David Takes the Throne

The set up for this last section is this: David was supposed to be fighting AGAINST the Israelites on the side of the Philistines. He was “voted off the island” by the philistines to return to his home to find everything ravaged and all the women and children gone. He went to find the Amalekites,Continue reading “David Takes the Throne”

From the top, to the bottom, to the top.

1 Samuel: Chapter 29 and 30 So far as we look at the story of David, one of the main themes is that God is in complete control of David and his path to the crown.  This is going to be extremely relevant to our story today.  We pick up in chapter 29.  If youContinue reading “From the top, to the bottom, to the top.”

Overwhelming Grace…from Abagail and David

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577 – 1640) 1 Samuel Ch. 25-26 Chapter 25 As we move forward in our story of David, we pick up today in a strange point in the timeline.  David has been on the run for quite some time now.  However, as we saw last week, David actually had the chance toContinue reading “Overwhelming Grace…from Abagail and David”

to kill or not to kill…

Pietro Antonio Magatti Our focus this week 1 Sam 23 with supplemental Psalms 31 and 1 Sam 24 with supplemental Psalm 63 Chapter 23 In 1 sam 32 we see David as a leader of a group of ragtag people from the wilderness doing what he knows how to do at this point. He isContinue reading “to kill or not to kill…”

Who would you follow?

Art by Otto Elliger Chapter 21 Last week we got to the point where David and Jonathan realized that as long as David was around Saul he was not safe.  So now we are on a completely new journey that David sets out on completely on his own.  David’s first destination is a place called NobContinue reading “Who would you follow?”

Bigger Picture: Jonathan

1 Samuel 20 We pick up in 1 Sam 20 right after we see Saul layed out prophesying at Ramah, the place where David was in hiding with Samuel and where it seems that no one can go without being overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit.  Do you think there are places like this today? PlacesContinue reading “Bigger Picture: Jonathan”

David and Goliath

Image by https://www.richeybeckett.com/ Richey Beckett 1 Samuel chapter 17 I really want to encourage you to read this and follow along in your bible, so you have the story unfolding before you…so go grab a Bible, I’ll wait right here. Welcome back! As we know from last week, or if you are new to thisContinue reading “David and Goliath”