Alta Vista Baptist Church Service for May 2, 2021. Pastor David Elliott will be continuing with the series After God’s Heart.
The sermon video will be available at 10:30 on Sunday morning at: https://youtu.be/bWJykO-orIg
mp3 link: 20210502_Decade_of_Distilment.mp3
Printable notes: Sermon-Notes-9-Decade-Distilment.pdf
Text: 1 Samuel 19-31
|AGE||Birth – 17 yrs.||17-30 yrs.||30-50 yrs.||50-70 yrs.|
|EVENTS||Anointed to be king (age 15)||Began to reign (age 30)||United Judah/Israel Nation expands.||Adultery/murder (age 50)|
|SCRIPTURE||1 Sam. 16-18||1 Sam. 19-31||2 Sam. 1-10||2 Sam. 11-24|
|DATES||1040-1023 BC||1023-1010 BC||1010-990 BC||990-970 BC|
|1 Sam 19:18||Ramah/Naioth||David confides in the prophet of God, Samuel|
|1 Sam 21:1||Nob||Bread and sword and Doeg, the Edomite|
|1 Sam 21:10||Gath||David fakes insanity|
|1 Sam 22:1||Cave of Adullum||David and his 400 men|
|1 Sam 22:3,4||Mizpeh of Moab||David protects his parents|
|1 Sam 22:5||Forest of Hareth||Doeg, the Edomite, kills Ahimilech and his priestly line|
|1 Sam 23:3||Keilah||David defeats the Philistines|
|1 Sam 23:13||Wherever?||David and his 600 men move from place to place|
|1 Sam 23:14||Wilderness of Ziph||Jonathon finds David and encourages him|
|1 Sam 23:24||Wilderness of Maon||David is pursued by King Saul|
|1 Sam 23:29;24||Strongholds of Engedi||David spares King Saul’s life|
|1 Sam 25:1||Wilderness of Paran||Samuel, the prophet of God, dies|
|1 Sam 25:2-42||Carmel||David deals with Nabal and Abigail|
|1 Sam 26:1-25||Wilderness of Ziph||David again spares King Saul’s life|
|1 Sam 27-31||Land of the Philistines||David attacks Philistines (27:8-12), Saul consults witch (28:8-25), David’s family is kidnapped/rescued (30:1-31), Saul/Jonathon are killed in battle (31)|
LESSON 1- GOD IS ___________________
The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead. So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed. I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all Your works and consider what Your hands have done. I spread out my hands to You… (Ps. 143:3-6a) (also Lamentations 2-3)
LESSON 2- GOD IS ___________________
Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. (John 4:13,14)
Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.” (Psalm 142:4) (also Psalm 27:1,5, 8-10, 13-14)
LESSON 3- GOD IS ___________________
Psalm 57:1-3; 59:1-2, 9,10a; 62:1-2, 5-8; 131
“Blessed are those who realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.” Matthew 5:3 (NLT)
(For personal study, family devotions or Care group use)
Q1: What would you consider to be the happiest “season” of your life? What made it so positive and joyful?
Q2: What would you consider to be the toughest “season” of your life? What made it so rough? What life lessons did you learn during that time?
Q3: When you think of the Lord’s faithfulness in your life, what comes to mind?
Q4: Read Genesis 16. What lessons about God’s care do you learn from this passage?
Q5: Is God alone enough for you? How would you explain your answer to someone who is wrestling with putting their faith in Jesus? What passages would you turn to?
Q6: Read Romans 8:35-39. What truth from those verses can you hang your trust on?
Q7: Of the three lessons discussed today, which one do you need to apply to your life right now? Why is that?