When movies/books are critiqued or reviewed, there are six categories considered: setting, characters, point of view, plot (with conflict), resolution, and theme. Today, we will approach 1 Kings as we would a movie or book, considering the six categories of review. The movie is titled: “A Kingdom torn in two.” The big lesson for today is:
“A vibrant follower of Christ considers the ripple effects of decisions and acts wisely.”
Solomon was the wisest person to ever live, yet he still acted foolishly. Before you judge him, how many times have you asked yourself "Why did I do that?" We do things all the time that we know are wrong. This message looks at the role Solomon played in the history of Israel and what lessons we can learn from his life. The vibrant follower of Christ asks God for wisdom and then obeys.
We discover that David has it all. Everything he does turns to gold. He defeats enemies time and again, shows kindness to Mephibosheth, and expands his kingdom. The world is at peace and David is at rest in his palace (2 Samuel 7:1b; 2 Samuel 8:15). Then we learn in 2 Samuel 11 that David lets down his guard and makes tragic choices that cause a pivotal shift in David’s life, family and kingdom.
Today, we are going to see how David makes a sinful choice as well as how he responds.
The big lesson for today is: “A vibrant follower of Christ confesses sin and trusts Christ for complete forgiveness”.
Pastor Chuck takes a look at the story of the "Woman at the Well" in John 4. In this message, we see how Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, to satisfy the thirsty hearts of all people, and to sanctify unholy sinners. Enjoy!
This message looks at the life of young David. He was anointed to be king at an early age but had to wait fourteen years before being inaugurated as king. During this time, God would use people and circumstances to grow David into kingly material. God saw a man after His own heart and chose David to lead His people.
The sermons from Faith Bible Church are here in blog format. You can search based on year [drop down menu], month, series, book of the Bible, or preacher. Some include video, notes, and even the bulletin. Enjoy!