When you and I think of King David from the Old Testament, we don't immediately think of limitations. Here is a man who achieved great success and made it to the top. He was a great warrior and the greatest of kings. Yet, there were many who never saw his potential. As a young man, he didn't look like a warrior or king. He was the youngest in his family, and as a boy he did not receive the affirmation from those around him.
His father, Jesse, didn't think he had king-potential. His brothers did not think he had warrior-potential. King Saul did not think he had champion-potential. Goliath did not think David had even opponent-potential. Yet, David refused to listen to the voices of discouragement. David's vision for who God was and what God could do drove him to fight through the naysayers that questioned his motives, his character, his ability, and his experience. David pushed through all of that, because he knew what God could do through his faith, remembering that with God, all things are possible.
Join us this Sunday at 9:30am, as we unpack the story of David and Goliath from I Samuel 17. When faced with an unfair fight against Goliath, David had faith to believe God for the impossible. He volunteered to fight, believing God would win the battle. Relying on Him to stand by Israel, David understood victory could be theirs, and he stepped out in faith to defeat the giant in the name of the Lord.
Sunday Morning Adult Discipleship begins this Sunday, August 6th. Join us at 11:00am, as we look at the Stories Jesus Told in the New Testament. His stories, known as parables, are designed to mold and shape us, as well as reveal more about God than we ever thought possible.
BHS Weeding Party, Saturday, August 12th, 8:00am to Noon. As Beaverton High School prepares to welcome a brand-new crop of high school students onto its campus, they have reached out to Calvary Parkside with an emergency request. The exterior landscape is in need of some weeding and general clean-up. I have reached out to Pastor Avery from Common Ground and they will be joining us, as we work together in helping our neighbor kick-off another school year. Consider joining us for this opportunity to show the love of Jesus in a practical way.
Where's Calvary Parkside?: Hawaii...Washington...Idaho...Kansas...Alaska...don't be left out as we continue to take Calvary Parkside on the road. How? It's simple. Take your Calvary Parkside t-shirt with you on vacation. Then email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's that easy! Need a Calvary Parkside t-shirt? Stop by the Next Step Table this Sunday and pick one up and let's continue to "Make Jesus non-ignorable in Beaverton and to the ends of the earth."
See you Sunday!