Armor offers protection. Who wouldn’t want this when going into battle? Yet, David in 1 Samuel 17 declines Saul’s offer of armor, choosing instead the protection God has already given him: his faith and his instruments of shepherding.
A look at God’s grace and mercy despite our sin, confession, and the foolishness of trusting in our own strength.
Josiah Leueberger continues our mini-series on the book of Philippians, exploring chapter three in his talk ‘Striving After Christ’. Paul put no confidence in his own abilities, but hoped only in Christ, striving hard to gain him.
In 1 Samuel 8:1-22, the people reject God as their judge by asking Samuel for a king, “such as all the other nations have.” (v. 5) God’s intention was not for them to be like the other nations! In spite of their rejection, God is faithful and eventually sends them a King like no other.
Pastor John Mangrum continues our short Connexion series on the book of Philippians. The church was facing dangers all around. How should they respond? Fight? Flight? Or follow Christ’s pattern and love.
In 1 Samuel 3:1-21, timid Samuel receives a word from the Lord, which was rare at that time, and speaks the difficult word of truth he has received to the leader of Israel. What are the conditions through which the Lord speaks to us? How should we live in order to hear from the Lord? Are we willing to listen? Are we listening?
Pastor Bob being a new four-part series in the book of Philippians called ‘Designed for Joy’. If anyone knew about obstacles to joy, it was the apostle Paul. Yet, he calls us to rejoice always. How? Begin investigating with us!
From Hannah’s example, what can we learn about living with the blessing of God? Equally important, how should we live when the blessing we request has not been received?
Pastor Bob Whitaker continues the series “Ancient Stories, Contemporary Truths” with a look at the fantastic story of faith from the book of Ruth.
Josiah brings the four week Connexion series on the book of Revelation to a close by reminding us of the glorious end to which we look – a New Heavens and a New Earth where God is the most pervasive reality!