1 Samuel 18 - NIV
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?”
And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.
The next day an evil
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
and he hurled it, saying to himself, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice.
The Spirit of Saul
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.
Tips on Dodging Javelins
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.
Dealing With Spear Throwers
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.
Entering the Badlands
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.
Don't Let Your Haters Get You Down
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.
Learning to Lean
Summary: Becoming a person who follows after God’s heart requires open heart surgery!
Summary: Jonathan and David demonstrate how people are joined to one another: acknowledging a Father, receiving validation, empowering one another, working together for life.
Every Crutch Removed
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.
Back to Life, Back to Reality
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.
How to Kill a Giant: Part 2
Summary: This sermon is a continuation on how we as believers face oppositional giants with biblical principles and strategies.
Envy is Not Pretty
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.