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From The Pastor

July 3, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

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From the Pastor
David is one of those people in the Bible that as we get to know him, -- we get to know God. And what is refreshing to read is that God lived in David, even though David was far from perfect. He was a flawed, fallible human being. David was a warrior, king, and poet, along with an adulterer and a murderer. In fact, we probably know more about David and the details of his life than any other Bible character. His life takes up 60 chapters of the Old Testament, and spans 4 different books. The details of his life and career are mostly recorded in I and II Samuel. However, the psalms are filled with the details of David’s innermost thoughts and feelings told to us by him. Perhaps, the most important evidence of David’s significance is the royal lineage that continues in the New Testament as Jesus claims his identity as Israel’s Messiah. And yet, David is still playing with the same deck of cards you and I do as we go through our days.
Friends, I believe that God can and will do through us the very same things he did in the life of David, -- if we desire the same deep and intimate relationship with God. 
Beginning Sunday, and over the next two months, we are going to look at this titanic figure of the Old Testament. So, please join us this Sunday, July 7, at 10:00 A.M. in the Family Life Center (FLC) as we dive into this complex, rich character.   
Pastor John
Quote of the Week
 “The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.”
 Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery and his emphasis on God's love.