Contributed on Sep 6, 2015
The people used in David's life and the people God uses in our lives. (Based on Book "Agents of Grace" by Robert Koester.
I’ve always been amazed at how an old tree like this (pictured) can turn into something like this (an artistically carved wooden chair that looks more like a throne). How does that happen? Does the rain and wind just whittle away the tree until it turns into something so delightful and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 13, 2015
God used Goliath to catapult David into fame so that he would bring glory to God's name. (Sermon series based on the book, "Agents of Grace" by Robert Koester.)
Will you play a little game with me? I call it “Declare the Pair.” If I say, “bacon” I want you to declare its pair or partner. So in the case of bacon you might say “eggs.” Bacon and eggs are a recognized pair on any breakfast table. What about these? ...read more
Contributed on Sep 27, 2015
Saul was the anvil on which God pounded David for 13 years. Why? To remove the sinful impurities of self-sufficiency and pride.
The Japanese samurai sword is thought by many to be the best in the world. It can take 15 men, 6 months to make 1 sword—a sword that can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars! Why does it take so long and cost so much? Well you can’t just go out into the mountains where there are ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2015
Jonathan models true friendship and also serves as a picture of how Jesus is a friend to us.
A few sermons ago we started with a little game called “Declare the Pair.” When I said, “bacon” you were to declare its pair or partner. So in the case of bacon you said…“eggs.” Bacon and eggs are a recognized pair on any breakfast table. We also listed ...read more
Contributed on Oct 11, 2015
God used Abigal to turn David away from a senseless sin.
What image comes to mind when you hear the word “hero”? Do you think of a grizzled firefighter who routinely risks his life to save others? Such a person is certainly a hero, but so is the child who has the presence of mind to dial 911 when the house is on fire! Heroes come in all ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2015
God used Nathan to call David to repentance. God uses faithful pastors today to do the same for us.
What’s your reaction when you come flying over a hill on the QEII and find a patrol car sitting in the median? Does your foot immediately go for the brake pedal? Do the palms of your hands get sweaty and your stomach churn? If the patrol car turns on its lights and swings into your lane, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2015
Learn how God's chastisement is indeed an agent of his grace and not an agent of God's anger.
Have you ever witnessed a scene like this? You drive up to a crosswalk and stop because there is a pedestrian. But as that person starts to make his way to the other side of the road, you nervously watch a car in the opposite lane. The driver of this car doesn’t seem to see that there is a ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2015
Joab was a sinner/saint just like we are. We learn to deal with such people in patience. We also learn that we are not to base our plans on our own sinful cunning, but on trust in the Lord.
Over the past couple of months we’ve been looking at the people God used in the life of King David and today will be our last sermon in this Agents of Grace series. Of all the people we learned about, which one do you most identify with? Are you a Samuel, a mentor to younger believers? Are ...read more