Sermon: Embrace God’s King 1 Samuel 23

  1. God’s anointed deliverer is betrayed by his own people but delivered by the Lord
  2. True Foolishness is expressed in rejecting God’s king
  3. True Wisdom is expressed in embracing God’s king.

Sermon: 1 Samuel 21:1-6 Bread From Heaven

  1. David embodies the people of God.
  1. David acts as a priest-king.
  1. David is above the Torah.
  1. David is despised and rejected.

Application: Even in Exile (difficulty) there is hope and provision for us as God’s people.

Sermon: The Good News of the King in the Conquest of Goliath 1 Samuel 17:41-58

  1. The Lord of Armies is greater than all earthly powers
  1. The Lord delivers His people through His messiah
  1. The Lord saves for the glory of His name
  1. The Lord saves so that we can trust Him

 

Sermon: 1 Samuel 15 The Delight of Obedience & the Hacking of Agag

Introduction- How People Often Respond to God’s Demand of Perfect Obedience:

  1. Living in sin
  2. Living in fear and self-condemnation
  3. Better option: the gospel

Sermon Points:

  1. It is easy to obey easy commands (v. 1-9)
  2. But God delights in total obedience (v. 10-23)
  3. Partial obedience leads to complete rejection (24-35)
  4. Though Saul failed, a better king is still to come! (v. 28)

Sermon: How to Retain God’s Blessings 1 Samuel 14:24-52

We retain God’s blessing by:

  1. Not trying to manipulate God (v. 24-35)
  2. Seeking God- not going alone (v. 36-42)
  3. Embracing the Lord’s deliverer (v. 43-46)