“Standing Tall, Falling Hard” > November 3+4, 2012

Texts: “The Story” Chapter 10 ;  1st Samuel 1-4, 8-13, 15  ;  Psalm 47 ; Matthew 6  ;  Proverbs 14:12, 29:20 ; 1st Samuel 18:21 , 22:17 , 14:24,44  ; 28:7-9  ; 31:4

The Context: The Jewish people are now in the “promised land” and a new era is beginning.  The people long to be like the other nations and have a king over them.  Though this will bring many troubles, the people insist on it. Ultimately they are resisting God’s authority. 1st Samuel 8:7 states, “And the Lord told him {Samuel} , ‘Listen to all that the people are saying to you ; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected Me as their king.'”   Samuel reluctantly anoints Saul as their first king. He is an impressive young man with great potential.

David Riemenschneider delivers this weeks message, the next in the series on “The Story” , a chronological journey through the entire Bible.    Saul repeatedly chose to ignore God, and displayed fake spirituality, and never acknowledged his mistakes  but made up lame excuses instead.  The bottom line is : misusing what we have been given by God leads to disaster.  Everything we have been given is just a temporary loan, so we need to stay close to the word of God everyday!!

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