Published on June 16th, 2014 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: June 22nd, 2014
On Sunday, June 22nd, Pastor Nathan continued his sermon series in I Samuel. Through this passage we see how we speak to our hearts will change the course of our lives. Worship services on Sunday were at 8:30 and 11 AM.
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2
[27:1] Then David said in his heart, “Now I shall perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand.”  So David arose and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.  And David lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel, and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal’s widow.  And when it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer sought him.  Then David said to Achish, “If I have found favor in your eyes, let a place be given me in one of the country towns, that I may dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?”  So that day Achish gave him Ziklag. Therefore Ziklag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day.  And the number of the days that David lived in the country of the Philistines was a year and four months.  Now David and his men went up and made raids against the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites, for these were the inhabitants of the land from of old, as far as Shur, to the land of Egypt.  And David would strike the land and would leave neither man nor woman alive, but would take away the sheep, the oxen, the donkeys, the camels, and the garments, and come back to Achish.  When Achish asked, “Where have you made a raid today?” David would say, “Against the Negeb of Judah,” or, “Against the Negeb of the Jerahmeelites,” or, “Against the Negeb of the Kenites.”  And David would leave neither man nor woman alive to bring news to Gath, thinking, “lest they should tell about us and say, ‘So David has done.’” Such was his custom all the while he lived in the country of the Philistines.  And Achish trusted David, thinking, “He has made himself an utter stench to his people Israel; therefore he shall always be my servant.”
[28:1] In those days the Philistines gathered their forces for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish said to David, “Understand that you and your men are to go out with me in the army.”  David said to Achish, “Very well, you shall know what your servant can do.” And Achish said to David, “Very well, I will make you my bodyguard for life.”
Hymn of Adoration: #349 O Thou Who the Shepherd of Israel Art
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: #120 All Things Bright and Beautiful
Hymn of Response: #332 Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
Dismissal Hymn: #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (4)
Additional Readings: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 1-5
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.
Q. 3. What do the Scriptures principally teach?
A. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.
Full Liturgy for June 22nd, 2014 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of I Samuel
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)