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Bethany in the Shadows

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Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!  Today begins the most Holy week in the Christian calendar – a week that saw Jesus enter Jerusalem, minister and teach in the temple, gather his disciples for the Last Supper, and then offer himself as a sacrifice for our sins.  But before all […]

Mount Moriah

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As we approach the Easter season, let us all gather around the Lord’s table with thanksgiving.  Today, as we celebrate communion, pastor Dan will lead us from the stories of King David, forward to the fulfilment of God’s promise in Jesus Christ. This morning we begin to focus on the sacrifice made by Jesus and […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – David, A Man After God’s Own Heart

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“I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” – John 10:11 King David was an ambitious man.  King David was a violent man.  And King David was a sinful man.  Yet, he was called a man after God’s own heart.  How can this be? Today, as Pastor Dan […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – David The Serial Killer

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Have you ever learned something about someone that made you think differently about them?  You find out that a person you respected has not acted with integrity, or you discover that someone you look up to has acted shamefully?  Today we will shine a light on the less known stories of King David, and, as […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – David The Opportunist

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Opportunism is the conscious policy and practice of taking advantage of circumstances – with little regard for principles or with what the consequences are for others.  Opportunistic actions are expedient actions guided primarily by self-interested motives. Have you ever met someone who seems to know how to take full advantage of every situation – both […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – Saul the Broken

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In the final hours of his life, King Saul, the first King of Israel, the man chosen by God, felt so alone, so lost, that he was willing to do the unthinkable.  On the night before he died, Saul sought out a witch, a medium, in an attempt to contact a dead prophet! To our […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – Saul The Bad

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Some people seem to get all the breaks, while others seem to struggle through life.  Some people seem to manage difficulty with ease, while others crumble under the pressure. Today, we will examine that part of Saul’s character that seemed to cause him to fail over and over again.  Today we will consider Saul, the […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – Saul The Good

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God is with you! – These are powerful words.  These words are filled with comfort and promise; these words are  filled with hope … and, these are the words that Samuel spoke to Saul when he anointed him King over Israel.  But, Saul’s life was filled with hardship, sadness, and sometimes great anxiety and depression.  […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – Be Careful Who You Follow

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Peer Pressure, Group mentality, Blending in, Keeping up  – It’s amazing how much human beings want to be like everyone else – and everyone from politicians to corporations know this, and use it to their advantage. But we Christians are called to be different, to stand out, to be salt and light.  We Christians are […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – The God of the Gaps

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The ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time—twenty years in all. 1 Sam 7:2 In the Bible there are great stories of God’s redemption, amazing stories of God’s power, and wonderful stories of God’s love.  You might say that the Bible is filled with stories about God’s incredible actions in human history.  You might say […]