Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 2/21/2016

Sunday’s message in The Rise and Fall of Saul series was called Saul: Acting Foolishly out of Fear, taken from 1 Samuel 13:1-15. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. You will experience times of testing (1-4)
   A. Prepare yourself for battle (1-2)
      – Ephesians 6:10-11
   B. When you fight the enemy, the enemy fights back (3-4)
      – Ephesians 6:12

II. You will be tempted at times to give in to fear (5-10)
   A. Your problems may seem overwhelming (5)
      – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
   B. Everyone around you may be responding in fear (6-7)
      – Proverbs 28:1
   C. God may not deliver you right away (8)
      – Psalm 31:14-15
   D. Fear can lead you to do the wrong thing (9-10)
      – Proverbs 29:25

III. It is foolish to let go of God and his Word in your time of need (11-15)
   A. Don’t try to justify your wrong actions (11-12)
      – Proverbs 21:2; Luke 16:15
   B. There may be long-term consequences (13-14)
      – Galatians 6:8
   C. You may need to start all over again (15)
      – Proverbs 24:16; Luke 22:31-32

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