David & Saul
1 Samuel 17:34-35 (NLT)
34 But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, 35 I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death.
1 Samuel 17:32 (NLT)
32 “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!”
DAVID fought a BATTLE that wasn’t his to FIGHT
1 Samuel 10:9-10 (NLT)
9 As Saul turned and started to leave, God gave him a new heart, and all Samuel’s signs were fulfilled that day. 10 When Saul and his servant arrived at Gibeah, they saw a group of prophets coming toward them. Then the Spirit of God came powerfully upon Saul, and he, too, began to prophesy.
SAUL had a CALLING
1 Samuel 15:10-11 (NLT)
10 Then the Lord said to Samuel, 11 “I am sorry that I ever made Saul king, for he has not been loyal to me and has refused to obey my command.”
1 Samuel 15:22 (NLT)
“What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
Saul’s DISOBEDIENCE destroyed his CALLING
Romans 3:23 (NLT)
23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
There’s a little bit of SAUL in all of us
The GOSPEL of JESUS is REVEALED through DAVID
DAVID’S defeat over GOLIATH is the equivalent to JESUS’ defeat over SIN
Colossians 2:14-15 (NLT)
14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
1 Corinthians 15:57 (NLT)
57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:1 (NLT)
Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.
- SPEND TIME with JESUS
- INVITE the HOLY SPIRIT
- CARE for OTHERS