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Going Deeper: How Are The Mighty Fallen – 2 Samuel 1:1-27

The death of King Saul of Israel was tragic and at the same time necessary. The king had shown that he was unwilling to fully repent of his sins, and he was ruled by pride and fear. Instead of willingly relinquishing the throne as would have been right, he stubbornly held onto the rule of […]

Going Deeper: The Doom of Endor – 1 Samuel 27:3-20

One thing that is clear from the Bible is that Holy One, God, does not follow us into sin and wickedness.  While we understand God to be omnipresent, He does not facilitate or cause us to sin.  Furthermore, while God is merciful, He knows that we must be turned away from sin before mercy can […]

Going Deeper: 1 Samuel 25:39-44 – The Bride

The Apostle Paul called the relationship between Christ and the church a great mystery (Ephesians 5:32).   Like many relationships, the marriage of the Savior to His bride, the Church, is full of questions.  Why does He love us?  How could He love us enough to give His glorious life for us?  Why does He, holy […]

Going Deeper: 1 Samuel 25:1-38 – Blessed are the Peacemakers

Jesus told His disciples, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). One of the greatest blessings of this life is knowing God’s presence and being considered worthy of the title, “Christian.” Beside the blessing of a life of peace is being part of the peacemaking process. Strife […]

Going Deeper: My Lord the King – 1 Samuel 24

One of the greatest attributes Christians should foster is humility. Combined with meekness, humility demonstrates a willingness to submit for the benefit of others putting their needs before our own. Realizing we are created beings lifted from the dirt allows us to see more clearly than when our minds are filled with the falsehoods of […]

Going Deeper: My Deliverer – 1 Samuel 23:1-23

Have you ever helped a turtle safe cross the street or helped a cat get out of a tree?  If so, you could legitimately say that you saved them.  Salvation comes in many forms, and Christians recognize Jesus Christ as the Savior.  This is definitely correct.  His very name means “Jehovah is Salvation” or “Jehovah […]

Going Deeper: Except Jesus – 1 Samuel 22:5-23

Paranoia can be one of the most destructive states of mind we can experience. Seeing everyone around us as a potential threat, fearing our own inadequacies to the point of paralysis , and attacking our allies out of distrust is just a short list of the issues involved. From a simple reading of the Scriptures, […]

Going Deeper: Family – 1 Samuel 22:1-4

This week’s message illustrates that David was a hero to Israel and a champion protector. Like the Robin Hood of the ancient world, David drew the downtrodden to him as a moths to a flame. These misfits became the core of his army. What’s more, this week we will consider how David cared for his […]

Going Deeper: The Sword – 1 Samuel 21:7-9

What happened to Goliath’s sword after David defeated the giant? Well, David did not keep it. It made it’s way after the battle to the Tabernacle as a trophy. And it was there that David finds it in our lesson scripture this week. Join us as we consider the significance of this event and the […]

Going Deeper: One Greater Here – 1 Samuel 21:1-6

Fleeing from Saul, David did the unexpected and went to the Tabernacle to seek food. Though he was received with some trepidation, the priest gave him a portion of the shewbread that he had no right to eat under the Law. This week we will explore how this passage relates to our New Testament experience […]