Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king. (1 Sam. 15:23) We begin a new series today called “A Tale of Two Kings.” We will be following the story of Saul and the story of David. Through their stories, we are going to tap into a […]
The Life of David, Part 1: His Trials
Many people try to be their own king, but this is a sure road to disaster. God sent you another King and you can trust Him.
In this series, we will follow the story of two kings in the Bible—David and Saul—and discover the very different paths they chose: Saul was a religious man who followed his own heart, and David was a regenerate man who followed Jesus Christ.
As the story progresses, the difference between these two men becomes increasingly obvious. You need a king you can trust with absolute authority in your life—a king whose laws you will obey, a king whose direction you will follow, a king whose judgment you will submit to. There is a King you can trust with your life, and his name is Jesus.
I have provided for myself a king. (1 Sam. 16:1) Last week we met the first king–Saul. Saul believed in God and he offered service to God, but in his heart he was in rebellion against God. Saul is a man that none of us want to be like. He was a disaster to himself […]
Behold now, a harmful spirit from God is tormenting you. Let our lord now command your servants who are before you to seek out a man who is skillful in playing the lyre, and when the harmful spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well. (1 Sam. 16:15-16) […]
And the women sang to one another as they celebrated, “Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” (1 Sam. 18:7) We continue today with the story of Saul and David; two kings whose lives moved in very different directions. Saul chose the path of rebellion against God. You never find repentance […]
Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to [David]. (1 Sam. 22:2) Saul reigned for 40 years, and about half of his entire reign was taken up with his growing obsession over David. Twice he threw his spear at David. Then he tried […]
Now Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men who were with him. (1 Sam. 22:6) Please open your Bible at 1 Samuel 22. We are following the stories of Saul and of David—two kings who chose very different paths and whose lives had very different outcomes. People gathered round these two and became […]
I will not put out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD’s anointed. (1 Sam. 24:10) Please open your Bible at 1 Samuel 24. We’re following this tale of two kings: Saul and David. Saul was a religious man. He believed in God but in his heart he was all about himself. […]
David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and Jonathan his son, and he said it should be taught to the people of Judah. (2 Sam. 1:17-18) We come today to the last message in our series on Saul and David. I feel that I am saying goodbye to a dear friend. These chapters in 1 […]