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1 Samuel 18 - NIV

8 Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?”

9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.

10 The next day an evil[a] spirit from God came forcefully on Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand

11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice.


a. 1 Samuel 18:10 Or a harmful

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Joshua A. Muncy avatar
The Spirit of Saul
Shared by: Joshua A. Muncy on Aug, 2016
Summary: The Spirit of Saul is one of the many spirits coming against the church today. This message tells how to identify, confront, and demolish this spirit before it destroys a church.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-9
Views: 967
Wayne Lawson avatar
Tips on Dodging Javelins
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Aug, 2016
Summary: As God elevates us to different levels of ministry, there are things we need to understand and look out for that have the potential to harm and kill a ministry if we are not aware.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,743
Maurice McCarthy avatar
Dealing With Spear Throwers
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Jul, 2016
Summary: Recently had to deal with a bitter root that showed up in church. I had been reading Tale of 3 Kings just prior. Decided to speak about the Saul in me, rather than the Saul in others.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,800
Philip Harrelson avatar
Entering the Badlands
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Apr, 2014
Summary: The fourth message in my series on David. This speaks to the times that we are having to navigate through the most difficult times of life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 541
Spencer Miller avatar
Don't Let Your Haters Get You Down
Shared by: Spencer Miller on Jun, 2013
Summary: It is a great mystery to me; I truly cannot understand how people with Jesus in their hearts can be so hateful and hurtful towards one another? How can they be so impatient and angry at each other? When that should love each other instead.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,516
Christian Cheong avatar
Intimacy: Building Strong Friendships
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Nov, 2012
Summary: Love is the context for intimacy. Commitment is the promise of intimacy, and trust is the anchor and precondition for intimacy.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,369
Damion Lowe avatar
Lessons From The Friendship of David & Jonathan
Shared by: Damion Lowe on Jan, 2011
Summary: One of the most amazing pictures in the Bible of friendship is that of Prince Jonathan and the shepherd boy turned career soldier, David of Bethlehem.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:3-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,327
Johnny Creasong avatar
Learning to Lean
Shared by: Johnny Creasong on Sep, 2009
Summary: Becoming a person who follows after God’s heart requires open heart surgery!
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,737
Joseph Smith avatar
Knit Quilt
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Apr, 2009
Summary: Jonathan and David demonstrate how people are joined to one another: acknowledging a Father, receiving validation, empowering one another, working together for life.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:55-18:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,731
David Owens avatar
Every Crutch Removed
Shared by: David Owens on Feb, 2009
Summary: We learn in this lesson that even when all our crutches are removed and all the we have is God - that God is more than enough.
based on 2 ratings
Views: 3,091
David Owens avatar
Back to Life, Back to Reality
Shared by: David Owens on Jan, 2009
Summary: In the aftermath of defeating Goliath, David experienced a number of significant relationships. I this lesson we try to apply a number of things that David learned from these relationships.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-9
Views: 1,323
Bob Joyce avatar
Hanging in There Through Misunderstanding
Shared by: Bob Joyce on Oct, 2007
Summary: Everyone has been misunderstood at one time or another. This sermon seeks to help us to "Hang in there" when that happens.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:5-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,808
How to Overcome a Jealous Spirit
Shared by: FRED SMITH on Jul, 2007
Summary: A sermon dealing with the danger of succumbing to a spirit of jealousy
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:8-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 22,391
Timothy Brown avatar
How to Kill a Giant: Part 2
Shared by: Timothy Brown on Jul, 2007
Summary: This sermon is a continuation on how we as believers face oppositional giants with biblical principles and strategies.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:5-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 426
Scott Carmer avatar
Envy is Not Pretty
Shared by: Scott Carmer on Feb, 2005
Summary: Envy is an emotion that refuses to recognize the goodness of God. Envy is telling God that God could have done a better job with us.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-9
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,626