Apr 22, 2018
1 Samuel 21-22
In this sermon we discover God’s King is not only powerful but humble and vulnerable.  We see why this should attract us to Him and why it should compel to live like Him. 
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  • Apr 22, 20181 Samuel 21-22
    Apr 22, 2018
    1 Samuel 21-22
    In this sermon we discover God’s King is not only powerful but humble and vulnerable.  We see why this should attract us to Him and why it should compel to live like Him. 
  • Apr 15, 20181 Samuel 18-20
    Apr 15, 2018
    1 Samuel 18-20
    In this sermon, we discover the two responses to God’s King. Saul represents those who reject God’s king, and we see several characteristics associated with this path: jealousy, anger, fear, and irrationality. Jonathan is an often overlooked Bible character who is a wonderful example of what it looks like to follow God’s king. The marks of a faithful follower are sacrifice, courage, allegiance, and a deep, lasting commitment. We see these same two responses to God’s King today.
     
  • Apr 8, 20181 Samuel 17
    Apr 8, 2018
    1 Samuel 17
    We look at one of the most familiar and loved stories of the Bible, David verses Goliath. Sometimes our familiarity with a story can prevent us from hearing the real meaning of the story. We discover this chapter has the same theme as 1 Samuel 16: “the Lord sees not as man sees.” We are reminded that we must rethink how we view our situation, others, ourselves, and power.
  • Apr 1, 2018Resurrection Encounters and Significance
    Apr 1, 2018
    Resurrection Encounters and Significance
    Series: Specials
    In this sermon, we look at three encounters three different people had with Jesus and we discover the significance the resurrection had on their lives.  We learn what difference the resurrection can make in our lives.  The resurrection means my sin can be forgiven, we have a new purpose for living, and we have hope for the future.
     
  • Mar 25, 20181 Samuel 16
    Mar 25, 2018
    1 Samuel 16
    1 Samuel 16
    God wants us to see as He sees.  We discover several important areas we need to rethink in order to gain God’s perspective on life.  We need to rethink our situation, others, ourselves, and greatness. 
     
  • Mar 18, 20181 Samuel 12-15
    Mar 18, 2018
    1 Samuel 12-15
     
    In this sermon we focus on 1 Samuel 15, and we learn the common characteristics and patterns of rebellion, or sin, against the king.  First, rebellion is anything other than complete and immediate obedience.  Second, rebellion is driven by greed.  Third, rebellion is irrational and leads to more rebellion.  Finally, we look at Hebrews 10 and discover how our rebellion can be overcome.
  • Mar 11, 20181 Samuel 8-11
    Mar 11, 2018
    1 Samuel 8-11
    We learn several key truths about the King from this text.  First, we are quick to reject God as our King.  Second, we easily become enslaved to other masters.  Third, God the King will give us over to our desires.  Fourth, God the King is gracious.
  • Mar 4, 20181 Samuel 5-7
    Mar 4, 2018
    1 Samuel 5-7
    In this passage we learn that God advances His kingdom through judgment. We often don’t think about this biblical teaching, but we discover why we should rejoice in God’s judgment and what difference this makes for us today. We also see several ways this passage points us to Christ and why this makes us desire God’s judgments.
  • Feb 25, 20181 Samuel 4
    Feb 25, 2018
    1 Samuel 4
    Dr. Calvin Wittman is our guest speaker and he preaches from 1 Samuel 4 about why we should not try to put God in a box.
  • Feb 18, 20181 Samuel 3
    Feb 18, 2018
    1 Samuel 3
     
    In this sermon, we learn about several barriers that often prevent us from hearing God’s Word: inexperience, apathy, and sin.  We also learn how we can overcome these barriers and hear from God.  We talk about what it means for us to hear God’s Word.
     
  • Feb 11, 20181 Samuel 2
    Feb 11, 2018
    1 Samuel 2
    God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.  We see this theme in Hannah’s song and we see it throughout the chapter.  We learn how the priests are arrogant and how God brings them low in his wrath.  Samuel is an example of humility, and he is exalted and shown grace.  We discover how this text points forward to the King, and how God’s wrath and grace meet in a unique way at the cross. 
     
  • Feb 5, 20181 Samuel 1
    Feb 5, 2018
    1 Samuel 1
     
    Hannah is the main character in 1 Samuel 1 and we learn important kingdom principles from her.  First, God’s kingdom brings hope to the hopeless.  Hannah’s hopelessness is a picture of Israel’s spiritual barrenness and she is a picture of our need.  The good news is that God delights in bringing hope to us in our desperation.  Second, we learn God’s kingdom brings honor to the humble.  Hannah is a picture of humility that God honors, and we discover how this story points us to the ultimate example of humility.
     
  • Jan 28, 2018Applying the Gospel: Response
    Jan 28, 2018
    Applying the Gospel: Response
     
    In the final sermon of this series, we talk about how we should respond to the gospel and we discover several benefits if we have responded to the gospel with faith.  If I am trusting in Christ, I have a new relationship, a new identity, and a new power.  We learn why this should encourage us and motivate us to live lives that are worthy of all God has done for us in the gospel.