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Make it Holy (2 Kings 12)

    I like Disney movies. If you’ve gotten to know me much, you know this fact about me. One of my all-time favorites is Sleeping Beauty. I love the classic hand drawn animation of Sleeping Beauty, and Maleficent is my favorite Disney villain. I just really like Sleeping Beauty. If it’s been a w…

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Mighty to Save (2 Kings 7)

    One of the songs we worshiped with this morning, Mighty to Save, has a very profound message. When we sing that song, we sing about how every single person, every person, is in need of compassion, kindness, never failing love, forgiveness, mercy, in short…every person is in need of a savior.…

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Three Stories of Trust (2 Kings 4)

    Despite their name, 1 and 2 Kings, these books are not entirely about the kings whose names are written down in the books. These books record the kings names, and some of what they did while they were the king, and also if they did evil in the sight of the Lord or walked in David’s ways. But…

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How Long? (1 Kings 18)

    Today, we’ll take a significant leap in the timeline of 1 Kings, and we’re actually going to end 1 Kings this morning, but, we should think of this as just a pause between two parts. 1 and 2 Kings were written as one book, and later broken up for the sake of making copying easier, so really …

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Seeking God's Will (1 Kings 12)

    “The other events of Solomon’s rule are written down. Everything he did and the wisdom he showed are written down. They are written in the official records of Solomon. Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over the whole nation of Israel for 40 years. Then he joined the members of his family who had…

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Deception of the Heart (1 Kings 11)

    When we look back and remember Solomon, we remember two main things about him: first, that he was the wealthiest and likely wisest man in history; and two, that he went very wrong. So what happened? How did Solomon go bad, what went wrong? Well, that’s what we’ll be looking at through 1 King…

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A Fulfilled Life (1 Kings 10)

    Who here would like to have the guarantee that you will live a fulfilled life? You can raise your hand if you want to. I don’t mean that you won’t have any difficulties or struggles, or confusion or disappointment, just that you get to the end of each day, each week, month, year, and you are…

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His Name (1 Kings 9)

    Have you ever sat down to read your Bible, something in the Old Testament, perhaps, about old kings and prophets, land wars, covenants, rituals, sacrifices, and read through a passage, and been completely clueless about what it means or why it might be important?
    I’m sure this is a s…

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Let us Approach (1 Kings 6)

    The Old Testament is full of God’s promises to His people, Israel. Many of them come with conditions, where God promised Israel He would act in a certain way or do a certain thing, but He wanted them to also uphold a certain way of living. He wanted them to live for Him, to love Him and serv…

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A Great Start (1 Kings 2 & 3)

    1 and 2 Kings starts the fast downward spiral of the spiritual state of the nation of Israel. It’s actually a very interesting history to see unfold, how quickly things go from great with David’s reign, to utter ruin and the collapse of two nations because the leaders of Israel chose not to …

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A Song of Praise (2 Samuel 22)

    Today we’ll finish up the book of 2 Samuel with a song of praise that David wrote. As we’ll see today, it was a fitting song to place at the end of the Biblical accounts of David’s life, even though David wrote this song as young man much earlier in his life.
    In the chapters fo…

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Brother of Folly (2 Samuel 15)


    “Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” Paul warns Christians in 1 Corinthians 15:33.
    It’s very true that the more power and authority a person has, the more carefully they should select those closest to them, their advisors and counselors and friends. Not do…

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Faithful to Forgive (2 Samuel 12)

    Last week’s message was about David’s Great sin: coveting and lust, which lead to adultery and murder. Despite David’s heart and his intention to always be within the Lord’s Will, we know from what we’ve seen about his life so far was that there were temptations that were waiting for David, …

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I Want it Now! (2 Samuel 11)

    When I was growing up, one of the movies that I really enjoyed was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. You know the one, with Gene Wilder? I loved to watch that movie because I thought it was so cool to see a whole building made out of candy and chocolate. That’s every kid’s fantasy, right?…

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A Son, a Kingdom, and a Throne (2 Samuel 7 & 8)

    Do you remember what it was like as a child, the few weeks leading up to Christmas? The excitement and anticipation of what Christmas morning would bring? Or maybe you can easily recall the excitement of your children or grandchild in the time leading up to Christmas?
    Now, could you ima…

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Trouble Brewing (2 Samuel 5 & 6)

    We’re diving back into the history of God’s people this morning, to continue to get a good picture of the entire Old Testament. Today, we’ll be starting the book of 2 Samuel, and we’re going to start this morning with a video that covers 2 Samuel so we can see what we’ll be looking at in the B…

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Legacy (1 Samuel 31)

    Have you ever given much thought to what will be said of you after you have left this earth? That might seem like a morbid thought, but maybe one worth having anyway. What will others say about the life you lived? What will they think about your choices and your actions toward others? What will …

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Foxhole Desperation (1 Samuel 28)

 

    In 1942, U.S. military chaplain William Thomas Cummings, preached a sermon on the field during the Battle of Bataan. During this field sermon, it is said that chaplain Cummings first uttered the statement that, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” The phrase caught fire, and just 12 ye…

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For Your Good (1 Samuel 19)

 

    Today’s passage will show us that things got much worse for David before they got better. Today, we’ll look at 1 Samuel 19 and the series of attempts that Saul made on David’s life. But that’s not what our focus will be on today. Instead, I want us to look at all the ways that God used…

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What About Him/Her? (1 Samuel 18)

    Today’s message is one that I believe applies to each and every Christian at some point in their walk with the Lord. It’s an issue that is seen not only in the New Testament, but throughout the entire Bible, and if we’re wise, we’ll learn from the examples we’re given so we can grow into mat…

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