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  • Anointing A Man After God's Own Heart

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Mar 3, 2018
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,301 views

    The Lord's criteria for service.

    ANOINTING A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Israel had demanded a king, just so that they could be like the other nations. Samuel had protested, but the LORD allowed it. After all, they were not rejecting Samuel: they were rejecting the LORD (1 Samuel 8:4-7). This is the same ...read more

  • Appearances Can Be Deceiving Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 7, 2009
    based on 65 ratings
     | 9,812 views

    God doesn’t judge from ouward appearance... but too often we do. What can we do to avoid that tendency?

    OPEN: How many of you have ever watched “American Idol”? (Nearly ½ the congregation raised their hands). Ok, how many of you have ever seen “Britain’s Got Talent.”? (A few hand went up) That’s understandable since “Britain’s Got Talent” is aired in Britain. It’s the English cousin of our ...read more

  • How God Chooses A Servant-Leader Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Oct 9, 2007
    based on 71 ratings
     | 25,485 views

    Let’s notice in this passage as we think about How God Chooses his Servant-Leader: I. GOD’S CHOICES ARE SOVEREIGN II. GOD’S CHOICES ARE SURPRISING III. GOD’S CHOICES ARE SPECIFIC

    HOW GOD CHOOSES A SERVANT-LEADER 1 Samuel 16:1-13 This chapter opens with God reminding Samuel of the fact that He has rejected Saul as king of Israel. Saul was chosen as king because the people wanted to be like the other nations around them, 1 Sam. 8:1-5. Up to that point, God had ruled the ...read more

  • Even Though You're Young Series

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Jul 7, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,241 views

    Too often, young people are told that they aren’t good enough, experienced enough, or educated enough. Meanwhile, talent and gifts are going unused.

    Tonight, I want to start right off by jumping into the Word and looking at a passage about a young boy being used by God in a big way. Let’s open our Bibles to 1 Samuel 16:1-13. ***Have a youth read 1 Samuel 16:1-13*** As we pick up our text, a man named Saul has been King of Israel. In fact, ...read more

  • The Unlikely People God Chooses Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Oct 25, 2006
    based on 50 ratings
     | 33,243 views

    The unlikely people God chooses to accomplish his purposes are those who have a heart for him, who love God passionately and choose to follow him even when the going gets tough.

    Over the summer I will be preaching a series from the life of David, the shepherd boy who became the king over the nation of Israel. David’s descendents became the great line of kings who would rule over Israel and then Judah for 423 years. It was to David that God promised he would establish his ...read more

  • So Long Status Quo Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on May 10, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,946 views

    First in a series on the life of David. This message looks at how God uses ordinary people in ordinary poistions to serve His purposes.

    For the next ten weeks or so, we’re going to embark on a journey through the life of David. The story of David’s life is so fascinating. We probably know more about David that any other person in the Bible, except for Jesus. And the thing I like about David is that he’s so much like us. God calls ...read more

  • There Is More To Me Than The Eye Can See Series

    Contributed by Jerry Gatson on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 68 ratings
     | 12,268 views

    As a believer, I have Jesus Christ the King on the inside of me. Therefore, there is more to me than the eye can see.

    THE BELIEVER’S TRAINING HANDBOOK (part 4) There Is More To Me Than The Eye Can See! 1Sa 16:1-13 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the ...read more

  • Life Of David: God's Choice Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 6, 2006
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,998 views

    Sometimes when it comes to the will of God and the choices God makes for us, we become impatient and irritated at God. Sometimes when it comes to the will of God and the choices God makes for us, we doubt and lose our way. Trust in Him.

    LIFE OF DAVID: GOD’S CHOICE 1 SAMUEL 16:1-13 INTRODUCTION...Choices and Responsibility, Little House on the Freeway, Tim Kimmel, p. 143 The words of Eleanor Roosevelt ring true: One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words. It is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we ...read more

  • Steps To Greatness

    Contributed by Ronnie Smith on Jul 12, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,226 views

    Steps to greatness I Samuel 16:1-22 1 Samuel 16 1And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite:

    Steps to greatness I Samuel 16:1-22 1 Samuel 16 1And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his ...read more

  • God Measures The Heart

    Contributed by Stephen Woody on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 77 ratings
     | 3,844 views

    This is a Father’s Day Sermon that points out how difficult it is to be a good father, but that thankfully, it’s not something we do without help from above

    "GOD MEASURES THE HEART" Introduction: I DON’T LIKE FATHER’S DAY! Let Me Be Honest And Get That Out of The Way Right Now Father’s day, for a preacher is a royal pain in the neck. If the preacher is a male, that is. And especially if the preacher is a ...read more

  • Measuring Up - A Man After God's Own Heart Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 31, 2005
    based on 164 ratings
     | 38,854 views

    What does it mean to be a man/ woman after God’s own heart? How would we know if we have the qualities that would make God say that about us?

    OPEN: With Super Bowl Sunday just a week away, I thought I’d share one of my favorite football stories: The coach at Auburn University - Shug Jordan - had asked his former Linebacker Mike Kollin if he would help his alma mater do some recruiting. Mike said, “Sure, coach. What kind of player ...read more

  • Our Last Choice - God's First Choice: David The Shepherd Boy Series

    Contributed by Keith Manry on May 20, 2004
    based on 150 ratings
     | 30,003 views

    Part 1 of a series on the Life of David.

    Insights from the Life of David – Part 1: Our Last Choice – God’s First Choice: David the Shepherd Boy I Samuel 16:1-13 I’ll never forget the feeling. It haunts me to this day. I know that some of you can relate because you too where there. You’re standing on the sideline of the basketball ...read more

  • A Nobody, Nobody Noticed Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 230 ratings
     | 36,680 views

    God is the answer to our search for significance.

    "A NOBODY, NOBODY NOTICED" 1 SAMUEL 16:1-13 INTRODUCTION TO SERIES: At the end of each calendar year USA Today, CNN and The Gallup organization ask the question: “Who are your heroes?” -Or- “Name the people you most admire.” Here’s the top ten results from last year.: #1- George W. Bush ...read more

  • Considering God’s Choice

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 28, 2002
    based on 163 ratings
     | 19,612 views

    God’s criterion for choosing His servants is far different from man’s in that man tends to look only at the cover of a man, while God looks at the core of a man.

    Text: I Sam.16: 1-5, 13a Intro: If you were going to choose someone to do an important job, what would be your criteria? Would they have to have the finest educational background, be a picture of vigor and health, and exude charisma, or would they simply have to be able to do the job, ...read more

  • Search For The Hero Series

    Contributed by Jack Brown on Aug 7, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,648 views

    Part one of the "Holding Out for a Hero" series, which examines the life of David and explores the question: "What makes a hero in God’s eyes?"

    HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO “Search for the Hero” As we begin this series on superheroes, I thought it appropriate to examine a recent film that looked at the idea of a superhero in an entertaining and innovative way. The film is called “Unbreakable,” and it stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, an ...read more