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How The Mighty Have Fallen

Readings: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Cor.8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

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A Sling and A Stone

One of the most familiar of all Bible stories describes the epic battle between David and Goliath. The triumph of the weak over the strong – the boy over the giant – has inspired generations of children to trust in God to help them overcome any obstacle. But what does it say to us? Can we imagine seeing these same results in our own lives?

Readings: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11), 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41

From God’s Point of View

While we’re often not aware of it, each one of us interprets our surroundings through various sets of lenses. The story of God’s selection of a new king for His people reminds us that we humans tend to have a different way of seeing things. But as followers of Jesus, our point of view should be more similar to God’s and less like the world around us.

Readings: 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34

Take Me To Your Leader

What happens when people demand to have their way over and against what God has advised? Well, sometimes He lets them have their way, and the results are fairly predictable. The Israelites demanded a king like the surrounding nations, and while they got what they wanted, they didn’t exactly get what they wanted.

Readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15); Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35