Sermon Series

  • 1. David And Goliath--Part 2

    Contributed on May 3, 2019
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    In Samuel 17:31-40 we learn that God raises up a savior against those who defy him.

    Scripture We continue our sermon series on “The Life of David.” Today I want to examine the story of “David and Goliath—Part 2.” Israel’s first king was a man named Saul. He was head and shoulders taller than anyone else in Israel. However, because of his blatant disobedience of the Lord’s ...read more

  • 2. David And Goliath--Part 3

    Contributed on May 17, 2019
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    In 1 Samuel 17:41-58 we learn that God raises up a savior against those who defy him.

    Scripture In our sermon series on “The Life of David” I want to conclude the story today of “David and Goliath.” The Philistines gathered their armies for battle against Israel in the Valley of Elah. But, instead of the two armies slugging it out, the Philistines put forward a champion named ...read more

  • 3. David And Jonathan's Friendship

    Contributed on May 23, 2019
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    1 Samuel 18:1-5 shows us a remarkable expression of faithful love.

    Scripture The battle between David and Goliath is over. Israel’s champion and savior, David, has killed Goliath. The armies of Israel then routed the armies of the Philistines and chased them all the way back to their own territory. After that Saul’s commander of the army, Abner, brought David to ...read more

  • 4. Jonathan's Warning

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2019
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    1 Samuel 20:1-42 shows us Jonathan warning David about Saul's determination to kill David.

    Scripture God rejected Saul as king over Israel because of Saul’s disobedience. God chose David instead, and the Prophet Samuel anointed David as the future king over Israel. Even though David saved Israel from Goliath and the Philistines armies, Saul became extremely jealous of David. Saul’s son, ...read more

  • 5. David As A Fugitive

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2019
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    First Samuel 21:1-15 shows the foolishness of a believer gripped by fear.

    Scripture God rejected Saul as king over Israel because of his disobedience, and chose David instead, although he was not immediately coronated. Because of David’s growing popularity with the people, Saul became extremely jealous of David, and tried to kill him. Eventually, Saul’s son Jonathan ...read more

  • 6. David's Growing Confidence In The Lord

    Contributed on Aug 23, 2019
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    First Samuel 22:1-23 shows us how to trust in the Lord in difficult circumstances.

    Scripture David was now a fugitive on the run from King Saul. Initially, David’s faith in the Lord was superseded by his fear of Saul. As a result of his fear, he made a number of mistakes. He went to Ahimelech, the priest at Nob, and lied to him. Then he left Ahimelech and fled to Achish, the ...read more

  • 7. David Saves The City

    Contributed on Aug 30, 2019
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    First Samuel 23:1-14 shows us what seeking God's guidance looks like.

    Scripture King Saul wanted to kill David. So David became a fugitive on the run from Saul. Initially, David’s faith in the Lord was superseded by his fear of Saul. However, David came to realize that God was still sovereignly watching over him and protecting him. Therefore, David’s trust in the ...read more

  • 8. David Pursued By Saul

    Contributed on Sep 5, 2019
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    First Samuel 23:15-29 shows us how God providentially cares for believers.

    Scripture In our study of the life of David, we are now following David as a fugitive on the run from King Saul. Initially, David’s faith in the Lord was superseded by his fear of Saul. But then David came to realize that God was sovereignly watching over him. As a result, David’s trust in the ...read more

  • 9. David Spares Saul's Life

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2019
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    First Samuel 24:1-22 shows us God's constraint of his servant in the establishment of his kingdom.

    Scripture David’s journey to throne of Israel was a difficult one. The current king, Saul, was jealous of God’s anointed one—David—and wanted to kill him. Though initially fearful of Saul, David’s trust in God grew, and in his sovereign, providential care of him. We see this again as David spares ...read more

  • 10. David And Abigail--Part 1

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2019
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    First Samuel 25:1-31 shows us the Lord's restraining providence in the life of his servant.

    Scripture David was on the run from King Saul, who wanted to kill David. Saul caught up with David near the wilderness of Engedi, but David spared Saul’s life. Saul affirmed that David would be the next king over Israel, and went back to his home in Gibeah, while David remained in the caves at ...read more

  • 11. David And Abigail -- Part 2

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2019
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    First Samuel 25:32-44 shows us that vengeance belongs to the Lord.

    Scripture Last time we learned how David wanted to kill Nabal because Nabal had rudely rebuffed David’s request for food. The Lord providentially intervened by sending Nabal’s “discerning and beautiful” wife Abigail to prevent David from carrying out his murderous intent. In today’s lesson, we ...read more

  • 12. David Spares Saul's Life Again

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2019
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    First Samuel 26:1-25 shows us the faithfulness of God's servant.

    Scripture When you hear today’s Scripture reading in this sermon series on “The Life of David,” you may think that we have already covered this incident. And, indeed, it is very similar to the incident that occurred in 1 Samuel 24 where we learned how David spared Saul’s life. Some liberal ...read more

  • 13. David Flees To The Philistines

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2019
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    First Samuel 27:1-28:2 shows us that even God's servants of great faith can falter.

    Scripture When David was still a teenager, God called him to become the next king over Israel. However, David’s ascension to the throne was still many years away. David served Saul for a number of years, but eventually Saul became extremely jealous of David and wanted him killed. David became a ...read more

  • 14. Saul And The Medium Of En-Dor

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2019
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    First Samuel 28:3-25 shows us the final hopelessness of a person who continually disobeys God.

    Scripture We concluded our study last time at 1 Samuel 28:2, where Achish decided that the Philistines were going to war against Israel, and he made David his bodyguard for life. Then, 1 Samuel 28:3 begins the incident about Saul and medium of En-dor. The geography indicates that the author of ...read more

  • 15. David Rejected By The Philistines

    Contributed on Nov 1, 2019
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    First Samuel 29:1-11 shows us that the Lord always preserves his own people, even when they act foolishly.

    Scripture In our study of the life of David, we have noted that the final few chapters of First Samuel are not in chronological order. They are arranged thematically. Chapter 27 shows us David’s dilemma, caused by his temporary faithlessness. Chapter 28 shows us Saul’s dilemma, caused by his ...read more

  • 16. David's Wives Are Captured

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2019
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    First Samuel 30:1-31 shows us how God turns tragedy into triumph.

    Scripture The last few chapters of First Samuel switch between David and Saul. David’s temporary unfaithfulness caused him to go and live in Philistia. Achish, the king of Gath, allocated David and his followers the city of Ziklag. David lived there for sixteen months and carried out raids against ...read more

  • 17. The Death Of Saul

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2019
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    First Samuel 31:1-13 shows us what happens to one who is unfaithful.

    Scripture First Samuel and Second Samuel were originally written as one book. Somewhere along the way, perhaps because of its length, the Book of Samuel was divided into two. First Samuel essentially deals with the life of Saul, and Second Samuel deals with the life of David. So, as First Samuel ...read more

  • 18. David Hears Of Saul's Death

    Contributed on Nov 29, 2019
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    Second Samuel 1:1-16 shows David hearing of Saul's death.

    Scripture First Samuel and Second Samuel were originally written as one book. They were eventually divided into two books. First Samuel essentially deals with the life of Saul, and Second Samuel deals with the life of David. The end of First Samuel describes the death of King Saul. The beginning ...read more

  • 19. David's Lament For Saul And Jonathan

    Contributed on Dec 13, 2019
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    Second Samuel 1:17-27 gives us a written lament for someone who has died.

    Scripture The Book of Second Samuel opens with David hearing of Saul’s death. The Philistine army defeated the army of Israel on Mount Gilboa. Among the dead were Saul and three of his sons, including Jonathan. An Amalekite came to David with the news of Saul’s death. David was in the Philistine ...read more

  • 20. David Anointed King Of Judah

    Contributed on Jan 25, 2020
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    Second Samuel 2:1-32 shows us what happens when God establishes his kingdom.

    Scripture It has been said that “good things come to those who wait.” Well, whoever coined that saying was not thinking of toddlers! We recently visited our grandsons. Our almost three-year-old grandson wants what he wants now. He has little concept of waiting. David was just a teenager when he ...read more

  • 21. David Joined By Abner

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2020
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    Second Samuel 3:1-21 shows us several features of God's kingdom.

    Scripture In our study of the life of David, we have seen David lament the death of King Saul. Then, David, to whom God had promised the kingdom of Israel, was finally anointed as king—but only over Judah. “And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six ...read more

  • 22. David Mourns Abner

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2020
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    Second Samuel 3:22-39 shows us attributes that belong to God's king.

    Scripture After the death of King Saul (1:1), David was anointed as king over the tribe of Judah in the city of Hebron (2:4). Saul’s surviving son, Ish-bosheth, was set up as a puppet king over “all Israel” in the north by Abner, Saul’s military general who had survived the battle against the ...read more

  • 23. David And Ish-Bosheth

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2020
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    Second Samuel 4:1-12 shows us that injustice cannot establish God's kingdom.

    Scripture After the death of King Saul (1:1), David was anointed as king over the tribe of Judah in the city of Hebron (2:4). Saul’s surviving son, Ish-bosheth, was set up as a puppet king over “all Israel” in the north by Abner, Saul’s military general who had survived the battle against the ...read more

  • 24. David Anointed King Of Israel

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2020
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    Second Samuel 5:1-16 shows us the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth.

    Scripture Perhaps as many as fifteen years earlier, the Prophet Samuel was sent by God to anoint young David as the future king over Israel (1 Samuel 16:1-13). David lived an incredibly full life after his anointing. He single-handedly killed Goliath, fought countless battles, evaded numerous ...read more

  • 25. David Defeats The Philistines

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2020
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    Second Samuel 5:17-25 shows us how God protects his kingdom.

    Scripture In our sermon series on “The Life of David,” we have come to the point where David was anointed king over Israel when he was thirty years old. This was, in fact, the third time that David was anointed as king. The first time was about fifteen years earlier when the Prophet Samuel was ...read more

  • 26. David And The Ark

    Contributed on May 30, 2020
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    Second Samuel 6:15 teaches us about the holiness of God.

    Scripture After ten weeks of not being able to meet together in person for worship because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, I am now able to resume my sermon series on “The Life of David.” The fifth chapter of Second Samuel showed us David’s coronation as king over all Israel, his ...read more

  • 27. David And Michal

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2020
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    Second Samuel 6:16-23 shows us different responses to the Lord's will.

    Scripture Second Samuel 6 is about David bringing the ark of the Lord (also known as the ark of the covenant) to Jerusalem. The ark was the visible symbol of God’s presence in the midst of his covenant people. Seventy years earlier the Philistines had captured the ark from the people of God. ...read more

  • 28. David And The Covenant Of God

    Contributed on Jul 11, 2020
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    Second Samuel 7:1-17 teaches us several truths about God.

    Scripture Today we come to 2 Samuel 7 in our series on “The Life of David.” This is one of the most important chapters in Scripture as it deals with the Lord’s covenant with David. Let’s read about David and the covenant of God in 2 Samuel 7:1-17: 1 Now when the king lived in his house and the ...read more

  • 29. David's Prayer

    Contributed on Jul 17, 2020
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    Second Samuel 7:18-29 shows us a model for prayer.

    Scripture Last time we examined 2 Samuel 7:1-17. David had been settled in Jerusalem for some time. His beautiful palace had been built. One day he told Nathan the prophet that he wanted to construct a permanent building to house the ark of God. Nathan encouraged him to go ahead. But later that ...read more

  • 30. David's Victories

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    Second Samuel 8:1-18 shows us how God's kingdom was established under David.

    Scripture Second Samuel 7 is a wonderful chapter. It first describes God’s amazing promise that he will build an eternal kingdom for David. Then we read of David’s marvelous prayer in response to God’s promise to him. Second Samuel 8 shows us how God’s kingdom was established under David. Let’s ...read more