King David is a “type” of Christ in many respects. He typifies what the final King would be like. And yet David, the man, was beset by some of the maladies with which humans are beset. Specifically, David has an inclination to anger. In today’s sermon based in 1 Samuel 25, Martin Rossol show us this negative example from David; and example which should make us guard against allowing anger to motivate our actions in the way it motivated David. But in the same event we see the wonderful way in which God used Abigail to restrain David’s anger; to help David see the error of that anger and the damage it would cause.
The first Sunday of Advent draws our attention to the coming Savior. Our own elder, Martin Rossol, continued his series about King David from 1 Samuel, and even here, in this historical setting, we see David- in his experiences and struggles -as a “type” of Jesus.
Martin Rossol got a bit off the subject of “anger” but it allowed him to address how we might understand God using sinful acts of humans to accomplish his will.
This talk is perhaps a 2-in-1. What about God’s commands? Are we still obligated to obey if we have trusted in Jesus? And what about Samuel’s anger? Why no sanctions against that “anger”? Well, Martin Rossol covers these issues quite well in his talk. Give a listen.
Our own Martin Rossol covered a lot of ground, or maybe provided a 30,000 foot view of “Kingship” in the Bible, mostly focused in the Old Testament, but also the fulfillment of this “office” by Jesus- as prophesied. How and when did the office of “King” originate and how might we think about it today. This is the first in a series on anger – you’ll have to catch later episodes to see the connection!
Scripture talks of “repentance” quite frequently. But exactly, what does it mean to really “repent”? Jim Scullion takes a look at this question from the story in 1 Samuel 3. It is instructive. Listen…
Who is able to save us? The Hebrews of Jabesh-gilead, under seige, feared they would have no rescuer, just as people throughout the ages, beseiged by sin, have also longed for a savior. For them, King Saul was their answer. Who is it for us? Listen as visiting pastor Alan Conrow explains with the text from 1 Samuel 11:1-15.