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UEFC 4: The life of David

2 Chronicles 16:9 contains an intriguing phrase. “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” 1 Samuel 13:14 expresses it this way, “The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart.” God is looking for people who are sold out, completely devoted, who have a heart for him.

But how do you develop a heart for God when you come from a dysfunctional family? when you are surrounded by people who hate you? when you never know who might want to stab you in the back? How do you remain devoted to God when you are isolated for hours, days, or even weeks at a time? How do you stay faithful to God when your own internal desires threaten to derail your life? when your anger boils up? when your lust conspires to take over? How do you become a man or a woman after God’s own heart?

If those phrases describe your life, you will identify with David, who went from being a lowly shepherd, the forgotten son is a household of leaders to the greatest King in Israel’s history. David made big mistakes, he endured devastating troubles, yet he proved faithful to his God. He was a man after God’s own heart. To learn more, listen to the sermons in this series.

To listen to the sermons in this series, click on the link for the audio file. To save the sermon to your computer, right click on the link and then follow the prompts to “save target as” (Internet Explorer) or “save link as” (Firefox). May God help you develop a heart for him.

“Developing a heart for God” – September 12, 2010

“A change of perspective” I Samuel 16:1-13 – September 19, 2010

“Giant lessons” 1 Samuel 17 – September 26, 2010

“The best of frenemies” 1 Samuel 18 – October 3, 2010

“The marks of friendship” 1 Samuel 18-23 – October 10, 2010

“Kicking away the crutches” 1 Samuel 19-22 – October 24, 2010

“Don’t take matters into your own hands” 1 Samuel 24 – October 31, 2010

“When idiots, insults, and anger collide” 1 Samuel 25 – November 7, 2010

“Life in the pits” 1 Samuel 28-30 – November 21, 2010

“Long live the king!” 2 Samuel 2-5 – November 28, 2010

“Getting back to the heart of worship” 2 Samuel 6 – January 2, 2011

“When your dream dies” 2 Samuel 7 – March 13, 2011

“Grace is for nobodies” 2 Samuel 9 – March 20, 2011

“A royal failure” 2 Samuel 11 – March 27, 2011

“Confronted with the truth” 2 Samuel 12:1-15 – April 3, 2011

“A harvest of consequences” 2 Samuel 12-18 – April 10, 2011

“The sustaining power of friendship” 2 Samuel 15, 17, 19 – May 1, 2011

“When critics attack” 2 Samuel 16:5-13; 19:16-23 – May 8, 2011

“Exalt the Rock!” 2 Samuel 22 – May 15, 2011

“Old does not equal wise” 2 Samuel 24 – May 22, 2011

“True north principles” 1 Chronicles 28-29 – May 29, 2011

 

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