Introduction: Developing the Fearless Heart of God’s Warrior King
January 30, 2022
Why did you join the study? What do you hope to gain?
BIG PICTURE PLAN OF GOOD FOR THE FUTURE OF MAN
BIBLE – God’s to Mankind
THEME – Redemption Plan for Mankind
Redemption – the of regaining possession in exchange for PAYMENT, or by clearing a DEBT.
caused by rebellion against God’s righteous nature which is the .
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
God devised a plan to eliminate the reason for separation, cancel the debt of rebellion and draw men back to Himself
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God – 1 Peter 3:18
This plan was executed by the God-Man, Jesus Christ
Jesus became our the acceptable means by which we reconnect with God.
I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
By grace, through in Jesus, His life, sacrifice, and resurrection are to our account.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10
We are made before God our Creator. We are made right to in the plan of God.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
THE LIFE OF DAVID IN THE PLAN OF GOD
fulfilled a 1,000-year-old promise made to David called the . (2 Samuel 7:12-16).
Offspring shall reign forever
Kingdom established forever
Build the House of God
Unconditional Steadfast Love
Through the line of David God fulfilled promises made to Abraham and Israel of land, descendants, blessing
1 Samuel – Critical Transitions to the Plan of God
– (prophet and judge) -> (Man’s king) – > (God’s king) -> (Son of David)
-> King -> King -> the King and Savior of Men
THE LIFE OF DAVID AS AN EXAMPLE FOR LIVING OUT THE PLAN OF GOD
David – .
God imparted His Spirit into David.
David acted by faith as a Spirit-filled man – wise, fierce, fearless, leader of men.
Questions as we study David’s life:
If the Spirit of God brought these characteristics out in David what does that mean to us today?
How did David act to engage the power of the Spirit of God in his life?
How can we engage the power of the Spirit of God in our lives?
BACKGROUND TO 1 SAMUEL
Reading for Next Week’s Study:
1 Samuel 16