The therapeutic value of music is nothing new. So it was with David, the youthful king-elect, who was more than a faithful shepherd and a man of valour. He was first known as a skilful musician, a talent that brought him face-to-face with his predecessor, King Saul.
Our world desperately needs models worth following. Authentic heroes. People of integrity whose lives inspire us to take God seriously, to follow His Word obediently, to pursue Christ passionately.
Thankfully, the Bible places before us a spiritual "hall of fame"—raw, uncensored, gritty stories of men and women sometimes soaring, often stumbling, through the incredible life of faith. They wrestled with sin, experienced God's grace, struggled with weakness, and overcame by faith. Their inspiring biographies have been memorialized in Scripture, not simply because of their faith in God but because of God's faithfulness to them.
These great lives from God's Word not only provide realistic portraits for appreciation but also relevant principles for application.
David showed himself strong in the little things…so God selected him for big things. Take a look at how that selection transpired.
“A man after God's own heart” can only refer to one person in Scripture: David. The youngest son of Jesse. On and on we could go, but first, focus on God’s working and preparation behind the scenes.
Haven’t we all looked at our lives at times and thought, “Can anything be made of this mess?” On the outside, at least, life at times looks bleak and chaotic. It often looked that way to people in the Bible.
King Solomon lived out his dreams. He enjoyed every pleasure the world had to offer, and it came up short. Solomon discovered living a life devoted to pleasure is meaningless.
In this sermon, Chuck Swindoll teaches about the circle of friends who were in Paul’s life and the ways you might be a sheltering tree to those enduring a storm.
In his sermon on Colossians 4:2–6, Chuck Swindoll helps you make this divine checklist your own.
Chuck Swindoll takes us through 12 verses in Colossians 3 to help us, very practically, display in our sphere of living the new life Jesus gave us.
Chuck Swindoll shares relevant advice so that Christians today might follow in the same path of devotion to God.
Chuck Swindoll encourages you to prioritize your relationships and offers wisdom for how you can nurture them into strong, life-giving bonds.