So much about following Christ is learning that his call is full of things that go against our nature. Truly, we must learn to trust Him in many aspects of our lives. Do we believe that He will bring us to where He wants us? Do we believe where He wants us is good? David was called to be King. He was not a king like the other nations had as that was who Saul was. He was a king of God’s choosing. We are Christians of God’s choosing. Will we live lives full of seemingly strange decisions that reflect only our faith rather than logic? Listen to this sermon for more.
Do you know what God’s will is for your life? Do you ever feel like you are not getting a clear answer from God? Oftentimes, our expectations of God’s direction for our lives is driven by our need for certainty. But the need for certainty is really our need for further control. Listen to this sermon on a situation that David found himself in where he needed direction. God gives it in different ways but no matter how it comes, we still will need to have faith and trust Him.
The reign of Saul was established by God but undermined by Saul’s disobedience. Chapters 13-15 in 1 Samuel detail this fall and give insight for Christians to understand the effects of disobedience upon our relationship with God. Listen to Part One of this sermons series on the Fall of Saul.
The great question we must ask is who is capable of saving us. Of course, we want a fireman to save us if we’re trapped in a burning building. We want superman (if he were real) to save us if we fall out of a plane. But who saves us when we recognize the reality of our sin and depravity before a holy God. Who is capable?