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  • You Cannot Win Them All Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,264 views

    Saul, Pt. 1

    YOU CANNOT WIN THEM ALL (1 SAMUEL 9:15-10:27) When Christian Herter was governor of Massachusetts, he was running hard for a second term in office. One day, after a busy morning chasing votes he arrived at a church barbecue. It was late afternoon and Herter was famished. As Herter moved down the ...read more

  • Hurry Up And Wait Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,265 views

    Saul, Pt. 2

    HURRY UP AND WAIT (1 SAMUEL 11) It’s been said, “Rome is not built in a day.” When I was a youngster I was in a big hurry to grow up. I was skinny and short. When my brother and I sat in the same car going to school every day, I couldn’t help but compare his size to mine. My brother, who was ...read more

  • Life Is A Test Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 860 views

    Saul, Pt. 3

    LIFE IS A TEST (1 SAMUEL 13:5-15) There are many tests in life: death of loved ones, getting the pink slip and struggles in the family, to name the most stressful. One of the most stressful periods of my life was when I returned to full-time continuing theological education. My savings dried up ...read more

  • Trust And Obey Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 20, 2007
     | 1,184 views

    Saul, Pt. 4 (Final)

    TRUST AND OBEY (1 SAMUEL 15) I love mangoes. You can buy a good size mango during the mango season for $1.50 or in a box of 4-6 mangoes in a Chinese supermarket for as little as $2.99 and as much as $5.99. I usually buy it when it is $3.00-4.99 for a box of 6. A ripe mango is one of the tastiest ...read more

  • Wise Men Still Find Him Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,360 views

    Solomon, Pt. 2

    WISE MEN STILL FIND HIM (1 KINGS 3:3-28) What do sages and philosophers have to say about wisdom? Philosopher Cicero: “The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” The philosopher Immanuel Kant distinguishes between science and wisdom, saying: “Science is organized ...read more

  • All Is Vanity Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 24, 2007
     | 1,407 views

    Solomon, Pt. 3

    ALL IS VANITY (1 KINGS 10:23-25, 11:1-13) A Jewish story tells of Alexander the Great’s presence before the gates of paradise on his journey home after he had conquered the whole world. Seeing that the gates would not open for him, he asked for a token to prove that he was there. All he got was a ...read more

  • If God Asked You What You Wanted Most, What Would You Ask For?

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Feb 25, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,408 views

    God asked Solomon what he would like to have, and Solomon chose wisdom over money or power.

    If God Asked You What You Wanted Most, What Would You Ask For? 1 Kings 3:1-15 Feb. 20, 2008 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor I Then Solomon formed a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her to the city ...read more

  • The Foolish Wise Man

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,709 views

    Solomon was the wisest man that ever, and yet he made some foolish decisions.

    THE FOOLISH WISE MAN 1 Kings 3:1-3:15 listen as I read today’s text 1And Solomon made affinity(means “Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt.”) with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he ...read more

  • So Filled We Cannot Stand Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 8, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,823 views

    The Presence comes not because we manufacture emotions, but because we complete what our history calls us to and because we cultivate holiness and unity.

    Prayer, in the words of hymn-writer Charles Wesley: Finish then Thy new creation, Pure and spotless let us be; Let us see Thy great salvation Perfectly restored in Thee! Changed from glory into glory, Till in heaven we take our place, Till we cast our crowns before Thee, Lost in wonder, love, and ...read more

  • The Substitute King Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jun 23, 2008
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     | 2,962 views

    First in a series on the life and reign of Saul. This message deals with the results of Israel demanding a King, and of God giving them what they request.

    Trinity Baptist Church June 22, 2008 Series: Portrait of a Politician Title: The Substitute King 1 Samuel 8:1-22 I don’t know much about Samuel Clements -- Mark Twain -- when it comes to his faith. But he said something once which was dead on. He said, ...read more

  • The Five Stones

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 29, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,999 views

    A message on how we can defeat our enemy following the example of David.

    THE FIVE STONES 1 Samuel 17:38-51 INTRO: We are all familiar with the story of how little David, who was just a young lad, went to battle against Goliath, a giant in the land in those days, and how David, armed with only a sling and five stones, defeated ...read more

  • Saul - The Bible's Tragic Hero

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 13, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,443 views

    Saul, man’s kind of king, came so close and yet so far from being God’s man.

    Saul- The Bible’s Tragic Hero (Bridge Lane Chapel, 25/08/02, am) Hymns Readings 1. Psalm 51 2. 1 Chronicles 10 3. Hebrews 12:12-24 Intro- The Tragic Hero Greek tragedy (Aristotle) components: • Unity of time, place and action • Inspire horror and pity • Man of greatness with tragic ...read more

  • The Awakening Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,064 views

    Just as Saul was called out of fear to take his place of leadership, so we too are being called by God to awake from slumber and take our place in these days crying out for leadership.

    Introduction: Saul’s personality was energized when the Spirit of God gripped him. He changed from the cowardly king hiding in the baggage (10:20-22) to a bold man of action (11:5-7). Just as he awoke and took his place, we too must awake to God’s hand on our lives. These difficult days in our ...read more

  • One Man's Influence Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 8, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 770 views

    Saul’s failure to address his own heart and it’s lust get to the heart of the matter why God’ prefered David’s heart to his.

    And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD. 1 Samuel 15:13 Rejection is one of the most common things we face, yet it is perhaps the most difficult obstacle we must regularly overcome. It is also one of the ...read more

  • "I Played The Fool, " Saul's Epitaph Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 19, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,825 views

    Instead of being like King Saul, whose life ended with disappointment, we can be like King David, whose life was characterized by hope, even when death was near.

    J Sidlow Baxter’s book, Mark These Men, tells us he thinks a man plays the fool when he: Neglects his godly friends; Goes on enterprises for God before God sends him; Disobeys God; Tries to cover disobedience with religious sounding excuses; Allows jealousy or hatred to master ...read more