Into the Darkness

Into the Darkness SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 22:6–23 Introduction Our Sovereign God Is Still at Work (vv.6-19) Our God-Given Task Is Still Unfinished (vv.20-23) Conclusion Reflection Questions (for CGs and families) In what area of your life do you need to trust that God is still working to accomplish His purposes? How will you remain faithful […]

Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 21:1 – 22:5 Introduction In the wilderness: When You Feel ALONE, RUN to HIM Who Supplies Our Needs (21:1-9) When You Are AFRAID, REACH OUT to HIM Who Provides Our Escape (21:10-15) When You Are UNSURE, REJOICE in HIM Who Forms Our Future (22:1-5) Conclusion God is there with […]

Discipling the Remnant: God’s Unchanging Norms

Disciplinng the remnant

Discipling the Remnant: God’s Unchanging Norms SCRIPTURE: Genesis 13:1-15 Introduction Three Unchanging Norms: Exercise Courage to _______ (vv.1-4) “And he journeyed on … to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, … to the place where he had made an altar at the first.” (vv.3-4a) Prioritise _______ (vv.8-9) “Then Abram said to […]

Covenanting Together Through Tough Times

Covenanting Together Through Tough Times

Covenanting Together Through Tough Times SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 20:1-42 Introduction Covenanting together through tough times requires that we: Defy Worldy Norms to Do Godly Kindness (vv.1-24a) Bear Personal Loss to Bring Kingdom Gain (vv.24b-42) Conclusion Reflection Questions (for CGs and families) What does doing godly kindness to one another look like, in our CGs and […]

When the Pressure Mounts

When the Pressure Mounts

When the Pressure Mounts SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 19:1–24 Three Processes: Talking to a Trusted Spiritual Community Praying through Your Journey Tracing God’s Story in Your Life Conclusion Reflection Questions (for CGs and families) What were your takeaways from today’s service? Which particular application process (talking, praying, tracing) do you need to grow in? What intentional […]

The Tale of Two Kings

Tale of Two Kings

The Tale of Two Kings Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1–30 Introduction A vivid contrast between two kings: Saul the rejected king vs David the anointed king There are two vital lessons from the man who missed God’s calling and the man whom God used! These two vital lessons address two significant questions: WHEREIN LIES TRUE SECURITY? […]

What Do You See?

What Do You See?

What do you see? Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:1–58 Introduction The danger of spiritual blindness Three ways of seeing: SEEING as Saul Sees – What’s the REAL BATTLE? (vv.1–23) “When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” (v.11) SEEING as Goliath Sees – What’s the REAL MISSION? […]

Anointed for a Purpose

Anointed for a Purpose

Anointed for a Purpose Scripture: 1 Samuel 16 Chosen with Intentionality (vv.6-12) Empowered by the Spirit (v.13) Proven through Testing (vv.14-21) Conclusion   Reflection Questions (for CGs and families) Are we allowing our inadequacy, fears and self-doubts to hinder us from saying “yes” to God’s purpose? How can we say “yes” today? What areas in […]

Total Obedience

Total Obedience

Total Obedience Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-35 Intro God’s Mission to Saul (vv.1-3) “Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have …” (v.3a) Three Reasons Why We Do Not Give God Our Total Obedience We Do Not Give God Total Obedience Because: We Seek Recognition Quickly (vv.12-19, 30) “Saul … set […]