Waiting for the True King

Still Waiting for the True King
David’s Doubting Deception (1 Samuel 27) Saul’s Defiant Disobedience (1 Samuel 28) The King is Dead… (1 Samuel 31) …Long Live the King (Matthew 28:16-20)

The Suffering King
In the cave (1 Samuel 21-23) Entrusting to God (1 Samuel 24, 26) Jesus, God’s suffering King (Luke 24:26; 4:5-8) God’s suffering people (1 Peter 2:21-24)

Loving the King
(Note: The name of one of our gospel partners, who works in a secure location, was mentioned towards the end of this recording. For the sake of privacy and security their name has been removed from this recording.) Sermon Outline Two reactions to God’s chosen king Jonathan’s covenant-love for David Saul’s hatred of David Do you love God’s king, Jesus?

Seeing the King
Seeing God’s way (vv1-13) Seeing the true king (vv14-23) Seeing beyond appearances (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)

The King’s Demise
The King’s Victory? (13:1-5) The King’s Folly (1 Samuel 13, 15) Saul’s Sin and Us Mark 7:13 We need a wise, obedient king John 9:38; Mark 9:7; Philippians 2:9-11

The King We Asked For
The story so far Looking for a leader (1 Samuel 9) … chosen by God (1 Samuel 10) … to bring victory (1 Samuel 11) Saul and Us What does this say about God? What does this say about how God works in Jesus? What does this say about us?

Like Everyone Else
The end of the Judges (1 Samuel 7) … because ‘we want a king’ (1 Samuel 8) Wanting to be like everyone else Our King: not like the nations’

Domesticating God
God on a leash? (1 Samuel 4) God in a cage? (1 Samuel 5) Who can stand? (1 Samuel 6) Domesticating God?

Waiting for the True Priest
Eli’s Worthless Sons (2:12-17) Eli’s Weak Rebuke (2:22-25) God’s Word to Eli (2:26-36; 3:11-18) A New House Rises? (2:18, 26; 3:19-21) God’s True Priest Hebrews 9:11-14

The LORD Lifts Up
Hannah’s Problem (1:1-8) Hannah’s Promise (1:9-18) God’s Provision (1:19-28) Hannah’s Praise (2:1-11) 1 Samuel and Us What does this show us about God? What does this show us about how God works in Jesus? Philippians 2:6-11 What does this show us about people? 1 Corinthians 1:26-29