Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

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: 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 […]