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King David: A Mirror for the World

7/1/2018 – 9/2/2018

In this series, we will study the life of King David as told in 1 and 2 Samuel. David was legendary as a shepherd, giant slayer, warrior chieftain, outlaw, mercenary, lover, poet, musician, political leader and king. His story is one of rags to riches; yet he is dreaded by his enemies for his brutality, hated by his father-in-law, betrayed by his wife, and his son led a revolution against him. His affair with a married woman led to the murder of her husband. David was a complex man, controversial and conflicted, and yet we know him as ‘a man after God’s own heart.’ King David is a mirror for the world, a reflection of every human heart. David’s story is our story, a tangled story of sin and redemption.

Jul 1 – Chosen & Anointed – 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Jul 8 – Unlikely Hero – 1 Samuel 17:1-49
Jul 29 – Loyalty & Lament – 1 Samuel 18:1-11
Aug 5 – Governing & Setbacks – 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5
Aug 12 – Flawed & Convicted – 2 Samuel 11:1-15
Aug 19 – Admission & Repentance – 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Aug 26 – Victim & Perpetrator – 2 Samuel 18:5-9,15,31-33
Sep 2 – Music & Legacy – 1 Kings 2:1-12

Sermons will be added here as they become available.

unlikely hero

Unlikely Hero

We love stories where the underdog wins. We look at these types of stories with awe as the participants face overwhelming odds and almost certain defeat. David does not let others’ expectations impede his success.  David’s action reminds us that God may already have empowered us for a task, if we have the courage to draw on those skills and resources. (1 Samuel 17:1-50)

chosen & anointed

Chosen & Anointed

I’m sure you all remember the fairy tale Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. In it the Queen asks “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of us all?” Children are often fascinated by mirrors. Dogs too, although I suspect they think it is another dog! But adults? Not so much! How about you? Do you like looking in a mirror? Other than checking your hair or make-up, tying your tie? Our scripture today teaches us that God does not look at outward appearances. God looks into our hearts. (1 Samuel 16:1-13)