Lessons from King David: Waiting on God

David has been anointed as the future king, killed Goliath and soothed Saul’s inner spirits. David is now married to King Saul’s daughter, Michal. When Saul desires to murder David, Michal helps him escape. {1 Samuel 19} David went first to Samuel and then his best friend {Saul’s own son}, Jonathan helped David to escape. {1 Samuel 20} David continues […]

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Lessons from King David: A Hero

David has defeated the Philistine giant, Goliath. Saul sets David over “the men of war” and the people love him. As they are going through the city, the women come out to greet them. “And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” {1 Samuel 18:7} Saul is […]

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Lessons from King David: Goliath

At some point David has returned to the fields and his sheep. 1 Samuel 16:17 tells us that Jesse’s three oldest sons {Eliab, Abinadab and Shammah} have followed Saul into battle. The Philistine’s are torturing Saul and his men. For forty days he “drew near morning and night”. Jesse asked David to take his brothers some food. David does as […]

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Lessons from King David: Gift of Music

David has been anointed by the Lord {1 Samuel 16} and the Lord is with him. However, an evil spirit has come upon Saul. Saul’s men do not know what to do about Saul and this evil spirit. One of them has heard of a son of Jesse and described him as “cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, […]

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Lessons from King David: Shepherd Boy

Let’s set a little bit of history for when we first meet David. Saul has angered the Lord, who has promised to take the throne from Saul. At the beginning of 1 Samuel 16, the Lord ask Samuel how long he will mourn for Saul. The Lord then tells Samuel to go to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for among his sons […]

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When You Are Angry At God

Last week, we discussed being alone and I shared to turn to God during that time. However, what happens when you are angry at God? If you’ve never been angry at God then bless you. However, at some point, something has happened in which you have probably been angry at God. In the Bible, Job was angry with God when […]

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Hall of Faith: Micaiah, was not afraid

In the Hall of Faith, is listed those who were moreover of bonds and imprisonment. Micaiah is one of those whom this refers to. The name Micaiah means who is like God. Micaiah should not be confused with the prophet, Micah. The story of Micaiah can be found in 1 Kings 22. King Jehoshaphat of Judah goes to visit King […]

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Hall of Faith: Zechariah, Spoke Out in Truth

In the Hall of Faith, is described as “they were stoned”. In 2 Chronicles, Zechariah is a son of one of the high priest. He is regarded as one of the prophets. In 2 Chronicles 24, Zechariah stands before the people and speaks out about the wickedness of King Joash. Verse 20 says, “Then the Spirit of God came on Zechariah […]

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Hall of Faith: Jeremiah, Praised God in Adversity

In the Hall of Faith is mentioned and others had trial of cruel mockings and yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment. One of those that endured mockings and imprisonment was the prophet, Jeremiah. The name Jeremiah means God exalts. Jeremiah was a Benjamite. He is also refereed to as the weeping prophet. In the early days of is ministry, Jeremiah […]

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Hall of Faith: Amram and Jochebed, they Trusted

Moses parents were listed in the Hall of Faith. “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw he was a goodly child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” {Hebrews 11:23} Moses mother was named Jochebed, which means God is glory. She is described as a daughter of Levi, […]

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Hall of Faith: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, stood up for their beliefs Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are not mentioned by name in the Hall of Faith, but referred to as “quenched the fire”. {Hebrews 11:34}. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were friends of Daniel, who escaped the lions den. They also suffered under the hand of King Nebuchadnezzar. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are the […]

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Hall of Faith: Daniel, Sought Wisdom

Last week, we discussed Samuel.  He is the last individual mentioned by name in the Hall of Faith, found in Hebrews 11.  However, there are many others described in the Hall of Faith that allows us to know who they are.  We will be covering these individuals in the following weeks. In Hebrews 11:33, we are told “who through faith subdued […]

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Hall of Faith: Samuel, A Man of God

Samuel is the last person mentioned by name in the Hall of Faith {Hebrews 11}. The meaning of the name Samuel is: Name of God; asked of God; heard by God. Samuel has two books in the Old Testament named for him and was a great prophet, anointing the first two kings of Israel. 1 Samuel begins with the story of Hannah, Samuel’s mother, […]

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