The Whole Story: Kingdom - David - 1 Samuel 16-17, 2 Samuel 7
What is it in life that we strive for? Who’s approval are we looking for? Do we seek to be someone that is noticed by others? Someone that is thought of to be great?
Last week we looked at the story of King Saul. Saul was someone who was attractive, and liked by people. However, Saul chose to be disobedient to God’s commands. He chose to not meditate on and obey the law. Because of this, his kingship is ripped away from him, and he becomes jealous and malicious.
Then comes David. David was a lowly boy, yet great power was entrusted to him. This week we will take a look at the rule of David in contrast to Saul, and see why God used David to accomplish great things.
As we gather to worship together, we will declare the strength of our God. We will declare, that not only is our God King of all the earth, He is a mighty warrior who is fighting for us. “Strong To Save” by Vertical Church Band will be our proclamation of this as well as, “If God Be For Me” by Ricardo Sanchez (Connections Campus Only).
As we continue on, we sing of His unfailing love for us through the song, “One Thing Remains” by Passion. It’s because of His great love for us that He carries us through and pours out His unending grace on us. As a King, He could choose to rule us with an iron fist, yet He is compassionate towards us.
At the Mid Rivers and West Campuses, we will continue to rest in this truth through the song, “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” by Nichole Nordeman.
Preparing for the message, we will reflect and worship Him as our King, reigning in majesty. Because of this, we sing, “Great and Mighty King” by Elevation Worship. It’s through this song that we sing that He is holy, and that He alone is God.
To respond to the message, we will simply declare that His reign never ends through the song, “Day After Day” by Kristian Stanfill at the Mid Rivers and West Campuses. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. This includes not only His attributes, but also His role as King of kings. At the Connections Campus, the youth will celebrate this through a praise dance to,”You Are My God and King” by Donnie McClurkin. May we place Him in His rightful place in our lives, day after day.
- Strong To Save – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
- One Thing Remains – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes| Spotify
- How Deep The Father's Love For Us – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
- Great And Mighty King – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
- Day After Day – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify
- If God Before Me (Connections Campus) – YouTube | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify