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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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The Living God (1 Samuel 17)

 

    You know what I really like? I really like when you hear a song a dozen times and it’s a great song, but on the 13th listen, you connect with it in a deeper way that really speaks to you and you never listen to the song the same way again. Or a good book, that you can read several time…

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The Lord is With Him (1 Samuel 16)

    This morning we’ll meet a person in the Bible who was a very important person; one of the most important in the Old Testament. His story and his writings take up a good portion of the Old Testament. His introduction here though, is humble in many ways, but even with his humble introduction, …

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Co-Dependent (1 Samuel 15)

 

    There are few words that sum up the Western culture like the word independent. We like the idea of independence, don’t we? From the time we signed our nation’s declaration of independence, we have been drawn to the idea of independence. It’s what lured people out of the east and into t…

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Take Your Stand (1 Samuel 12)

    Today we’ll look at the last public address Samuel makes. We’ve seen through the passages we’ve studied in 1 Samuel that at this point, Samuel is old and one of the factors in the people deciding they wanted a king was because of Samuel’s advanced age. The people knew he wouldn’t be able to …

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Living Proof--1 Samuel 10 & 11

    I think we’re all probably familiar with the phrase, “actions speak louder than words,” right? I think the phrase is probably self-explanatory, but just in case, the idea is that what we do, says more about our beliefs and who we are, than what we say. What we say, must be backed by what we …

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A Willing Heart--1 Samuel 9

    I don’t know about you, but from time to time I’ve been tempted to think that what God requires of me is perfection. Now, I’m not talking about Christian perfection, I’m not talking about heart holiness, I’m talking about worldly perfection. You know the thought, the one that says, “Okay, yo…

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The Blessing of Choice--1 Samuel 7 & 8

    My kids haven’t been in school since March 6. The older two are done with the school year now, but their last in-person day was March 6. However, I still brought them down with me to the church building a few days a week so I could have some quiet time to study and pray and get things done t…

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