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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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Seeing God’s Spirit at Work - 1 Samuel 16:13-23

Seeing God’s Spirit at Work
1 Samuel 16:13-23
I. GOD’S SPIRIT IS ESSENTIAL TO LEADING GOD’S PEOPLE

II. GOD’S SPIRIT WILL PLACE US IN UNEXPECTED SITUATIONS TO PREPARE US FOR SERVICE

III. GOD’S SPIRIT DESIRES TO USE US WHEREVER WE ARE FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS

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When God Chooses a Leader - 1 Samuel 16:1-13

When God Chooses a Leader
1 Samuel 16:1-13

I. GOD CARES MORE ABOUT PROPER LEADERSHIP THAN ANYONE 

II. GOD DOES NOT CHOOSE LEADERS THE WAY WE WOULD CHOOSE    

A. The dangers of our own impressions
B. The necessity of allowing God to direct us 
C. God is more interested in our hearts than anything external
D. External appearances neither qualify or disqualify us for God’s service 

III. GOD CHOOSES BASED ON HIS WISDOM, NOT OURS   

A. God’s wisdom sometimes defies parental wisdom 
B. God wisdom tramples on human understanding and logic
C. God wisdom chooses unlikely people to accomplish his purposes
D. God wisdom upends our well-planned
conventions

IV. GOD PREPARES AND EQUIPS HIS LEADERS FOR ADVERSITY

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The Fall of a King Pt. 2 - I Samuel 15:12-35

The Fall of a King - Part 2
1 Samuel 15:12-35

I. Saul is a man who wants to make his name great
II. Samuel is a man who wants to make God’s name great
III. Saul is a man who will use religion to excuse disobedience and please himself
IV. Samuel is a man who will obey without excuse to please God
V. Saul is man who
fears and blames others for his failures
VI. Samuel is man who fears God and therefore does not fear any man
VII. Saul is a man who only understands external, formal worship
VIII. Samuel is man who understands that formal worship cannot be substituted for obedience
IX. Saul is a man who doesn’t understand who God is
X. Samuel is man who
does

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Make Disciples - Matthew 28:16-20

Make Disciples
Matthew 28:16-20

I. THE POWER & AUTHORITY OF JESUS - I AM LORD OF ALL

II. THE PURPOSE & AIM OF ALL CHRISTIANS - MAKE DISCIPLES

A. What is a disciple?

  • A disciple believes that Jesus is the Christ

  • A disciple follows Christ as Lord.

  • A disciple learns from Christ

  • A disciple loves and obeys Christ

  • A disciple serves Christ by serving others

  • A disciple is sent like Christ to make disciples 

B. How do we make disciples?

 We make disciples by prayerfully sharing the gospel with people over time.    

 C. Where do we make disciples? 

 III. THE PROMISE & ASSURANCE OF JESUS - I AM WITH YOU

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Love People - Matthew 22:34-40

Love People
Matthew 22:34-40

WHAT LOVE IS NOT:

  • Love is not a random force.

  • Love is not an overwhelming force.

  • Love is not an uncontrollable force.

  • Love is not self-gratification.

  • Love is not positive affirmation.

WHAT LOVE IS:

Love is an act of the will, accompanied by emotion, that leads to action on behalf of its object (Voddie Baucham).

I. LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW

II. LOVING PEOPLE IS A VISIBLE DEMONSTRATION OF LOVING GOD

III. LOVING PEOPLE REQUIRES SACRIFICE

  • You must be willing to sacrifice partiality and prejudices

  • You must be willing to sacrifice comfort & convenience

  • You must be willing to sacrifice like Christ

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Love God - Mark 12:28-34

Love God
Mark 12:28-34

WHAT IS LOVE?

  • Love is rooted in the nature of God. 

  • “Love is an act of the will, accompanied by emotion, that leads to action on behalf of its object.” (Voddie Baucham)

  • Love is volitional; love is sacrificial; love is secure.

I. LOVING GOD IS THE GREATEST COMMAND OF ALL

II. ALL OF OUR BEING AND FACULTIES ARE MEANT FOR LOVING GOD

III. LOVING GOD CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM LOVING CHRIST

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