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Contributed on Nov 21, 2020
We sometimes forget that David was human and would enjoy companionship. One day he found his first true love and she was closer than he ever thought possible.
Introduction: David was a young man when Samuel anointed him to be king over Israel and only a few years older, most likely, when he went into battle against Goliath. In the days and months afterwards, God was with him and blessed him in every way. But something that was not mentioned is David’s ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2020
Israel faced an enemy and thought they couldn't possibly defeat them. Goliath was a secret weapon, nearly ten feet tall and full of hatred for Israel. Then came a shepherd boy named David--and the rest is history.
Introduction: David had learned some of the arts of defense by tending his flock of sheep. Lions, bears, and perhaps other predators were always looking for sheep so it was up to the shepherd to protect them. After Samuel had anointed him (to be the future king), David had served Saul in a number ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2020
David was perhaps Israel's greatest king. He wasn't born into a royal family, and didn't meet the guidelines some might have expected of a king, but God chose him. And that was enough.
Introduction: David was a very colorful character in the Bible. From a humble beginning in life, God used him to accomplish many things, eventually becoming king over all Israel. Not every person will have a “shepherd-to-scepter” life or encounter, such as what happened to David. Every believer in ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2020
Daniel and the lions' den is a familiar and fantastic story. I've loved this story ever since on of the first times my aunt and grandmother read it to me, and I'm grateful for their love. This one is dedicated to you, Aunt V!
Daniel-the lions didn’t hurt him! Introduction: After Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians, Daniel’s life was spared and he was given a position under the new rulers. Eventually some of the other officials became jealous and conspired to have Daniel put to death—by being thrown into a den of ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2020
New times, a new king, and a feast. Could anything go wrong? Something unusual happened, Daniel was called to make sense of it, and by morning, Babylon was changed forever.
Daniel-the night when Babylon was captured Introduction: many years ago, my uncle, who was pastor of the church we attended, preached on this text, Daniel chapter 5. He began by saying, “When a little shot gets about half-shot, he really thinks he’s a big shot!” Those words have stayed with me ...read more
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Contributed on Nov 24, 2020
Introduction: A number of miracles took place in the Old Testament. In 2 Kings 4 alone, there are at least three such miracles mentioned: the pot of oil that kept flowing until all the vessels in town were full and the time, maybe just before this, when Elisha found some meal then used it to cure ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2020
Introduction: This event took place in the days of Elisha, who followed Elijah as one of God’s prophets, during the days of Israel’s divided kingdom. Many of the people in both nations, Israel in the north and Judah in the south, gave up on the God of Israel and began to worship various false gods ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2020
Introduction: widows, especially those with young children, have faced hardships for many, many years. This young wife was now widowed, and even worse, she had a creditor demanding either payment of a bill—or she would have to give up her two sons. The LORD, however, had another plan to help this ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2020
Text, 1 Samuel 17:20-21, KJV: 20And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle. 21For Israel and the Philistines had put the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2020
Introduction: Wedding feasts were happy times, especially in the days of the Bible. This story describes how a handful of people kept a disaster from taking place! Text (John 2:1-11, KJV): 1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both ...read more