Sermons from June 2015

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Providence, Power, & Presents

Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 29-30 Outline: Man’s Plans & God’s Providence (29) Pain & the Power of God (30:1-8) Performance & Presents (30:9-31) Reflection Questions: Write down a memory of a time when God’s providence eclipsed your plans [i.e. a personal example from your own life of Proverbs 16:9] (the medium is up to you… use paper […]

A Night of Darkness

Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 28:3-25 Outline: Darkened Heart Digging Your Own Grave Dinner before Death Reflection Questions: What is your motivation for obeying God? What do you do when you don’t feel like obeying? What sins are you currently “domesticating” rather than destroying? About what sins in your life are you saying “it’s not that […]

Behind Enemy Lines

Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2 Outline: Behind Enemy Lines ( 27:1-4) Get’n Down to Business (27:5-12) Boasting (28:1-2) Reflection Questions How (specifically) does God’s control of everything inform your feelings (especially feelings of despair)? How (specifically) is God calling you to go about HIS business shrewdly, and – perhaps – in such a way that might […]

Love Your Enemy

Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 26:1-25 Outline: See for Yourself (1-12) Show ‘Em the Standard (13-16 Scorn Separation from God… Savor the Salvation of God (17-25) Reflection Questions Do you assume the worst of those who have wronged you? …OR do you practice empathy and aim for repentance? Think of one enemy in your life who […]