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People of Faith

Scripture: I Samuel 26 I. You have patience if you are a person of faith. A. David has another opportunity to kill Saul and become king (vs. 8). But David reasoned that it was not his role to punish a servant of God’s (vs. 9). If God wanted to punish Saul, God could do it…

God’s Providence Restrains Us

Scripture: 1 Samuel 25:32-44 I. You should respond to God’s restraining providence with worship. A. David planned in vs. 22 to kill Nabal and all of his servants because of Nabal’s lack of gratitude for David and his men protecting Nabal’s sheep. But then Nabal’s wise wife Abigail stops David while he is on the…

Heart in the Right Place

1 Samuel 25:1-31 A Heart for God is not Selfish                 Selfishness is foolish “They are darkened in their own understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them. . .” (Ephesians 4:18)                 Selfishness is hard-hearted “. . . due to the hardness of their heart. They have…

Waiting on God’s Promises

Scripture: 1 Samuel 24 I. While you wait for God’s promises, you pass God’s tests. A. At the end of 1 Samuel 23, David had just barely escaped from King Saul. But in 1 Sam. 24 Saul hunts for David again. Saul decides to go into a cave. And guess who just happens to be…

God Provides Help in Time of Need

Scripture: 1 Samuel 23 I. God provides divine guidance in time of need. A. The only priest to survive when Saul slaughtered the priests was Abiathar. And when he came to David, Abiathar brought the ephod, the clothes that the priests wore which contained the Urim and Thummim which revealed God’s will for Israel that…

Many Antichrists Have Come

Scripture: 1 Samuel 22 1 John 2:18: “Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come.” I. You can still have faith when antichrists come because of God’s providence. A. 1 Samuel 22 opens with David on the run from King Saul. By opposing God’s true…

To Fear or Not to Fear

1 Samuel 21 | January 23, 2022  Unholy Fear Leads to Deception                 Provision (1 Samuel 21:1-6) “David said to Ahimelech the priest, ‘The king has charged me with a matter and said to me, Let no one know anything of the matter about which I send you, and with which I have charged you.…

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…