A Man After God’s Own Heart – Intro (p1)

The Life of David

  • One of the greatest men in the bible
  • Written to see ourselves in his triumphs and failures
  • David’s life in the bible – ‘warts & all’

Always remember David is a shadow of one greater to come – Jesus Christ

1. God’s Choice is NOT man’s choice

‘Man looks on the outside God looks at the heart’ (v7)

  • Appearances can be deceptive
  • Power of sin based on appearance
  • God’s choice is very different to ours
  • God will use unexpected people – You and me!

2. David – Attributes of a godly leader

  1. Humility
  2. Integrity
  3. Faithfulness
  4. Courage
  5. After God’s own heart

    3. What David received as King we receive as Christians

  • David – Chosen by God
  • Christian – Chosen by God (Eph 1v4-5)
  • David – Anointed with Holy Spirit (v13)
  • Christian – Filled with the Holy Spirit again & again