by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: David and Jonathan (5 of 20)
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
1 Samuel 18:1-16

In David's tension filled life there was great need for support. The friendship of Saul's son, Jonathan, provided much of this support and beautifully exemplifies the necessity of fellowship.

I. The Deterioration of David's Fortunes.

A. His performance led to popularity. v. 7
1. Saul's officers.

2. Common people.

B. His popularity led to promotion. v. 5
1. Well respected.

2. Well deserved.

C. His promotion led to prosperity. v. 4
1. God's blessing.

2. David's wisdom.

D. His prosperity led to problems.
1. David's acceptance made Saul angry.
a. Uncomplimentary comparisons by the people. v. 8

b. Undeniable differences before the Lord. v. 12

2. David's attractiveness made Saul afraid. vv. 28 29


Part 6: On the Run
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
1 Samuel 21:1-15

The insane jealousy of Saul placed David under considerable pressure. His handling of the situation is described in detail.

I. The Wise Reaction. 19:11 17

A. Discretion-he got out of there.

B. Devotion-he got out his harp. Psalm 59

C. Discernment-he got out his thoughts.
1. He needed God's deliverance. vv. 1-2

2. He trusted God's power. vv. 9-10

3. He pleaded God's mercy. v. 11

4. He anticipated God's answer. vv. 16-17

II. The Worshiping Reaction. 19:18 24

A. Return-he went back to Samuel.

B. Renewal-he knew he was exposed to the Spirit.

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