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God's Love Language - 1 John 2:3-11

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High Risks and High Stake - 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2

In 1 Samuel 27 David had just emerged from a string of three remarkable spiritual victories. He had spared Saul’s life once in the cave at En Gedi (24). Then he had spared Nabal’s life when Abigail interceded (25). Finally, he had a very recently spared Saul’s life again when he crept into the camp and found Saul sleeping (26). Now in 1 Samuel 27, David transitions from the mountaintop to the valley-he moves from being at his best to being at his worst. 1. David flees to the Philistines (27:1-7). 2. David outsmarts Achish and himself (27:8-28:2).

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The End of the Spear - 1 Samuel 26:1-25

In 1 Samuel 26, David has a case of dajavu (lit., “already seen”). Chapter 26 is so similar to Chapter 24 that some scholars draw the conclusion that these accounts are one and the same. However, there are too many differences to adopt this view. Instead, Chapter 26 is more like retaking a test in school. If you fail a particular test or want to improve your grade, your teacher may allow you to retake the test. Similarly, when we fail a spiritual test or need to improve our response, God often allows us to retake or repeat the same basic test. I think the reason we find a second incident in Chapter 26 so similar to the one described in Chapter 24 is because God wanted David to retake the same test in order to receive a higher score. 1. David spares Saul’s life…again (26:1-12). 2. David calls out his enemies…again (26:13-25).

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The Dilemma of Saying Yes (Mary) - Luke 1:26-38

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The Dilemma of Doubt (Joseph) - Matthew 1:18-25

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