The Story of David: A Man after God's Own Heart
What do Luke Skywalker, Frodo Baggins, and Harry Potter all have in common? They are all examples of a type of story-telling called the "Hero's Journey." Each story begins with an unknown and under-appreciated young person who somehow senses that there is more to life than what has been lived so far. Suddenly a mentor shows up out of the blue and calls the the novice hero to a new life and adventure beyond their imaginations. Through trial and fire the heroes pass, changing their lives forever. When they finally return home, they are no longer the same people. In the Hero's Journey, some of the details may change, but the basic story line stays the same.
A young shepherd boy named David is minding his father's sheep one day when he receives a call that would change his life forever. God had told the prophet, Samuel, to anoint this young boy to be the next king of Israel. There was a problem, however: Israel already had a king and he was very much alive and very, very jealous. God's call to David would put David on a journey that take more than 40 chapters of the Bible to tell. David would not only eventually be known as Israel's greatest poet, musician, warrior, and king, he would be known as one of Israel's most famous fallen saints and forgiven sinners. Through it all, God would refer to him as "A Man after God's Own Heart."
This week we begin a summer-long series: David: From Shepherd to King, Poet to Warrior, Fallen Saint to Forgiven Sinner. Come and see. Come and worship.
NOTE the new summer schedule:
Sundays at 9:00 and 10:35. Wednesdays at 6:30