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7 Reasons God Doesn’t Love You - Romans 5:1-11

7 Reasons God Doesn’t Love You
Romans 5:1-11

  1. God doesn’t love you because you are able or strong

  2. God doesn’t love you because you are godly

  3. God doesn’t love you because you are righteous

  4. God doesn’t love you because you are good

  5. God doesn’t love you because you deserve his love

  6. God doesn’t love you because you are friends

  7. God doesn’t love you because you are at peace

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God Will Judge - 1 Samuel 24:1-22

God Will Judge
1 Samuel 24:1-22

I. A PROVIDENTIAL TEST

            A. A Test of Conscience & Conviction
            B. A Test of Courage & Command

II. A PLEA FOR JUSTICE

III. THE PROMISE OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS

  • David’s relationship with the Lord is intensely personal

  • David’s relationship with the Lord is immediately practical

  • David’s relationship with the Lord brings incredible peace.

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A Tale of Two Kings - 1 Samuel 22:6-23

A Tale of Two Kings
1 Samuel 22:6-23

I. The Insecurity of a Worldly King
II. The Injustice of a Wicked Trial
III. The Truthful Response of an Innocent Man
IV. An Unjust Verdict from an Ungodly Judge
V. God’s Providence & a Responsible King

Implications:

  • Be very careful what you desire and ask for.

  • Disbelieving and disobeying God’s word leads to ruin.

  • All of God’s enemies will ultimately prove the truthfulness of his word.

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Learning to Lament - Psalm 56:1-13

Learning to Lament
Psalm 56:1-13


I. INTENTIONALLY TURN YOUR HEART TO GOD
II. HONESTLY BRING YOUR COMPLAINT AND SORROW
III. ASK FOR GOD TO RESPOND IN LIGHT OF HIS PROMISES
IV. FACE YOUR FEAR AND SORROW IN FAITH
V. CHOOSE TO WORSHIP EVEN IN YOUR PAIN

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Compelled by Christ - 2 Corinthians 5:11-15

Compelled by Christ
2 Corinthians 5:11-15

I. THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST PROVES THE REALITY OF GOD’S JUDGMENT 
            A. The reality God’s judgment produces a rightful fear for those outside of Christ.
            B. The reality of God’s judgment calls for an
urgent and compassionate offer of the gospel.
            C. The reality of God’s judgment
frees believers from the fear of others.

II. THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST COMPELS NORMAL CHRISTIAN LIVING
            A. Jesus is the only Savior of the spiritually dead.
            B. Jesus is the only Lord of the spiritually
alive.

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Desperation - 1 Samuel 21:1-22:5

Desperation
1 Samuel 21:1-22:5

 I. GOD’S PROVISION IN DESPERATION
II. GOD’S PRAISE IN DESPERATION
III.  GOD’S PROVIDENCE IN DESPERATION
            A. Providence & Preparation
            B. Providence & Preservation
IV. GOD’S PROTECTION IN DESPERATION

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Covenant Security - I Samuel 20:1-42

Covenant Security
1 Samuel 20:1-42

I. THE COVENANT PROVIDES SECURITY IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
II. THE COVENANT PRODUCES UNBELIEVABLE FAITHFULNESS
            A. Jonathan will faithfully share the truth with David.
            B. Jonathan will faithfully
send David away in safety.
            C. Jonathan will faithfully
side with David over his own family’s dynasty.
III. THE COVENANT PRICE IS UNCONDITIONAL COMMITMENT
IV. THE COVENANT PROMISES UNLIMITED PEACE IN THE MIDST OF CONFLICT

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God's Word, God's Spirit, and God's Deliverance - I Samuel 19:1-23

God’s Word, God’s Spirit, & God’s Deliverance
1 Samuel 19:1-23

I. JONATHAN DEFENDS DAVID PERSONALLY AND PURPOSEFULLY

II. DAVID DODGES ANOTHER SPEAR

III. MICHAL DELAYS FOR DAVID

IV. SAMUEL DEPENDS ON GOD’S SPIRIT TO DELIVER DAVID

  • God’s deliverance is instructive

  • God’s deliverance is inspiring

  • God’s deliverance is ironic

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