Tag Archives: David

Going Deeper: Go In Peace – 1 Samuel 20:42

Since King Saul was bent on evil toward David despite his innocence, David was ultimately left with no choice but to run for it. However, Jonathan held out hope for a solution. Since we first see him in the Scriptures, Jonathan was an optimist. An ideal friend and consummate advocate for resolution, the son of […]

Going Deeper: Whatsoever Thy Soul Desireth – 1 Samuel 20:1-17

David’s relationship with the son of King Saul, Jonathan, was instrumental to his survival.   As an agent of salvation, Jonathan protected David and advocated with his father on many occasions.  Because of Jonathan’s position and reputation, the King listened to him. This intercession by Jonathan, at risk to his own life, showed his love and devotion […]

Going Deeper: And There Was War Again – 1 Samuel 19:8-17

The conflict between Saul and David is tragic, and yet a clear example of how most of our problems are preventable. Sins and foolishness are often to blame for the pain and suffering in the world. Saul’s unrestrained envy and fear destroy him and his family, while David’s faithfulness in spite of repeated betrayal is […]

Going Deeper: A King’s Daughter – 1 Damuel 18:17-30

Sometimes we fear what we cannot control. This fear of the unknown is common and understandable, but the children of God should live by faith and not sight. Faith in the hope we have in Jesus Christ is the key. This week we are considering the fear that King Saul had toward David who only […]

Going Deeper: Facing Giants – 1 Samuel 17:1-58

What more can be said about David and Goliath? Next to Jesus crucifixion, it is perhaps the most well known event in the Bible. The smallest child can relate to the story of the boy who faced a giant. It is a trope, a cliche. But is it? If we believe the Bible to be […]

Commandments of Jesus, Pt XIII – Mark 9:38-40

In a world full of division and strife, it is no wonder that these problems impact the Church.  Thus we many brands and stripes of church, and this seems unlikely to change any time soon.  However, there is hope.  True submissive faith in Jesus Christ is the key to unity of purpose, truth and life.  […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part XII: Mark 6:33-44

As a pastor, I have learned that feeding the portion of God’s flock given into my care is an incredible responsibility and a great joy.  Like all work, it has its ups and downs, but serving the Lord is tremendously rewarding.  More importantly the Lord teaches us that all of His children have a work […]