Published on June 30th, 2014 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: July 6th, 2014
On Sunday, July 6th, Pastor Nathan continued his sermon series in I Samuel. The Scripture text was from chapter 29. He reminded us that despite our foolishness and stubborn lack of faith God remains faithful.
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 29:1-11
 Now the Philistines had gathered all their forces at Aphek. And the Israelites were encamped by the spring that is in Jezreel.  As the lords of the Philistines were passing on by hundreds and by thousands, and David and his men were passing on in the rear with Achish,  the commanders of the Philistines said, “What are these Hebrews doing here?” And Achish said to the commanders of the Philistines, “Is this not David, the servant of Saul, king of Israel, who has been with me now for days and years, and since he deserted to me I have found no fault in him to this day.”  But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him. And the commanders of the Philistines said to him, “Send the man back, that he may return to the place to which you have assigned him. He shall not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he become an adversary to us. For how could this fellow reconcile himself to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of the men here?  Is not this David, of whom they sing to one another in dances, ‘Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?”  Then Achish called David and said to him, “As the LORD lives, you have been honest, and to me it seems right that you should march out and in with me in the campaign. For I have found nothing wrong in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, the lords do not approve of you.  So go back now; and go peaceably, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines.”  And David said to Achish, “But what have I done? What have you found in your servant from the day I entered your service until now, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?”  And Achish answered David and said, “I know that you are as blameless in my sight as an angel of God. Nevertheless, the commanders of the Philistines have said, ‘He shall not go up with us to the battle.’  Now then rise early in the morning with the servants of your lord who came with you, and start early in the morning, and depart as soon as you have light.”  So David set out with his men early in the morning to return to the land of the Philistines. But the Philistines went up to Jezreel.
Hymn of Adoration: # 76 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 44 How Great Thou Art
Hymn of Response: # 32 Great is Thy Faithfulness
Dismissal Hymn: #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (4)
Additional Readings: The Ten Commandments
God spake these words, and said: I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make to thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.
Full Liturgy for July 6th, 2014 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of I Samuel
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)