The Rescuing King | Brian Sorgenfrei

 Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 30:1-25

David finds himself in a dark and desperate situation. His response demonstrates for us the kind of King we can trust in our own desperate situations. We need a king who conquers evil and is overflowing with loving generosity.

Sermon Points:

  1. The Distress (vv. 1-8)
  2. The Rescue (vv. 7-20)
  3. The Generosity (vv. 21-31)

The King Who Resists Temptation | Brian Sorgenfrei

 Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 24:1-22

David finds himself in a wilderness on the run from king Saul, which is always a place of temptation. David remarkably resists an alluring temptation to take matters into his own hands with an enemy. David’s remarkable actions show us the pathway of resisting our own temptations by entrusting himself to the eternal King who is the righteous and wise judge.

Sermon Points:

  • The Place of Temptation (vs. 1-3)
  • The Temptation (vs. 4)
  • The Victory over Temptation (vs. 4-15)
  • The Power over Temptation (vs. 12, 15)

Befriending The King | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 18:1-9; 20:41-42

David’s relationship Jonathan gives a deep and powerful picture of the King’s intention with his people, which is not just to be their King…but to be their friend. In David and Jonathan, we see Jesus’ intimate friendship with his people.

Sermon Points:

  • Saul as Anti-Friend
  • Jonathan as True Friend
  • David as Ultimate Friend

True Heroism | Les Newsom

 Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 17:24-27, 41-49

The story of David and Goliath is often told as an example of how we should “slay the giants in our life.” But that makes US the hero of the story. King David is picturing US, but rather the Savior that would come and finally be our champion.

Sermon Points:

  • Heroism Failing
  • Heroism Mocked
  • Heroism Achieved

The Anointed King | Brian Sorgenfrei

Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

As Samuel comes to anoint the new king of Israel, he is surprised by God’s choice of David. This initial meeting foreshadows how God will work in and through David. God is deeply concerned with people’s hearts AND will bring salvation by way of a humble and righteous king.

Sermon Points:

  • A Godly Heart
  • A Saving King