Summer Sermon Series - Week 7: Grieved
2 Samuel 13: 15-20, 31-39
As the power of sin is either progressively subdued in our lives or allowed to dominate our lives, our families will either be built up or torn down. God has established the family as a place where we are to love and be loved. Families thrive when members respond to one another in Christlike love. Sin, however, divides families and people.
Summer Sermon Series - Week 6: Accountable
2 Samuel 12: 1-14
Most businesses and organizations have some type of system in place to ensure financial accountability. Every dollar spent must be explained in light of its intended purpose. Every person who spends money is responsible for those financial decisions. Sometimes, an accountant will ask individuals to justify their spending.
Summer Sermon Series - Week 5: Valued
2 Samuel 9: 1-13
How we treat others makes a difference. We may sometimes wonder what we have to offer to other people. We may not be able to accomplish incredible feats, and we may not possess extraordinary knowledge or skill. But we can all extend kindness- and in doing so, we can make a difference in people's lives and bring honor to God.
Summer Sermon Series - Week 4: Established
God promised to establish a descendant of David as leader of His people.
2 Samuel 7: 8-21
We want to feel that our lives have made a difference. We want our efforts to leave behind something that is both lasting and good- a change for the better. Nevertheless, most of our works will one day be lost in the dust. This does not mean that the work was not worth the effort; it only means that we should not delude ourselves about it being permanent.
Summer Sermon Series - Week 3: CELEBRATED
God's works and presence are to be celebrated by His people.
2 Samuel 5: 9-12; 6: 12-19
Many times, worship entails physical demonstration. Some people raise their hands, close their eyes, and sing with deep passion. People worship in different ways. It is one thing to express joy in God through a specific type of worship; it is another thing to demand that everyone embrace the type that we consider most appropriate.
Summer Sermon Series - Week 2: CROWNED
God honors leaders who are committed to His purposes.
2 Samuel 3: 8-21
Change rarely happens without some type of conflict and pain. For every benefit gained in the change, something else is also lost even if the change is needed and obvious. Healthy change requires that people work together to achieve an agreed upon goal. Respect is required by all parties involved for healthy change to occur.
Summer Sermon Series - Week 1: RESPECTED
God calls individuals to lead His people, and they should be honored as such.
2 Samuel 1:22-27; 2:1-7
God chooses to use human beings to accomplish His purposes. he could use angels to do this. Presumably, God could deliver messages to His creation by writing them in the sky. He could bring His will to pass through a vast variety of methods. However, Scripture declares that god calls individuals to accomplish His purposes by leading His people. Those leaders deserve our respect.
Join us for our Summer Sermon Series beginning Sunday, June 3rd. We will be exploring 2 Samuel.
There is a human fascination with royalty. Some are obsessed with kings and queens, both real and fictional, past, and present. The monarchs of Great Britain continue to captured the attention of the American public. The story of King Arthur and his mythical court and castle of Camelot are also an example of this lore points to a human desire for a wise and powerful king who defends his people through virtue and goodness.
When we come to the Book of Second Samuel, we find a dynasty that is grounded in this world yet decreed by the promise of God to endure eternally. It began in conjunction with a man named David whose kingly greatness is celebrated but whose human flaws are not overlooked. And we are introduced to this great promise: God will establish David's kingship forever through His own son, Jesus Christ, the son of David.
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June 3 - Respected, June 10 - Crowned, June 17 - Celebrated, June 24 - Established,
July 1 - Valued, July 8 - Accountable, July 15 - Grieved, July 22 - Deposed, July 29 - Restored,
August 5 - Averted, August 12 - Resolved, August 19 -Thankful, August 26 - Disciplined.