Give Us A King: The Tribe of Issachar

Give Us A King: The Tribe of Issachar

For several weeks now, we’ve been following the story of David.  Not King David, but young David on his way to becoming the King.  We’ve been with David on this roller-coaster ride, from his earliest days as an unknown shepherd, to his fame as giant-slayer...
Give Us A King: Adullam’s Cave

Give Us A King: Adullam’s Cave

1 Samuel 22:1-2 1David left there and escaped to the cave of Adullam; when his brothers and all his father’s house heard of it, they went down there to him. 2Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him;...
Give Us A King: David and Goliath

Give Us A King: David and Goliath

The Challenge: 1 Samuel 17:1-11 1 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2 Saul and the Israelites gathered and encamped in the valley of Elah,...
Give Us A King: The Anointing of David

Give Us A King: The Anointing of David

1 Samuel 16:1-13 1The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.”...
Give Us A King: Introduction

Give Us A King: Introduction

1 Samuel 8:4-20 4So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.” 6But when they said, “Give us a...