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2 SAMUEL: The King and I

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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David's life can serve as a parallel to the experience of Christ-followers.  Like David, believer's have been given a kingdom.  Like David we have to battle enemies to that kingdom both from within and without.  Like David, the kingdom is to grow and our worhip to become life's center.  But David fell, and he fell hard... what then?

1 SAMUEL: Saul’s Demise and David’s Rise

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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Saul reigned for many years as Israel's first king long after God had declared his rule and reign for naught.  He was eaten up by his pride and fear even as God gave him time to repent.  In contrast, the humility of David, which developed in the daily grind of seemingly insignificant tasks, prepared David for the hand of God.  David's time in the wilderness with the sheep as a young boy was God time.  How intentionally are you preparing your soul today for the amazing and surprising from God?

1 SAMUEL: Eli, Samuel, and Me

Monday, October 16th, 2017
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The three main characters in the book of 1 Samuel are Samuel, King Saul, and King David.  But the book opens with it's theme proclaimed through the trials of Hannah, Samuel's mother.  And before we even get to the big three, a lesson on parenting and leadership emerges that cannot be ignored!  In the midst of weak-willed parenting and leadership, God works in and through the mess to accomplish His will!  Let's learn... Take heart... be encouraged... and never lose hope!  God can work in the midst of our mess as well!

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