Jonathan and David have a plan in place to determine if Saul is actually trying to kill David. Jonathan has to come to terms with the fact that his father (Saul) has lost control of his mental faculties. We examine how this can and does apply in today's world.
Saul and his pride driving him to hate David!
In this Sermon, Andrew Preached through David and Goliath and the sin the troubles us today.
Continuing with Jonathan and his Armor Bearer rabble raising with the Philistines, we first look at why God has left enemies of Israel in the land He promised to give to the descendants of Abraham. The reasons for God's actions then are still as applicable to our lives today -- collectively and as individuals. Good stuff, good lessons. Let go see who the heroes, traitors, and cowards are.
Many lessons for today can be found in the Bible. Tonight's sermon is no different. Continuing in 1 Samuel, we find Saul waiting, in a pomegranate cave with his army of 600 men, for God to give him some direction on how to react to the Philistine army surrounding him. In the meantime, his son - Jonathan - understands what God has already told the nation of Israel to do; so he takes his armor bearer and heads off to initiate contact with the Philistine army.
Who are you going to be for the rest of your life? Saul or Jonathan?
With Samuel's final message to the people of Israel, the characteristics and qualities of leadership are examined.
Andrew preached out of 1 Samuel 10 about the Lord being a God of Peace.
In this sermon, we looked at God as Sovereign. He is intimate in all the details that bring about all things to come to pass. Like God, we, as followers of Christ, must look at things with spiritual eyes and not with eyes of the world.
God will not have other idols be made and put on a shelf. The Levites knew better and should have destroyed the golden offerings from the Philistines.
Steve Obie preached from 1 Samuel 5 and showed us how the presence of God is greater than ALL! While some role early to worship dagon, the only God worthy of early rise and worship is the LORD.
Continuing through our series in 1 Samuel, Pastor Kyle preached on chapter 4. In this sermon, Kyle showed how the people of Israel got very religious once things got bad but neglected to seek the face of God and His holiness.
This week we continued in 1 Samuel moving to chapter 3. Samuel gets a called by the Lord through prophetic means of which were infrequent at that time. The prophecy was about the very High Priest he was serving. We see God has preserved for hope for HIs people during the time of Samuel just as He has for all of creation in Christ Jesus. We see the obedience of Samuel in saying the hard things and the numbness of Eli in not knowing the Lord. Are you like Samuel or Eli?
Thank you for listening.
What example are you leaving to the next generation. We are discipling the next generation by our actions...but the question is, are we bringing them closer to Christ, or are we misrepresenting God in our relationships. Today we looked at a prophet coming to Eli. Eli is reminded of the hand of God in his life and what the judgement will be for his lack of discipleship of his children.
A look into Eli's worthless son's because they did not know the LORD. They prove themselves to be crippling the worship of the people by disregarding the Word of God. The emphasis of knowing God personally.
Study through the book of 1 Samuel continues with finishing up with Hannah's prayer. Hannah shows her strength by looking unto the LORD and His strength!