1st + 2nd Samuel | Living in the Light of the Gospel

1st+2nd Samuel: Longing for Justice

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12 | Speaker: Kevin Brimner | Series: 1st + 2nd Samuel | Living in the Light of the Gospel We have a longing to see wrongs made right no matter the cost. But the lie we tell ourselves is I can cover the cost of my own sin while your sins are worse. What David failed to do was acknowledge sin’s reality. You should surrender as fast and as completely as you can. Exchange your cross for forgiveness.

1st+2nd Samuel: Longing to Pursue

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 11 | Speaker: Kevin Brimner | Series: 1st + 2nd Samuel | Living in the Light of the Gospel We all have longings for different things. David pursued God, but allowed himself to be pulled away from God into sin. We can counter the lies with the light. Lie: isolation; Light: community. Lie: boredom; Light: engagement. Lie: pride; Light: gratitude. Every day we must be prepared to fight a spiritual battle.

1st+2nd Samuel: Longing for Security

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 17 | Speaker: Kevin Brimner | Series: 1st + 2nd Samuel | Living in the Light of the Gospel We are living in a lie when we tell ourselves that the only security that can be trusted is what we can provide ourselves. Our longing for security started because of the effect of sin. To face your giant, break the habit of trusting the gift more than the Giver. Transformation & change can happen instantly, but usually takes longer. Security comes in knowing how the battle is won. Learn the answer before the questions are asked.

1st+2nd Samuel: Longing to Run Ahead

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Speaker: Kevin Brimner | Series: 1st + 2nd Samuel | Living in the Light of the Gospel Because of our longing and the lies we buy into, we sometimes race ahead of God and then ask Him to keep up with us. Obstacles to waiting for God to work include impatience and fear. The opportunities to learning patience include memorizing Scripture, having an accountability partner and learning from the Saints of the past and present.

1st+2nd Samuel: Longing to Control

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 8 | Speaker: Nathan Logsdon | Series: 1st + 2nd Samuel | Living in the Light of the Gospel The lie of the longing to control is that you can completely control. You can control the conversation, leadership and perception. Release the burden of control and find freedom in the Gospel story.

1st+2nd Samuel: Longing to Hear

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 3 | Speaker: Nathan Logsdon | Series: 1st + 2nd Samuel | Living in the Light of the Gospel All people have a longing to hear, to sense direction from something ‘bigger’. The problem comes when we’re bombarded with so many messages from so many different sources. How do we know it’s God speaking? Check to see if what you hear is biblical, aligns with wise counsel and makes you feel at peace. You can’t hear from the One you don’t know. Selective hearing doesn’t work. Find a place of silence where you can listen without distractions.

1st + 2nd Samuel: Cultural Conversations

Speaker: Nathan Logsdon | Series: 1st + 2nd Samuel | Living in the Light of the Gospel We want to be a fish out of water. Culture adapts and shifts around the people living in it while influencing those people. We each have an innate sense of longing and culture will give us lies in how to fulfill our longings. The light of the Gospel is the truth in fulfillment.