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Rise and Fall of King David: What To Do when Passion Fades? | Sept 10, 2023
David, son of Jesse, King of the Twelve Tribes of Israel will forever be remembered. He tended sheep. He fought giants. He betrayed his family. He forgave his enemies. He battled his son. He loved God. He wavered in faith. And he would somehow be forever known as the man after God's own heart. Join us this fall at CPC as we study the Rise and Fall of King David. It all begins this Sunday with Pastor Paul talking about how can we discover a faith and passion for God that lasts.
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1. Why did Israel's faith die?
2. How to resurrect it?
What has caused Israel’s Faith to die…. They forgot God
Judges Cycle

Rebellion: And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt.
Discipline: And they provoked the Lord to anger, and he sold them into the hand of their surrounding enemies, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies. Whenever they marched out, the hand of the Lord was against them. And they were in terrible distress.
Salvation: Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those who plundered them. Whenever the Lord raised up judges for them, the Lord was with the judge. For the Lord was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who afflicted and oppressed them.

Forget: But whenever the judge died, they turned back and were more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them.
Dead Faith Consequence:
1. Sin Makes us Less
How to be Sold Out for God?

1. Contrition/Repentance
Then Samuel said, “Gather all Israel at Mizpah, and I will pray to the Lord for you.” So they gathered at Mizpah and drew water and poured it out before the Lord and fasted on that day and said there, “We have sinned against the Lord.” And Samuel judged the people of Israel at Mizpah.
2. Personal Prayer
And the people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, that he may save us from the hand of the Philistines.”
3. Sacrifice
So Samuel took a nursing lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. And Samuel cried out to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him.
4. Commitment
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up and called its name Ebenezer for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.”
Mere Christianity:
“Christ says, ‘Give me all of you! I don’t want a certain amount of your time, a certain amount of your talents and money, or a certain amount of your work. I want you. All of you. I didn’t come to reform or correct the natural self, but to kill it. No half measures will do. I don’t want to only prune a branch here and a branch there; rather I want the whole tree out. Hand it over to me, the whole outfit, all of your desires, all of your wants and wishes and dreams. Turn them ALL over to me, give yourself to me and I will make of you a new self---in my image. Give me yourself and in exchange I will give you myself. My will, shall become your will. My heart, shall become your heart.’”for he said, “Till now the Lord has helped us.”