David: Songs of a Shepherd
“Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a man of good presence, and the Lord is with him.” -1 Samuel 16:18
God wants to mold my HEART in His IMAGE
and then apply my GIFTS in His service and for His glory.
The qualities God looks for – heart and CHARACTER – are better formed in the PASTURE than the PALACE.
David was both a MIGHTY man and a “RENAISSANCE man.”
The only shortcut to GROWTH is ADVERSITY!
An “pasture” conducive to growth:
- Others are AHEAD of me.
- I am regularly CHALLENGED.
- FAILURE does not end in shame.
- The focus is FORWARD.
- Others are growing WITH
- I am SECURE in the right things.
“Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.” -Martin Luther
For personal study and LIFEgroups this week,
handouts are available at the LIFEgroups kiosk in the Worship Center lobby. Messages and Resources are available at sjlchurch.org/sermons