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October 12, 2014 - Three Sanctuaries (King David Series) - I Samuel 22:1-2

posted Oct 14, 2014, 6:07 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 6:56 AM ]
  • Waiting is never wasted time. It is as we wait for the faithfulness of God to unfold in our lives that we become the kind of people who can handle receiving our dreams.
David finds three different sanctuaries that change his life.
  1. The sanctuary of holiness.
    • We sometimes approach the sanctuary of holiness desperate and demanding for something to take away our perceived hunger. But our souls are actually hungry for God, and it is God’s dream for us to realize that.
    • We tend to evaluate the church based on whether it gives us what we want.
    • The church of Jesus Christ can never worry about protecting its holiness from the world. No one has the power to pollute the holiness of the church. The holiness of the church is found in the Lord Jesus Christ and not in its members.
  2. The sanctuary of community.
    • God’s idea of community always includes people who are distressed, needy, and discontented.
    • The source of life in the church is in Christ Jesus. As a community of people gathered here who are all discontented about something, Jesus joins us. And Christ is the One who changes us.
    • We are not what we appear to be. We are what we were called to be. And in community, we reach our potential.
  3. The sanctuary of doing the right thing.
    • Different people can look at the same situation and come to totally different conclusions about the role God had in it and what should be done.
    • As you wait for the faithfulness of God to unfold in your life, there are right things to do in the meantime.
      • Caring
      • Giving
      • Forgiving
      • Receiving Holiness
      • Loving
Pastor Jim Spon | I Samuel 22:1-2