When Does David Become The King?
David is cited throughout the Bible as the model of the King to come and the pinnacle of all kings. Yet his character at times is deeply flawed. The key it seems is that he relentlessly pursues God and desires a close relationship with God. It is good news to us that imperfect people also can be included in God’s plans. David is also the introduction of “the king” There are three main offices in the OT which are fully consummated in Jesus; prophet, priest, and king. David exhibits some of the qualities of a godly king and is again a foreshadowing of Jesus and a continuation of God’s plan for restoration.
Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 16: 1-13
This week we will welcome former CLC pastor, Rev. Dale Matthews, to the pulpit. Rev. Matthews will speak about God’s leading, lifting and love. Reflecting about our ministry over the last 40+ years in relationship to each of our “Life’s Trip” and our “Final Destination”.
Scripture Reference: John 14: 1-21
Rev. Matthews was called to be the pastor at CLC in the spring of 1973 after the 26 charter families organized and became the newest congregation of the Reformed Church in America. This group first met in Daisy Brook School and eventually completed the church building in the fall of 1978. Rev. Matthews served at CLC until 1979.
God Does More Than We Ask or Imagine
Gideon is a classic story of God rescuing His people though a charismatic leader (a judge), this time Gideon. Gideon offers a fleece to confirm God’s commands to him. This is often seen and still referenced as an act of faith. It is more an act of doubt. This week I want to highlight that God can do more than we ever ask or imagine. His power, his plan, his will cannot be thwarted no matter what the odds or difficulties are in our viewpoint.
Scripture Reference: Judges 6: 11-17 and 7: 17-22
Memory Verse: Judges 7:7 – “The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands.”