The Life Of David

The Last Words of David

Ben Collins | 2 Samuel 23:1-7 | 2/17/2019

We’ve reached the end of our life of David series and in doing so, we've reached the end of David's life. This morning we’ll take a close look at David’s final words, which bring promise, hope, warning, and inspire worship. 

David and Absalom

Tim Theule | 2 Samuel 15-18 | 2/10/2019

As a young man, David's struggle is with the older Saul.  He refuses to usurp, but trusts the Lord.  As a much older man, David's struggle is with his own son, the younger Absalom.  It is another test.  Another wilderness.  How will David respond this time? 

David's Restoration

Tim Theule | 2 Samuel 12:1-15 Psalm 51:1-12 | 2/3/2019

Whereas 2 Samuel 11 is a case study of sin, 2 Samuel 12 is a case study of grace.  Chapter 11 shows us how a person blows up their life. Chapter 12 show us how a person gets their life back.  2 Samuel 12 is 'David's Restoration.'  

David's Sin

Tim Theule | 2 Samuel 11:1-15, 26-27, 12:1 | 1/27/2019

If we thought the story of David was a propaganda piece for the David regime, that theory crumbles with the straightforward account of David's sin with Bathsheeba.  The story serves as a hearty warning to God's people in all times about the ravaging destructiveness of sin.  May we hear it and be humbled by it.  

David and God's Promise

Tim Theule | 2 Samuel 7:1-18 | 1/20/2019

Examining the life of another gives us the opportunity to examine our own lives.  In the unique case of David, examining his life also provides an opportunity to examine the life of Jesus.  In 2 Samuel 7, we examine how God's huge promise to David is also His huge promise to us.  

David and the Ark

Tim Theule | 2 Samuel 6:1-16 | 1/13/2019

In 2 Samuel 6, as King David attempts to bring the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem, tragedy strikes.  What is the meaning of the ark and why does David want it in Jerusalem?  What is the meaning of this tragedy?  And how will King David respond?  

David Becomes King

Tim Theule | 2 Samuel 2-5 | 1/6/2019

We restart our Life of David series with a look at 'David Becomes King.'  It's never easy, simple or straightforward for David. After wandering the wilderness and waiting on the Lord for over a decade, David now must wait another 7 years before he becomes king over all Israel. ​

David and the Death of Saul

Tim Theule | 1 Samuel 31, 2 Samuel 1 | 12/2/2018

One crucial question to keep asking as we study God's Word is 'Why is this here?'  And so we ask that question as we explore the narration of the death of Saul in 1 Samuel 31 and 2 Samuel 1 as we continue our series on 'The Life of David.'  

David and the Burning of Ziklag

Tim Theule | 1 Samuel 30:1-10, 17-25 | 11/25/2018

As if things weren't bad enough in the wilderness, David, in 1 Samuel 30, faces the burning of his camp, the capture of his family, and the rebellion of his troops.  How will David respond to this leadership crisis?  We find out as we continue our study of The Life of David.  

David and Abigail

Tim Theule | 1 Samuel 25:2-22 | 11/18/2018

It’s easy to see David as too squeaky clean.  But David, like all of us, has many flaw, failings, and sins.  In 1 Samuel 25, as we continue our study of the Life of David, we see a vengeful David about to murder a foolish man who insults his pride.  God graciously provides a surprising intervention to save David from this grave evil.

David in the Wilderness

Tim Theule | 1 Samuel 21:10-22:5 | 11/11/2018

The wilderness in the Bible is a place of testing and training.  It's a place where the servants of God encounter God and are shaped by God.  As we continue our Life of David series, we see 'David in the Wilderness' and consider together the wilderness experiences of our own lives.  

David and Saul

Tim Theule | 1 Samuel 24:1-22 | 11/4/2018

The relationship between David and Saul is one of the most fascinating, instructive, and challenging in all the Bible and so worth our careful contemplation. It begs the question, 'What do you do when someone throws spears at you?'

David and Jonathan

Tim Theule | 1 Samuel 18:1-12 | 10/28/2018

Some of us are super familiar with the story of David and Goliath.  Others of us may know the names but are not familiar with the real Biblical story at all.  No matter how familiar we are, let's hear God's Word afresh and anew.

David & Goliath

Tim Theule | 1 Samuel 17:2-11, 17-18, 25-51 | 10/21/2018

We continue our 'Life of David' series with a look at the very familiar story of David and Goliath.  Rather than write the story off as 'just for kids' and rather than misapply the story as a moral lesson for how we can conquer the giants of our lives, we want to 'see through' the story to see Jesus, our true and better Goliath slayer.  

David's Anointing

Tim Theule | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | 10/14/2018

We continue our Life of David series with our first surprising and dramatic introduction to David in 1 Samuel 16.  Here we begin to see how the story of David, with all its triumph and tragedy, powerfully points beyond itself to Jesus, our 'true and better' David.  

Give Us a King

Ben Collins | 1 Samuel 8:1-22 | 10/7/2018

To rightly understand the significance of the life of David, we have to gain some context. This week we will look back at God's promise for a King in Israel, the wrongful desire for a King in Israel, and the deep longing in every soul for the true and better King of kings.

David's Shepherd

Tim Theule | Psalm 23:1-6, John 10:11-18 | 9/23/2018

Every year, our Fall Kick-Off Sunday is a BIG day of outreach and fellowship in our community.  It's a day when we 'turn the inside out to welcome the outside in.'  This year Fall Kick-Off Sunday also launches our Fall 2018 series, The Life of David with a look at the most well known and beloved chapter in all the Bible . . . Psalm 23, the Shepherd Psalm