One of the ways we’re trying to make Heartland a bit more "hackable", a bit more Church 2.0, is by opening up the sermon preparation process to anyone interested.
This Sunday I’ll be giving a message with what I feel are some timely lessons from the life of David (the previous post reflects some of my thoughts). I’m going to be focusing on when Samuel anoints David king over Israel (1 Sam 16:1-13). Some of my thoughts so far:
- No person can prevent God from working his will in your life, so stop blaming others for holding you back (Jesse didn’t allow David to stand in line with the possibility of being anointed king, but that didn’t limit God)
- What looks like a pointless detour is often the place of training and preparation, so pay attention (taking care of sheep isn’t very kingly, but it prepared David to face Goliath)
- There is a difference between anointing and commissioning, so be patient (after David is anointed king, he presumably continues to live in Bethlehem and take care of sheep)
Any other thoughts or insights that go along with this? Don’t be shy 😉