Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1–18:30
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BEHIND THE MUSIC
1 Samuel 16-18
Definition of Cultivation: The process of refinement, growth, or development—the idea of maturing.
Introduction: God is in the process of maturing us into the person He desires us to be. In theological terms this process is called sanctification. This process is clearly scene in the life of David.
The Music: (Psalm 25:1-5, Psalm 8-9)
How Does God Cultivate a Person?
He Uses the Means of Solitude
- The Physical Surroundings of Solitude (1 Samuel 16:19)
- The Heart Songs of Solitude (Psalm 8)
He Uses the Means of Secrecy
- Faithful when unacknowledged and unappreciated (1 Samuel 16:11)
- Prepared in private before used in public (16:18)
He Uses the Means of Smallness (limited use) (1 Samuel 16:19; 1 Samuel 17:15)
- It brings forth Humbleness (Psalm 40:4-5, Psalm 40:17a)
- It brings forth Faithfulness (Psalm 34:1-3) (1 Timothy 3:6)
He Uses the Means of Struggle
- The Mauling Beasts (1 Samuel 17:34-37)
- The Menacing Giant (1 Samuel 17:40-51)
- The Mad King (1 Samuel 18:9-11)
He Uses the Means of Staying
- OT Terminology—“Wait” (Psalms 25:21) (Psalm 27:14) (Psalm 37:7,9,34)
- NT Terminology—“Abide” (John 15:4-5)
Footnote: “Waiting” or “Abiding” Produces:
Inner Courage instead of inner Conflict
Faith instead of Fear
Discovery instead of Discouragement
Joy instead of Jealousy
Focus instead of Fatigue
Presence instead of Pressure
Application: God is working out His purposes in you through the same tools He used in the life of David. By what means, is God working in you?
“Therefore, we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
is working for us
a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen.
For the things which are seen are temporary,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
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Hands On Missions
We are seeking people to assist with intercity evangelism in Shelby this Summer. This will be a commitment of 1.5 hours either to handout doorknob flyers or to work at the event.
Dates to promote—6/14, 7/12, & 8/2
Dates of events—6/17, 7/15, & 8/5
For more info—Stephen Hogge
11:00 am - May 23rd
Connect Hall—Room 1
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Connect Hall—Room 9
A new Connect Group encouraging couples to stay together and grow together through thick and thin. No Cost - Bring Your Bible
For more info—Jon & Ginger Oriente: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Clubhouse Kids Ministry
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Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm. A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students. Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching
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