We will all face battles in our lives, but how we approach each battle reflects what we believe about God. Do we believe that God is sovereign and fully engaged in our circumstances, no matter what the outcome is? In 1 Samuel 17, David faces a seemingly impossible situation, but he approaches the battle with unwavering trust in the living, sovereign God to carry out His plans for His glory. David identifies what God is doing and comes underneath His plans instead pulling God into his own personal agenda. We are called to trust that God has prepared us for whatever battles we are up against, knowing that we have the living, sovereign God on our side.
David & Goliath
October 8, 2016 • David • 1 Samuel 17
October 2, 2016
From obscure shepherd to esteemed king, David was just as human as the rest of us. His faith in the Lord brought him through mountaintop highs and cave dwelling lows, yet God was present in every moment, shaping and refining David for His glory. David’s life didn’t always look like a triumphant victory over Goliath; his treachery with the murder of Uriah and adultery with Bathsheba brings to light a deep reality—that though we are redeemed by Christ’s blood, believers are a broken people who will wrestle with sin until we are glorified. But God is in the business of using sinners in his redemptive story and through the lineage of David, a Baby is born… a Savior. Join us as we walk through the life of a man of God, David.
Matt Williams • October 1, 2016 • David
David’s life shows us that God uses the unexpected and the unlikely. Choosing broken people like David to participate in His plan makes His great power known. David’s life is one of tension as the Bible describes him with a heart of integrity and skillful hands, yet his life is also one of murder, adultery, and lies. The tension in David’s life is used by God to point us in the direction of His faithfulness; God does not choose a stereotypical future king, but instead chooses David, working in the field and the youngest of his brothers, to serve and lead. God is in the business of taking fragile people and using them for His glory. David’s story paints a picture of how God shapes people for His plan.
David & Jonathan
Bill White • October 15, 2016 • David
Jonathan is so committed to being a part of what God is doing that he willingly sacrifices his kingdom, his relationship with his father, and his relationship with his closest friend, David. Jonathan’s actions are motivated by his desire to align himself with God, even when it means humbling himself and giving up his path to the throne. God calls us to relationships based on this commitment to self-sacrifice and the elevation of His mission. We must choose daily to put aside our selfish desires and seek God’s plan above our own.