christmas in 2 Cor. 8:9. We know that Jesus is a giver because Paul speaks about the grace of our Lord Jesus…

Love Is Kind

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 & Mark 10:13-16 I. Jesus is kind to you in His caring deeds. A.  In Mark 10, parents were bringing their children to Jesus to receive His blessing. But the disciples rebuked the children for coming to Jesus. They thought the children were a waste of Jesus’ time. But Jesus showed…

Love Came Down at Christmas

December 5, 2021 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 & Luke 9:51-56 I. The love of Jesus is patient with others. A. Jesus gave the two brothers James and John a nickname in Mark 3:17: Sons of Thunder. These brothers were probably loud and hot-tempered like a thunderstorm! Notice how the sons of Thunder respond in Luke…

The Promises of Love

Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:55-18:5 I. Love looks like keeping your promises. A. In 1 Samuel 17:25 we hear from the soldiers what King Saul has promised to give to the soldier who kills the giant Goliath. Because Saul wants to keep his promises to the victorious David, he asks the army commander Abner who son…

A Heart for God

A Matter of Trust

Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:31-40 I. You can trust your equipment in a fight. A. Saul did not trust that David would be able to beat the giant. David’s youth (vs. 33) made him an untrustworthy fighter. But we see what Saul did put his trust in when it came to battle in vs. 38-39: Saul trusted…

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Hero

Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:1-30 I. God is the hero of every story by defeating the snake. A. Verse 1 says that the Philistine army was gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah. The Philistines are in the Promised Land and have, in effect, undone Joshua’s conquest of the Promised Land for Israel a few centuries…

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When the Spirit Departs

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:14-23 I. The departure of the Holy Spirit means the loss of God’s presence. A. “Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him” (1 Sam. 16:14). Psalm 51:11-12: “Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.…