Behold The King

The Book of 1 Samuel

The Clarity of The End

May 16, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 31:1-13 // We can summarize the tragedy of Saul with these two observations: 1) self-autonomy brings self-destruction and 2) self-preservation brings idolatry. It's not too late to see the tragedy and bow the knee to the true king.

The Gospel Brook

May 9, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 29:1-30:31 // God's story in bringing his anointed king out of the wilderness comes to a close, and we see three gospel lenses: The Understated Gospel (For The Stuck), The Relentless Gospel (For the Overwhelmed), and The Extravagant Gospel (For The Weary).

The Tragedy of Listening and the Comedy of the Gospel

May 2, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 28:1-25 // Saul's tragic story shows us that God does not answer those who will not listen. The good news is that in the gospel, God in Christ unplugs our ears.

Justice and Mercy

April 25, 2021 • Bracken Arnhart

1 Samuel 26:1-27:12 // God's justice enables our mercy, because by seeing and trusting the justice of God in the gospel we receive confidence, salvation, and wisdom.

The Preventative Grace of God

April 18, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 25:1-44 // At every moment, God’s sovereign grace is holding back the tide of sin and evil, and it is his providence that chooses the time and place to release the tide and bring it back in. But if we are safe in Jesus Christ, the great mercy of God, he will never let the tide sweep us away.

Waiting and Trusting in God’s Hand of Providence

April 11, 2021 • Buck Rogers

1 Samuel 24:1-22 // God Tests Our Heart of Peace-filled Submission, God Trains Our Heart of Persevering-Faith; and God Transforms Our Heart to Trust in Divine Providential Protection.

The Upholder of Our Life

April 4, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 23:1-29 // In the wilderness of earth, God sustains the life of his people with confidence, community, and worship.

The Futility of Antichrist

March 14, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 22:6-23 // In the evil genocide of King Saul we see an anti-type of our enemy Satan. But we also see the futility of evil—we understand Satan's ploys, we know his end, and we know his enemy Jesus Christ.

The King of the Wilderness

March 7, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 21:1-22:5 // In the wilderness of earth, the needy are given provision, the desperate are given deliverance, and Jesus Christ, the lowly in heart, draws the needy and desperate to him for protection and purpose.

The Blessings of Covenant Love

February 28, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 20:1-42 // In Christ, we receive the same blessings of covenant love that David and Jonathan received from one another: trust in the midst of doubt, boldness in the midst of temptation, and peace in the midst of uncertainty.

God Protects His Purpose

February 21, 2021 • Chase Strickland

1 Samuel 19:1-24 // God has and will protect you for his purpose. Even when the spears of life and sin seem to come from every side, God is still working for his purpose in your life, and he will protect through others, through his people themselves, and through inexplicable divine deliverance.

Kiss The Son

February 14, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 18:1-30 // When God shows his favor and grace to us and others, we are called to respond not with entitlement, pride, or comparison, but by giving honor to the Son.

The Way God Fights His Battles

February 7, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 17:1-58 // The story of David and Goliath isn't primarily about how we should be like David. It's about how God provides a champion to fight for his people when they are cowering in fear from sin, death, and Satan.

Seeing Through God's Eyes

January 31, 2021 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 16:1-23 // The narrative of 1 Samuel contrasts the way we see the world with the way God does. We are shortsighted by fearing the unknown, failing to see spiritual realities, and dismissing the grace of God when it is right in front of us. Through his anointed king, God rearranges our sight to look directly at Christ.

Justice, Obedience, and Impassability

November 29, 2020 • Drake Osborn

1 Samuel 15:1-34 // When our presumptions of God's actions and God's character don't fit our selfish motives, how will we respond? Christ, the obedient one, offers a bloody paradigm-shattering salvation: will we come his way?