After God’s Own Heart

Through successes and scandals, prosperities and persecutions, delights and distresses, David proved himself to be a man after God’s own heart.

Join us this summer at Rocky Creek as we study the life of David through 1-2 Samuel and his response to God through certain psalms.

  • 6/4 – After God’s Own Heart: God Notices Nobodies (1 Sam 16) – David was the least likely to become king but God set him apart for this task. While man judges the external value, God judges the internal worth.
  • 6/11 – After God’s Own Heart: There’s Always Somebody Taller (1 Sam 17) – Israel put their strength in King Saul the tall until Goliath the taller came around. In the battle against a giant, never forget the greater story of which we are a part.
  • 6/18 – After God’s Own Heart: Worship by the Book (2 Sam 6) – When David returned the ark to Jerusalem, he learned how God takes worship very seriously. We can’t worship God if we neglect the Word of God.
  • 6/25 – After God’s Own Heart: This Is the House That God Built (2 Sam 7; Ps 8) – David wanted to honor God by building him a house, but God had a greater house of which David could never build. The greatest work of our lives will not be what we do for God but what God has done for us.
  • 7/2 – After God’s Own Heart: Carried to the Table (2 Sam 9) – David showed kindness to disabled Mephibosheth by carrying him to the king’s table. Seated with the King of kings, our brokenness is hidden and God’s favor is restored.
  • 7/9 – After God’s Own Heart: Psalm
  • 7/16 – After God’s Own Heart: When the King Stayed Home (2 Sam 11; Ps 51) – When King David was supposed to be winning a battle on the field, he stayed home and lost a battle within his heart. Sin can start with being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • 7/23 – After God’s Own Heart: When Goliath Is Yesterday’s News (2 Sam 21:15-22; cf. 1 Ch 20:4-8) – When David was king, his followers killed giants even larger than Goliath and it wasn’t even that significant of an event. Giant slaying leaders develop giant slaying followers.
  • 7/30 – After God’s Own Heart: No More Costless Offerings (2 Sam 24) – King David refused an opportunity to make a sacrifice to God which would cost him nothing. When we give anything to God, we must give our very best.