1 Samuel 18-19. David and Saul both give an example. One shows us to be fearless, the other to fear God.
Mike Gilbert-Smith preaches helpfully from John 11:17-37 at Megan Franklin’s Thanksgiving Service.
Matthew 11:28-30. Jesus gives two calls to those who will follow him.
Lamentations 3:19-33. The lament for Jerusalem’s destruction shows believers three principles to cling to in the midst of suffering.
Job 1:20-22. Job gives us an example of how to mourn, worship, and submit in times of trial, all to the glory of God.
John 1:14. Jesus took on flesh and dwelt among his people
Hebrew 2:14-15. Jesus demonstrates his great love for us by taking on our humanity.
1 Samuel 17:1-58. David shows himself to be God’s anointed servant when he responds to a pagan threat to God’s people.
1 Samuel 16:1-23. David is anointed as king in place of Saul, yet he must still wait until God’s time before he can take the throne.
Luke 7:11-17. Jesus’ work of resurrecting the widow’s son gives believers today enouragement and hope.
Romans 8:31. A proper understanding of what Paul is referring to at the beginning of the verse leads to greater comfort from the promise made at the end of the verse.
1 Samuel 13:23-14:52. Jonathan demonstrates consistent faithfulness in believing God’s promise. Saul is consistent only in his own foolishness. God is fulfilling his Samuel’s words of warning about the kingship.
1 Cor 1:26-27 – There is no room for boasting for the Christian. God uses the foolish things to shame the wise.
1 Samuel 13 – Israel’s in trouble with the Philistines. Saul faces a definitive moment. Will Saul trust the Lord? Will we?
Philippians 1:6 – Christians can be assured: He who began a work in us WILL bring it to completion.
1 Samuel 12 – Samuel’s tenure as Israel’s leader is ending, but before he goes, he has an accusation and some assurance.
1 Peter 1:8 – Christians don’t see Jesus (few have), but we love Him.
Various passages – From Paul’s trustworthy sayings, Johnny urges the church’s elders and the church itself to keep the main things the main things.
1 Corinthians 15:10 – It’s by grace that we’re saved, and it’s by God’s grace that we do anything good. These are humbling and helpful reminders.