The services Thursday and this weekend mark the launch of our new sermon series—Prophets and Kings: The Rise of David. This series is a sequel to the Prophets and Kings series that we had last summer. We will be picking up in the last half of 1 Samuel and following David’s life through all his tragedy and triumph on the way to the throne. There is one who is ever present with David through it all, providing him a firm foundation to stand on in the midst of the turmoil—God.
But what we are to truly consider is how the Bible is using the story of David to point us past David to a true king, a better king, a king for the whole world. Commit to check out this series to see how Jesus is the true anointed King of God, the one who was victorious over death and now invites us to share in that victory.
Here is the upcoming schedule for those who want to read ahead or read along:
- May 3rd and 6th — 1 Samuel 16
- May 10th and 13th — 1 Samuel 17
- May 17th and 20th— 1 Samuel 20
- May 24th and 27th— 1 Samuel 21
- May 31st and June 3rd— 1 Samuel 25
- June 7th and 10th— 1 Samuel 26
- June 14th and 17th— 1 Samuel 30
- June 21st and 24th— 1 Samuel 31
Featured Book Resource
1 Samuel For You by Tim Chester
From Amazon: “1 Samuel is a book of barrenness and battles, kings and schemes, shepherds and giants. It recounts the history of Israel as it moved from no king, to the king it demanded, to the king God knew his people needed. But its greatest excitement lies not in the events and characters, but in the person they all point to. 1 Samuel presents us with a wonderful picture of Jesus. Seeing him in and through this Old Testament book enables us to see him with fresh colour and texture, and see afresh what it means for us to follow him today as our Ruler and Rescuer. 1 Samuel is a book about ancient times, that speaks directly into ours.
1 Samuel For You can be used to: READ: As a guide to this wonderful letter, exciting and equipping you to live out the truth in your life. FEED: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God’s word.”
1 Samuel by The Bible Project
The Bible Project puts together fantastic (and short) animations delivering summaries of bible books and topics. Check this video out to catch up on the story of the first half of 1 Samuel in preparation for this series and a great overview of the whole book. The content that the Bible Project can fit into a video that is less than 10 minutes is amazing.
-Alex Nolette (Equip Coordinator/Community Groups)