Posts made in September, 2017

Blessed although Imperfect! 0

Blessed although Imperfect!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Although my house is not so with God, yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For this is all my salvation and all my desire; will He not make it increase?’ – 2 Samuel 23:5 THOUGHT: This teaching is the third in the King David trilogy and is taken from 2 Samuel 23:1-7. It is about the thoughts or positive confession of David towards the end of his life. Not the confession of his sins, but of the promises of God. There are some wonderful truths to be discovered than can shape our lives and help us understand why David was referred to as a man after God’s own heart – Acts 13:22. Keep going to the end and then look back over your life with thankfulness – ‘Now these are the last words of David’ He lived a life of praise and thankfulness often in the midst of great difficulty. It started early in his life as a psalmist and musician while still a young shepherd boy. Many of the psalms were written by David when he went through a crisis but then came into blessing as God intervened. Too many leave this life in bitterness and regret. Not so David! At the end he was still being influenced...

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Famine 0


Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘There was a famine during David’s reign that lasted year after year for three years, and David spent much time in prayer about it. Then the Lord said, “The famine is because of the guilt of Saul and his family, for they murdered the Gibeonites.”’ – 2 Samuel 21:1 The Living Bible THOUGHT: This is the second teaching in the King David trilogy taken from 2 Samuel 21:1-14. It studies how David reacted when famine hit the nation. Although we may not personally face anything as severe as that, there are principles to understand that will help us to overcome when trouble comes knocking on our door. Do not leave trouble to sort itself out – David spent much time in prayer about it We are not to be like an ostrich burying its head in the sand, thinking that if we ignore trouble it will go away. One year the harvest was reaped, the next year it failed. Then the next year too! Surely it will not happen a third year in a row, but it did. David sprang into action and asked God why. When Christians, who have the promise of God’s blessing, experience trouble, it is not wrong to ask God why. It’s not a...

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