1 Samuel 30. The story of David and Saul rushes to its finale. But first, David must undergo one more crisis. How will he respond, and what can we learn from it?
1 Samuel 29. David’s difficulty in Philistine territory provides Christians with insight as to they should live in a world under enemy control.
John 3:19. Jesus’ words challenge believers to be grateful, be alert, and be light.
1 Samuel 28:3-25. The payment for Saul’s continual rebellion begins to come due.
1 Samuel 27:1-28:2. Saul’s murderous quest forces David to take extreme measures.
Luke 18:7. Jesus instructs his disciples to pray as persistently as the widow.
1 Samuel 26. David again shows mercy to Saul and demonstrates that his hope is in God for vindication.
1 Peter 2:23. Christ gives his people a rich example of how to respond to both insults and suffering.
1 Samuel 25. Two villains and an unlikely hero.
1 Thessalonians 5:15. God’s people are called to return good for evil.
1 Samuel 24. God gives Saul into David’s hands. David’s response shows the importance of keeping a tender conscience before God.
2 Timothy 2:1. Paul reminds Timothy to be strong in the grace that Christ provides.
1 Samuel 23. Despite the significant trials Israel has experienced under Saul’s brutality, there are signs that God is beginning to use David to deliver his people.
1 Samuel 21-22. David is now a fugitive on the run with Saul, the mad king, in swift pursuit.
1 Samuel 20. Saul’s paranoia begins to have serious consequences.
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.