Gordon Green, M.Div., M.A. Counseling
I recently preached a message at our home church in Gainesville on Samuel anointing David to be Israel’s next king (1 Samuel 16:1-13). As you might imagine, my work in campus ministry intersected nicely with the storyline. Hence, I seized the opportunity to share with the congregation what I do on campus and how they could become involved as volunteers. But you do not have to live near a university or college to engage with the next generation. The passage provides teaching and application points that apply to all of us as followers of Christ. Whether it be our own children or someone whom God has brought across our path, we have the privilege and responsibility to co-labor with Christ in making disciples of the next generation. So, over the fall semester, I will share with you four key ideas from the account of David’s anointing that I pray will inspire all of us to invest in our future kingdom-builders. Here are the four takeaways:
- Consecrate yourself for service (verses 1-5)
- Look beyond outward appearances to the heart (verses 6-11)
- Confirm in community (verses 12-13)
- Rely on the power of the Holy Spirit (verse 13)
Stay tuned for helpful biblical insights and heartwarming stories of courage and redemption!