If our government was built on the belief that “absolute power corrupts absolutely,” why would so many Americans be willing to give absolute power to themselves? Pastor Colin Smith talks about the answer.
The Life of David, Part 1: His Trials (Sermons on 2 Samuel)
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.
From this Series
What has God done for this world of self-appointed kings gone bad? He’s sent another king! Pastor Colin explains why.
No Christian should expect to see Saul in heaven. Every Christian will see David in heaven. Pastor Colin talks about the good news that God is able to turn a Saul into a David.
What makes a person an outstanding servant of God? Pastor Colin talks about where we can find the qualities God is looking for.
You know that God is at work when you see good things happening. But what about when bad things happen? Pastor Colin talks about how God is at work through them too. Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:14-23 14 Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the Lordtormented him. 15 And Saul’s […]
Many people would like to throw off the claims of Christ. Do you think this is where you’ll find freedom? Pastor Colin talks about why it isn’t. Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:14-23 14 Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the Lordtormented him. 15 And Saul’s servants said to him, “Behold […]
Perhaps anger, fear, and sin has gained a stranglehold in your life. There is a story in the Bible that shows us how this can happen. Discover why your compulsive behavior is not the real problem. Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-30 1As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to […]
The great enigma of walking with God is that there will be painful trials. But in them you will be blessed. Discover how this worked out in David’s life. Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-30 1As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan […]
Some of you may sometimes say, “I’ve never really had good role models in my life.” Remember, you can learn as much from a person who does something badly as you can from a person who does something well. Pastor Colin says that might be why we have the story of Saul be in the […]
What does real commitment to Jesus Christ look like? Pastor Colin takes us through the story of David to discover the profile.
How important are the friends you hang out with? The church you go to? The books you read and the movies that you watch? These decisions will shape the person that you become.
Saul was a destroyer; David was a deliverer. Ask God to search your heart – your words and your character: Are you more like the deliverer or the destroyer?
How can you handle a hostile person—someone you feel is always against you? Pastor Colin talks about how to do it in a way that shows grace and honors the Lord.
How do you handle an antagonistic person in a way that shows grace? Pastor Colin talks about what grace looks like in our world today.
How would you have felt? What would have run through your mind? The man who had set himself against you has finally died. Pastor Colin talks about how David reacted to the news of Saul’s death.
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 […]
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 […]