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  • Our Seasons Of Grief

    Contributed by Ryan Sato on Dec 12, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,836 views

    Here we try to understand how David coped with the loss of his best friend Jonathan. Through David’s reactions we are challenged to embrace our seasons of grief in ways that would show that we are relying on God rather than relying on ourselves.

    Opener: This week we reflect on David’s real life struggle with grief. With last week’s teaching on fear, and this week’s text focussed on the theme of grief it seems like we’re wading through some heavy waters aren’t we? But this is good for us. Because I firmly believe that we (as ...read more

  • The Characteristics Of A True Friend Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Oct 24, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 19,955 views

    We need to be and have Christian friends who sacrifice, and encourage us in the Lord.

    What are two of the most popular comedies in syndication (reruns) on television right now? Seinfeld and Friends. Why do these shows continue to be so popular even after the show has ended? Is it because they are so well written and funny? Well probably. But it is interesting that they share ...read more

  • Testing Loyalty Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 30, 2013
    based on 8 ratings
     | 16,175 views

    David put his covenant friendship with Jonathan to the test. He does so by putting his life in Jonathan's hand. It is the occasion for a confirmation of the covenant between them & also of a very sad parting.

    The Life of David: David's Early Years 1 SAMUEL 20:1-23 TESTING LOYALTY This is a sad chapter in the lives of Saul, Jonathan and David. David goes to Jonathan convinced that Saul is intent on putting him to death. David is seeking to learn what he has done to cause Saul to feel this way ...read more

  • Best Friends Series

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 7,103 views

    Fully following followers of God express God’s love like Jonathan did with David.

    I begin this morning with a question, “Who would you call your best friend?” For some of us, it is our spouse. For others of us, a sibling is our best friend. For others, a childhood friend whom we still communicate with today holds the title of being our “best friend.” Best friends are very ...read more

  • David And Jonathan Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 15,345 views

    Here is the story of a friendship that transcends personal ambition, family differences and even the circumstances of war. It’s a friendship based on a recognition of God’s will for his people Israel, expressed through one man, David. It’s a friendship th

    Well, it’s been 3 weeks since we looked at the story of David and Goliath and a lot has happened since then. If you remember David came along at just the right time for Saul and the Israelite army. The Israelites were being humiliated by the Philistines and their champion Goliath, but David, with ...read more

  • A Heart Like Jonathan Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jul 13, 2001
    based on 188 ratings
     | 19,283 views

    First in a series of "Heart-to-Heart Talks on Relationships," this one about friendship

    HEART TALKS: A Heart Like Jonathan (Friendship) 1 Samuel 20 Long before there was a Batman and Robin, long before there was Calvin and Hobbes, long before there was Tom and Huck, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Bert and Ernie, Ren and Stimpy, Beavis and Butthead, there were two ...read more

  • Keys To Building Godly Friendships

    Contributed by Naveen Balakrishnan on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,231 views

    We learn the keys to building godly friendships by examining the lives of David and Jonathan.

    1 SAMUEL 18:1-4 “KEYS TO BUILDING GODLY FRIENDSHIPS” 1. Jonathan’s ACCEPTANCE of David (v. 1-2) Associate Romans 15:7; Proverbs 18:24; John 15:13-14 2. Jonathan’s ATTRACTION to David (v. 1) of like mind or purpose / knit together Philippians 2:5; John 6:44; 1 Samuel 14:1-14; 19:2; ...read more

  • A Picture Of God's Love

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on Oct 17, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 17,607 views

    A Picture of a Soul Winner and a Spiritually Lame person

    A PICTURE OF GOD’S LOVE Date: April 21, 2002 AM service Place: Allendale Baptist Church Text: 2 Samuel 9:1-13 Introduction Imagine with me for just a moment a large screen, a large white screen. And on that screen is a black dot, about 12 inches in diameter. What will your attention be ...read more

  • Covenant - The Basis Of Biblical Relationships Series

    Contributed by Mike Hullah on Jan 26, 2004
    based on 79 ratings
     | 7,770 views

    Covenant is the basis of all Biblical Relationships. This sermon examines principles of covenant and an application to believers. 1st in series.

    Biblical Relationships Understanding Covenant: the Basis of all Relationships Covenant = “to cut” A solemn agreement, negotiated or unilaterally imposed that binds parties to each other in permanent, defined relationships with specific promises, claims and obligations on both sides. Two types: ...read more

  • Jonathan - Covenant Friend Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Jul 27, 2008
    based on 44 ratings
     | 18,004 views

    Looks at Jonathan and the characteristics of true friendship and the need for that in our lives.

    Jonathan – Covenant Friend A Covenant friend is Committed (v. 18:1-4; 20:16-42) A Covenant friend is Loyal (v. 4) A Covenant friend is Accountable (v. 8) A Covenant friend is Honest (v. 9-15) A Covenant Friend is Christ Centered (many verses, Lord) Jonathon is a good example of a Covenant ...read more

  • Restored By A King Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 149 ratings
     | 51,519 views

    Like Mephibosheth, all of us have been Crippled by a fall, sought by a King, found in a Far Country, saved for Another’s Sake, and restored to the King’s Table.

    RESTORED BY A KING The example of Mephibosheth II Samuel 9 INTRODUCTION: Today I want to examine another story from the Old Testament, and --- as I love to do --- I have found another obscure character most people don’t know much about and rarely hear preached about in a sermon. We ...read more

  • Facing Your Giants: Tough Promises Series

    Contributed by Max Lucado on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 120 ratings
     | 22,767 views

    These sermons served as the foundation for Max’s newest book, Facing Your Giants. Our Lord is a covenant-maker and covenant-keeper.

    “Tough Promises” 2 Samuel 9:1-7 These sermons served as the foundation for Max’s newest book, Facing Your Giants. THEME: Our Lord is a covenant-maker and covenant-keeper. Introduction: I enjoy western movies. I grew up watching Roy and Gene ride across the silver screen on Saturday ...read more

  • "How To Choose A Best Friend"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Nov 19, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,649 views

    David and Jonathan were best friends. In their relationship we find what makes true freindships work. Who is your "best friend?"

    Text: (1 Sam 18:1 KJV) And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house. 3 Then Jonathan ...read more

  • Who Needs Friends?

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 129 ratings
     | 11,265 views

    God has given us friends, but so many people have been hurt by their friends and wonder if a true friend can ever be found.

    "Who Needs Friends?" 1 Samuel 18-20 Things were tough on Ted when he was born. He was born in Chicago in 1942 to Polish parents. His father was a sausagemaker and his mother took care of the boys. He was hospitalized when he was only six months old after he suffered an allergic reaction to a ...read more

  • "Covenantal Friendship”

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 185 ratings
     | 25,138 views

    Interwoven throughout Saul’s murderous plotting is the extraordinary friendship between David and Jonathan.

    “Covenantal Friendship” I Samuel 18-20 It usually comes as a shock to discover that not everyone accepts us just the way we are. There is something about each of us that causes others to reject us. Yet we hope others will like us; after all, we think we’re likable! The fear of rejection is ...read more