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From Shepherd to King (The Story)

From Shepherd to King Nov. 4/5, 2017 Scripture:1 Samuel 16: 1-13

Well once again we find ourselves in the middle of this journey known as the Story. And I don’t know about you, but hearing these ancient stories all over again has been good for my soul. It’s reminded me a lot of the nature of faith- the good stuff and the not so good stuff. And lately we’ve been talking a lot, as least it seems to me, about the not so good stuff. But today it’s going to get better. Not because we’re introduced to a flawless character, but because we’re given a glimpses into the heart of that God. And that’s always a good thing. So let’s get started.

It’s been a rough go of things for nation of Israel. You would think that once you have God’s promise, that once you experienced the blessing of God, you would be satisfied. But that’s not necessarily the case. As we learned last week, it’s far too easy for us to have wandering eyes and compromise our values and our particular way of doing life. Even though…