SERVICE SUMMARY: Introverted or extroverted, we all crave community–a group of people who will never let us down and always let us in. Join us this Sunday as we continue our sermon series on 1 Samuel.
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 23:13-17
13 And three of the thirty chief men went down and came about harvest time to David at the cave of Adullam, when a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. 14 David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem. 15 And David said longingly, “Oh, that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!” 16 Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and carried and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it. He poured it out to the Lord 17 and said, “Far be it from me, O Lord, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?” Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.
CONFESSION OF SIN
Sovereign Lord, you rule the nations,
But we live as though we are the center of the universe.
Sovereign Lord, you ordain all things for your glory and our good,
But we seek to control our own lives and the lives of others.
Sovereign Lord, you have written all our days,
But we fret over the unknown.
Sovereign Lord, you rule with justice and mercy,
But we presume to be more just and merciful than you.
Lord, forgive us for all the ways we think we can do your job better than you, and give us a humble confidence in your sovereign will. Amen.