Tag Archives: Samuel

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: 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 […]

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 […]