Flawed and Faithful: The Life of David

The books of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible, written with exquisite artistry and intuition about the human condition, tell the story of the shepherd-king, David, one of the few people in the Bible whose life we get to follow all the way from youth to the end of old age. David is not an exemplary man. He shows us not how we should live, but how in fact we do live. In watching him, we learn something of our own "hurts, hates and hopes" (W. Brueggemann). The story of David invites us to discern what humanness is all about when lived in the presence of an ever-reaching God and in the presence of earthly power that invites, entices and consumes.

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September 15
Resisting Oppressors
1 Samuel 17:32-33, 36-49

September 22
Jon Singletary Preaching
Jon and his wife Wendi are leading our Enneagram Weekend Sept. 20-21. Read more here. Dr. Jon Singletary is dean and professor at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He earned his PhD and MSW degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, his MDiv from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and his BA from Baylor. He and Wendi are the parents of five children and are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Waco.

September 29
Repaying Evil with Good
1 Sam 24:8-19

October 6
Living with Abandon
2 Samuel 6:14-23

October 13
Amanda Tyler Preaching
Amanda Tyler, Executive Director of BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty) and a member of FBCDC, brings the message on 10/13 while Pastor Julie leads a church retreat in the U.K. In 2016, Amanda became the sixth executive director in the organization’s 80-year history. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from The University of Texas. Amanda lives nearby in FBC's neighborhood with her husband, Robert Behrendt, and their son, Phelps.

October 20
Owning Our Guilt
2 Samuel 12:1-14

October 27
Grieving Terrible Loss
2 Samuel 12:15b-25

November 3
Navigating Betrayal
2 Samuel 15:13-16, 23-26, 28-30 (CEB)

November 10
Surviving the Unthinkable
2 Samuel 18:24-19:4

November 17
Leaving Unfinished Dreams
1 Chronicles 22:1-16

November 24
Giving Genuine Gifts
2 Samuel 24:18-24