We see how ‘loyalty’ is demonstrated perfectly by God. It is a vital element to our lives as we want to be fully established and be fruitful for God.
Reviewing the account of David and Bathsheba we see that God is a holy God and hates sin, that He also loves to forgive but that we still need to turn to Him in repentance. This is a hard-hitting sermon which challenges our modern complacency to the idea of sin.
Carrying on with the story of David and Goliath, we review what David was putting his faith in – namely the name of God and that God would fight for him and also we see the importance of declaring God’s name and victory out loud.
Looking at the account of David and Goliath, we see that David’s faith grew in everyday situations, that it was an authentic and considered faith and that it was for the long-term. Discover things about David’s family and Goliath that you may not have considered before.
We see that out of a lifestyle of worship and service David developed a heart and then lifestyle which was determined that God would be honoured. 1 Samuel 17 and the confrontation between David and Goliath is our starting point. We learn some core things about identity and having a heart to serve God.
Stop trusting in yourself – it only leads to failure. Rather, transfer your trust to the Lord. Simple, but life-transforming.
What sets your priorities? Sometimes they are forced upon us, but there are many times when we can choose our priorities. Using Haggai 1 and 1 Samuel 30 this sermon challenges us to examine our priorities in a year of great opportunity for the gospel in Blackpool.
This sermon focuses on David and how he took victory from defeat, when it seemed he had lost everything and everything came against him.
We are encouraged to see the ill effects of reacting badly to an offence (which will surely come our way!) and the benefits of overcoming anger. If you struggle with this – have a listen!