We humans are frail things. Sometimes the rapids of life take hold of us, spin us around, turn us under and cough us up on some unknown shore so quickly we hardly have time to ask “How did I get here?”
In such times we often make choices not because they are good but because they are limited. Have you been there? The two men in our chapters today both faced the experience of being backed into corners where choices seemed few and far between. The different ways they plied the few choices they had tells us a lot about how different these men were at the root.
Here’s what I see in today’s chapters:
I Samuel chapter 27 sermon topics/ titles:
1. When Running Away Is the Best Answer: I Sam. 27:1,2
2. A Fortress In the Presence Of the Enemy: I SAm. 27: 3-7
3. Is it OK To Be a Double Agent For God? I Sam. 27:8-12
I Samuel chapter 28 sermon topics/ titles:
1. Dead In a Lofty Place: I Sam. 28:3
2. Between Repentance and Wilfulness: I Sa. 28:4-13
3. The Results Of A Polluted Faith: I Sam. 28: 4-19
Now tell me what you see! 🙂
Thank you for reminding us through this intro to the chapter charts, that keeping our Root Jesus, will make all the difference during those times life acts up. I also thought Between Repentance and Willfulness sounded good! God bless you!
Thanks Deb! Only by drawing strength from the Root will we remain standing until the end.
“Is it ok to be a double agent for God?” dangerous territory don’t you think? Here’s what I saw in these chapters.
1 Samuel 27
1. What is the price for shelter with the enemy? 1 Sam 27:1-12
2. Do you think the enemy can be deceived? 1 Sam 27:8-11
3. When the enemy thinks he has won! 1 Sam 27:12
1 Samuel 28
1. When He remains silent, what then? 1 Sam 28:6
2. You believe and yet you choose not to follow Him, why? 1 Sam 28:10
3. When the answer is not the one you are seeking. 1 Sam 28:19
It certainly is dangerous. I wonder how David felt as he walked it out. “When He remains silent. What then?” That is a good question.