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October 19, 2014 - Believe in the Dream (King David Series) - II Samuel 1:19-27

posted Oct 28, 2014, 6:41 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 6:55 AM ]
David’s elegy (a poem of lament and praise for the dead):
  • Thrice repeated theme “How the mighty have fallen”.
  • That the joy of the Philistine victory would be short-lived.
  • A curse upon the Philistines that they would suffer a drought.
  • Remembering Saul and Jonathan.
Lessons:
  • The difference between Saul and David?
    • Saul had only the weapons of war, by which he perished.
    • David had only the dreams God gave him, dreams that couldn't be defeated.
  • The problem with success is that you then worry about losing it.
  • We all have weapons and are tempted to use them when we feel threatened.
  • God’s dream will always rise and prevail.  But sometimes it goes into hiding.
  • Not only are weapons ultimately ineffective, they also drive you crazy.
  • It is impossible to hold a dream as big as the one God has for you if you are already holding weapons. 
  • The dreams God gives you can’t be protected by weapons.  God doesn't need us to defend His good work in our lives.
  • What God asks of us is something more demanding --- that we will still believe in the dream.  Believe in the dream that there is always a holy purpose to your life.
Pastor Jim Spon | II Samuel 1:19-27