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Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Series: 1 Samuel
Duration: 24 mins 24 secs
Communion Sunday! Always a great time to gather at the table of our Lord as family. Before we get there we will continue one more week with 1 Samuel. This week we see David heroic and yet hunted and betrayed. But the centerpiece is David encouraged. That should give us something to reflect on. How can we be encouraged, how can we encourage others, and how, ultimately, is Christ our encouragement? That should take us to the table nicely.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Series: 1 Samuel
Duration: 24 mins 35 secs
There are hard truths in the Bible, difficult stories. There are congregations, and not a few, that will not sing the moving and beautiful song Rick and his band led us in last week because they do not want to hear that "the Father turns his face away". Stuart Townend was asked to change that offensive lyric, so true and so soteriologically essential, and bravely refused. The passage we come to this week is one of those many would skip over. But it is important to the story we are following as Saul disintegrates and David, on the other hand, integrates faith and action. It is, for the most part, ugly. But it is the Word of God. So it is also both true and helpful.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Series: 1 Samuel
Duration: 28 mins 13 secs
So, back from a nice vacation and thinking March Madness is really about the weather. Been a challenging week after enjoying sun and upper 70's last week. Oh well. At least I am not on the run from a murderous maniac as David was from Saul. This week we look at several vignettes of his adventures and will probably wonder, as BTW he apparently didn't, where was God in all this. I think there are some surprising answers.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Passage: John 15:1-17
Series: Guest Pastor
Duration: 40 mins 30 secs
John 15:1-17
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Passage: Mark 14:1-11
Series: Guest Pastor
Duration: 35 mins 4 secs
Mark 14:1-11
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Series: 1 Samuel
Duration: 22 mins 50 secs
Last week we touched on the friendship of David and Jonathan. This week we look at that more closely as Saul becomes even more seriously homicidal toward David and he relies on the covenant promise, covenant faithfulness, and covenant love of Jonathan. Important implications and applications for us. We too have covenant relationships, the most important of which is with the Lord Jesus.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Series: 1 Samuel
Duration: 27 mins 10 secs
So now that David has defeated Goliath and is more and more clearly God's man on the scene, he quickly becomes the most loved and admired man in Israel. You know, he is that guy all the women want to marry, or marry their daughter off to, all the men want to be his best friend. But, ya know in this broken world there are always a few who resent, mistrust, and even hate someone like that. In the last chapter it was David's older brother. In the chapters we will look at this week it gets much, much worse because it is Saul, the king. In many ways the man David is doing the most good for! But deep down we all know how little that matters once dark things like fear, envy, and resentment start to stir. We will see both the terrible results of letting those dark things lose and the sovereignty of a Lord who is having none of it.
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Series: 1 Samuel
Duration: 34 mins 5 secs
In a significant way, all of 1 Samuel so far has been introduction. The main character, the one who so points us to Jesus, is David. The saga of Saul is not over but this week the spotlight moves from him to the coming king. Seems a most unlikely choice, youngest of the family, left out of the line-up when the prophet appears. Yet he is the one God chooses. Seeing that again may teach us a thing or two.
Sun, Feb 05, 2017
Series: 1 Samuel
Duration: 29 mins
In a significant way, all of 1 Samuel so far has been introduction. The main character, the one who so points us to Jesus, is David. The saga of Saul is not over but this week the spotlight moves from him to the coming king. Seems a most unlikely choice, youngest of the family, left out of the line-up when the prophet appears. Yet he is the one God chooses. Seeing that again may teach us a thing or two.
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
Series: 1 Samuel
Duration: 28 mins 51 secs
So this week we finish chapter 14 and move through chapter 15 of 1 Samuel. That section presents us with some major head-scratchers. First we have a rather glowing summary of the administration of Saul followed by his rejection by God. Very odd sequence. Then we encounter one of those pictures that many non-Christians hate, many liberals reject, and that make Christians very uneasy. God requires the total elimination of a nomadic tribe. Has God changed to the kinder, gentler New Testament God? Many think so. We'll have to ponder that. And then, as if that is not enough, and still on the subject of God changing, we have a clear and beautiful statement that God does not change or repent. The problem is that powerful and clear assertion is in the same chapter that tells us - twice! - that God repented.
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