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  • And Then There Was One -- Psalm 73 Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Mar 3, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,799 views

    This sermon address the five things that David had to let go in order to know that God was the only One he could truly rely on -- to know that God and only God was in charge of his life.

    And Then There Was One Psalm 73:25-26 How many of you have prayed something similar to this: “Lord, I am a sinner. I confess my life is a mess and I ask You, by the blood of Jesus, to wash away my sins. I desire to have you be the Lord and Savior of my life. I no longer want to run my ...read more

  • How To Behave In A Cave Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Mar 3, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,198 views

    When all your crutches are gone and you feel your life is being lived in a cave, then David has some lessons to teach us. First, he shows us how to react, then he shows us who we will attract.

    How to Behave in a Cave 1 Samuel 22:1-2 When we ended our study last week, we saw how God had taken everything away from David. We saw how David lost every crutch he had that could have taken the place of God. He lost his position, his wife, his prophet, his friend Jonathan and finally his ...read more

  • Today’s Temptation, Tomorrow’s Triumph 1 Samuel 24 Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Mar 3, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,878 views

    David’s fight against the temptation of revenge produced positive three consequences we should all come to when today’s temptation is to put ourselves out in front of God’s will and get even with people.

    Today’s Temptation, Tomorrow’s Triumph 1 Samuel 24 Did you ever get in a fight when you were a kid? I mean a real fight, with fists and blood and crying. I did. More than once. Being small meant I got picked on more than once, so I became a scrapper and a bully sometimes just to ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Kings -- 1 Samuel 25 Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Mar 3, 2014
     | 2,247 views

    King David shows two sides to himself: the compassionate side shown to Saul and the petulant attitude shown to Nabal. It shows that we can all be saints one day and sinners the next!

    A Tale of Two Kings 1 Samuel 25 One of the great perks of my wife’s job is something called Paid Time Off, or PTO. This is a system in the bank where they put a certain percentage of time in an account for every hour she works. So instead of just giving her two weeks off a year and five ...read more

  • How To Throw A Pity Party -- 1 Samuel 27:1-12; 30:1-6 Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Mar 3, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,392 views

    What will you do when, not if but when, the troubles come? If you do want to throw yourself a good old fashioned pity party – and I’ve met a few people who are experts – let me tell you how to do so.

    How to Throw a Pity Party 1 Samuel 27:1-12; 30:1-6 When Barbara and I first came to Independence, we began our Wednesday night Bible studies with a teaching on the book of James. We figured we’d get off to a good running start on what it means to live out our Christians lives in the ...read more

  • The Ways Of A Fool -- 1 Samuel 31 Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Mar 3, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,099 views

    We look at some of the ways Saul played the fool so we can learn how NOT to go the direction Saul went.

    The Ways of a Fool 1 Samuel 31 Like most of you, I have spent time walking in the cemetery. I like to look at the gravestones and their dates. I like to imagine what these people were like and how they lived a hundred or more years ago. What did they do for a living? Where in town did they ...read more

  • The Trouble With Success Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Dec 27, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,971 views

    We would like to think that after killing Goliath, David would be well-liked and admired by everyone in Israel. But the problem with success is it brings its own set of difficulties. How we handle these difficulties shows our character vefore God.

    The Trouble With Success 1 Samuel 18:1-16 How many like to think that when good things are happening that everyone will like us and want to rejoice with us? Most people will. But there will be people, even in the church, who will be jealous of our victories, and how we handle this jealousy and ...read more

  • Killing Giants Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Dec 10, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,312 views

    Everyone will face giants. But God has prepared us to take down every giant we meet.

    Killing Giants 1 Samuel 17 No matter how long you’ve been a Christian or how much faith you possess, you will still have opposition in your life. You can be the nicest, sweetest, gentlest, kindest and most caring individual the world has ever seen, and there will still be somebody the ...read more

  • After God's Own Heart -- 1 Samuel 16:1-13

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Nov 2, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,676 views

    Part one of a series on King David which describes the characteristics of what made David a man after God's own heart.

    After God’s Own Heart 1 Samuel 16:1-13 If you spend enough time reading the Bible, one of the things you start to notice is that it never flatters its heroes. It tells us the complete truth, good and bad, about everyone we meet. This is one of the reasons that I don’t believe the ...read more

  • Working For The King Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Nov 2, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,930 views

    How a person anointed for a position works for someone who is no longer serving God.

    Working for the King 1 Sam. 16:14-23 Last week we started our study in the life of David by looking at the characteristics that made him a man after God’s own heart. We said that David had spirituality, humility and integrity, and then we applied those same characteristics to our own ...read more