Against all odds …

All the odds were stacked against David. There could be only one winner - Goliath  ... so it seemed! ... but there was something else, something unusual, something out of the ordinary, something that meant that Goliath was in for a big shock, the shock of his life, the shock that would end his life …

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Where does true love come from?

1 Samuel 20:1-42Where does true love come from? It comes from You, Lord. It comes from Your love. Give us real love. Give us Your love. When we know that we are loved by You, our love will grow strong - our love for You, our love for one another, our love for people who need …

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Help us, Lord, never to imagine that we can ever hope to be fruitful for You if we are not committed to being faithful to You.

1 Samuel 24:1-22Help us, Lord, never to imagine that we can ever hope to be fruitful for You if we are not committed to being faithful to You. Help us, Lord, to be more than people who serve You. Help us to be people who love You. May we serve You because we love You. …

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Success as a military leader, failure as a spiritual leader

Saul enjoyed success as a military leader: “Wherever he turned, he was victorious” (1 Samuel 14:47). He was a failure as a spiritual leader: “Then the Lord spoke to Samuel, “I regret that I made Saul king. He turned away from Me and did not carry out My instructions” (1 Samuel 15:10-11). God’s Word of …

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Two very different attitudes to life – trusting the Lord and taking things into our own hands

The story of David and Saul is a story of two very different men. David recognized that the Lord was in control. Saul, on the other hand, was trying to keep himself in control. There are two very different attitudes to life - trusting the Lord and taking things into our own hands. We see …

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