Tag Archives: God

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 […]

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 […]

Going Deeper: Cast Me Not Away – Psalm 51:11

The Bible tells us, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). Certainly, an honest reading of the Scriptures presents the fact that God hates sin. He may be graceful and merciful, but still He hates sin as an act of rebellion and worse as destructive behavior […]

Going Deeper: The LORD Knows – 1 Samuel 16:6-7

Have you ever faced a moment when you didn’t have all the facts? God hasn’t. Can you read minds? God can. Do you have perfect understanding of the past, present and future? God does. The truth is that our perspective is limited, but we can trust that God knows and understands all things. Realizing the […]

Going Deeper: I Am With You – 1 Samuel 14:1-16

One of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is the sense of belonging. We belong to God, and He has given us His Son and His Spirit to demonstrate how completely committed He is to our relationship. He is faithful and true even when we are not. He never moves. Therefore, except in times […]

Going Deeper: Waiting

Who likes waiting? Probably no one likes waiting. It sounds boring and like a waste of time, right? I mean… why can’t we have what we want now? Of course this is an immature point of view, but we all fall victim to this way of thinking. Many things in life challenge our patience and […]