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Summary: The process of becoming a Servant-Leader

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‘How God Develops a King’

I Sam. 16:14-23

I. He supplies His servant with true power, 14-16 & 18b

A. This power is ‘spiritual’, 14

1. The Spirit of the Lord came upon …

a. Othniel, Jud. 3:9 [to deliver Israel]

b. Gideon, Jud. 6:34 [in defending God’s people]

c. Jephthah, Jud. 11:29 [in defending God’s people]

d. Samson, Jud. 13:25 [in fighting God’s enemy’s]

e. Saul, I Sam. 10:1, 6, 10; 11:6 [in leading God’s people]

1) II Sam. 7:15

f. Christ, Lk. 4:18 (quoting Isa. 61:1)

2. The Spirit of the Lord is the Person of… (Isa. 11:2)

a. Wisdom & Understanding

b. Counsel & Might

c. Knowledge & the fear of the Lord

B. This power is revocable

· Why did Saul loose his kingdom? I Sam. 15:26ff

· Because he rejected God’s Word,

1. Through disobedience in worship, I Sam. 13:13-14

2. Through disobedience in service, I Sam. 15:11ff

3. Through disobedience in counsel, I Sam. 28:7ff

C. This power is non-duplicable

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II. He calls His servant to minister to others, 17-18

- in essence, David was called to be an

emotionalphysician to King Saul

A. Because they give more than they take, 17

1. The qualities Saul sought, 17

a. ‘A man that can play well’

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2. The qualities Saul received, 18

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B. Because their past reflects their future, 18

1. ‘A man that plays well’ (cunning in playing)

2. mighty, valiant man

3. prudent

4. comely

5. the Lord is with him

III. He equips His servant for extraordinary feats, 19-23

A. The extraordinary feat of Servanthood, 19

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B. The extraordinary feat of Humility, 20

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C. The extraordinary feat of Patience, 21-23

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Conclusion:


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