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David and the Kingdom (11 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
1 Samuel 13:13-14; 2 Samuel 5:1-3, 10-12
David was the youngest son in a large family. He was the least of his brothers, but God saw him as a king. David is known as the man after God's own heart. It was David's heart and friendship with God that qualified him to become a great king.
This week, we're going to look at the most important thing in life: passion for God.
1 Samuel 13:13-14: Saul breaks God's covenant by offering a sacrifice without a priest.
2 Samuel 5:1-3, 10-12: David anointed king
EQUIP: God continues His redemption plan with a kingdom through David.
Teaching Point 1: David took care to do everything in his life with passion for God. This value trained him to be a king long before he took the position (1 Sam. 13:14).
When David was a boy, he was just a shepherd. The day Samuel came to anoint him king, David was out in the field, obeying his father by taking care of the livestock.
All seven of Jesse's sons were presented to Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, ''The Lord has not chosen any of these.'' Then Samuel asked, ''Are these all the sons you have?''
''There is still the youngest,'' Jesse replied. ''But he's out in the fields watching the sheep and goats.''
''Send for him at once,'' Samuel said. ''We will not sit down to eat until he arrives'' (1 SAMUEL 16:10-11).
God trained David to be a good shepherd. That training took place in the fields, where no one was watching. Later, David would shepherd a nation before the whole world. ''You were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the Lord told you, 'You will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be Israel's leader''' (2 SAMUEL 5:2).
God chose a man to represent Him and reflect His heart to Israel (see 1 SAMUEL 13:14). That was the type of king God wanted to lead the people He loved - a man who knew His heart.
David became one of the ...
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