Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship
The Challenge of Doing the Right Thing- 1 Samuel 18:1-30
How can we find hope throughout the book of Samuel? Find out this morning!
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  • Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship
    1475 Quintana Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 10:00 AM
Big Idea: Doing what’s right in God’s eyes is always the right thing to do.
I. Jonathan’s Friendship (vv. 1-5)
A. Despite being heir to the throne, Jonathan recognizes God’s hand of anointing on David and becomes his closest friend. At great risk and price to himself, Jonathan:
3. Defends David (cf. 1 Sam. 19:4-5).
B. David is on the edge of a challenging season in his life and Jonathan’s friendship serves as an important support and witness to David’s legitimate claim as Israel’s king (v. 4).
C. We all need friends like Jonathan was to David. Those who covenant with us to be in a friendship that challenges and brings out the best in each other.
II. Saul’s Failures (vv. 8, 9, 12, 28)
A. Saul is becoming increasingly isolated and unstable in his actions and leadership. His feelings toward David reveal just how flawed his own relationship with God has become (vv. 12- 14). Saul is overcome by:
1. Anger (v. 8; cf. Gal. 5:16-23).
B. Saul’s obstinance and treachery leads him down a dark path that can only result in disappointment and loss. What he needed to do was repent and cast himself on God’s mercy (cf. 1 Jn. 1:8-9).
III. David’s Fidelity (vv. 14, 23, 26, 30)
A. Despite Saul’s erratic and paranoid behavior, David stays on course and remains faithful to Saul as he seeks to serve God. In David we see a real strength of character formed by:
4. Faith in God and His call (cf. 1 Sam. 17:37).

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