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Kingdoms in Conflict

I Samuel 22:1-5

June 28, 2020 • Pastor John Wilson

I. HISTORIC SETTING A. National Israel Degenerated - Jer.2:11-13 Spiritually/Morally/Culturally/Politically B. King Saul > Tyrant Godless Government C. David & People In Great Distress II. OBSERVE SPIRITUAL PARALLELS A. Cave, David, People, Saul, Prophet Gad B. Two Kingdoms In Conflict (Age Long) III. SPEAK OF THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM A. Undercurrent Of Anger, Division, Rage Protests, Riots, Violence, Murder, Hate B. Satan’s Plan To Rule The World - Rev.13:7-8 1. Mt.24:8 Sorrow / Lk.21:25 Distress C. Tactic: Marxism - Mt.24:12 - Lawlessness 1. Mob Rule: Burn Cities, Churches, Statues 2. “Kneel Or We Will Burn It Down” IV. HOW DID WE GET HERE? A. Ed., Moral, Culture, Family, $$, Gvt. Race B. 1928 Communists – Identity Politics/Divide 1. Actual Street Fighting Chaos To Control 2. Goal: New Man/World Order (Totalitarian) 3. Anti-Christ Will Step In 4. Groups Predominantly Marxist Ideology CLOSE: BEST TO DISCERN THE TIME - I PET.5:8 A. Be Certain Your Relationship To Jesus B. Live For Eternity (He Is Coming) C. Determine To Make Your Stand - Eph.6:13 D. Pray For A Great Awakening

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How Did I Get Here?

1 Samuel 22:7-19 • July 12, 2020 • Pastor John Wilson

INTRO. STUDY DECLINE OF SAUL (WARNING TO US) A. Observe The Pattern Of Decline B. Recognize Consequences Severe / Increase C. Hopefully Avoid Them I. FIRST STEP: SPIRITUAL REJECTION OF GOD A. I Sam.15:11,22,23 - Choices Of King Saul B. Pv.8: 32-36 - ‘Sin Against Own Soul’ C. Soul: Intellect, Emotion, Will II. SECOND: 19:1 - SURRENDER OF REASON A. Ro.1:21 - ‘Became Futile In Thinking’ B. Grew Increasingly Irrational C. Finally Incapable Of Sound Judgment III. 22:7-8 - THIRD: EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE A. Ro. 1:21 - Hearts Darkened; Seat Of… 1. Mental, Emotional, Moral B. As His Decline Continued Observe: 1. He Became Jealous, Paranoid 2. Invented False Reality/Narrative: X Greed, ID Politics, Power, Division 3. Sought Allegiance To Self ‘Me’ 5 X IV. 9,11,18,19 - REPROBATE = UNPRINCIPLED A. Ro.1:28, I Tim. 4:2 - ‘Conscience Seared’ B. Moral Failure: Prisons, Culture CLOSE: CAN I ESCAPE THIS PATTERN / FATE? A. Eph.4:17 - Christian, Non- Christian B. Must Determine In Your Heart

In the Hand of God - part 2

1 Samuel 22:1-3 • June 21, 2020 • Pastor John Wilson

INTRO. ALL DESIRE BLESSINGS, ETERNAL SPRING A. David > From Fame And Favor To Fugitive B. Fled To Cave Of Adulam - Numerous Caves 1. Known As ‘Stronghold’, ‘Refuge’ C. David Was Running From His Enemy D. Cave Was In God’s Plan All Along (Lesson) E. We Often Misunderstand God’s Ways I. DAVID WAS IN SURVIVAL MODE A. He Escaped Then Hid In A Cold Dark Place 1. Distressed, Discouraged, Doubt, Dejected B. He Was Alone - Jacob Alone - Gn.32:24 C. Exactly Where God Wanted Him II. DAVID HAD NO IDEA WHAT GOD WAS DOING A. Preparing David For His Destiny As King B. Everything David Cherished Taken Away: 1. Position, Friend, Wife, Security, Identity 2. All Barriers Between Him And God Gone C. Frightening & Horribly Confusing Time 1. David Came To Grips With God And Self X Testimony “ What Do You Want From Me?” D. “All I Want Is You” Successes And Failures E. Door Open For David,For Us Knowing God 1. Ps.13, Ps.142 - Raw “… Only Works From….” III. WE ALL HAVE CAVE TIME IN OUR FUTURE A. Good News: God’s Best Work Often In Caves X Joseph, Elijah, Jeremiah, Jesus Tomb B. Great News: Emerge A Different Person C. Transformation, Identity, Accept Jesus D. Ps.34:18 - ‘Crushed Spirit’ New Wine

In the Hand of God

I Samuel 21:9-15 • June 14, 2020 • Pastor John Wilson

ANOINTED OF GOD > EXILE, BEGGAR, FUGITIVE A. Begging Bread And A Sword 1. Provision & Warning Weapons Of Warfare B. Presence Of Doeg – Life Going South I. WONDER GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING? A. God’s Plan Appears Counter To Promises 1. Often The Case X Dream/Expectation Dies B. All Is In God’s Hands - Is.55:8-9 C. God Is Preparing Us - II Cor.4:17 X God Uses Affliction X Texas Curb > South D. His Design Was To Strengthen Me For His: 1. Develop My Faith: Do Will, For His Glory, E. Be Patient In Trials - Ps.62:5 II. DAVID’S ATTEMPT TO DELIVER HIMSELF: A. Almost Made A Fatal Mistake (Backfired) B. Many Believers Do Exactly The Same Thing 1. Ran To The Camp Of The Enemy (Fugitive) C. Many Believe Life Unfair & Give Up / Give In 1. Excuse: Run To World For Asylum / Comfort D. World Not Our Friend > Use / Mock / Discard 1. No Safety In The Arms Of The World ***** III. DAVID MUST LEARN SAFETY IN GOD - PS.118:8-9 A. Lessons We All Must Learn (Diff. For All) B. Better To Be Alone Than w/World - Jer.15:17 C. We Are Never Alone - Mt.28:20 CLOSE: DO IT YOUR WAY OR HIS WAY?