Portraits Of A King

Redemption At A Cost

2018.10.21 - Drew Karschner - "Redemption at a Cost" Part 6 of 6 of the "Portraits of a King" Series Sin can be fun, exciting, and provide the thrill that we desire. That is often why we choose it. Yet sin can give us tunnel vision where we see the thrill, but miss the pain and cost that follows. David didn’t understand that until Nathan called him out, and David has had to deal with the cost of his decisions. David realized sin is never worth the price we must pay for it. 2 Samuel 12

The Fallen

2018.10.14 - Drew Karschner - "The Fallen" Part 5 of 6 of the "Portraits of a King" Series Even the greatest leaders can make terrible choices. In this portrait of David he makes one of the most costly decisions of his life. No matter what position you hold or how great your life is, you are only one choice away from losing it all. Sin is powerful and it can cost you greatly; David found this out the hard way. 2 Samuel 11

No Cutting Corners

If you have not yet had an opportunity to set growth goals with your group members, this could be a great week to do that. See a list of growth goals by clicking the button below.

2018.10.07 - Drew Karschner - "No Cutting Corners" Part 4 of 6 of the "Portraits of a King" Series Leadership is one of the most actively discussed topics in our world today. Many of us strive to lead in our homes, businesses, jobs, schools, and the places we go. But do we truly understand the character traits a real leader has? In one of the most pivotal decisions in David’s life he shows us the marks of a real leader. 1 Samuel 24

Best Friends Forever

2018.09.30 - Drew Karschner - "Best Friends Forever" Part 3 of 6 of the "Portraits of a King" Series Unfortunately, in a culture with texting and social media, many of us have lost the value of true community. We only get so close to people because we don’t like being vulnerable and putting ourselves out there. David puts his life on the line and in the end, he discovers the value of true friendship - something that has gone missing in many of our lives. 1 Samuel 20

How To Kill A Giant

This is a great week to discuss a growth goal with each of your group members during prayer time. As you set a goal you can discuss it with each other throughout the trimester to help each of you progress in your faith. You can find a list of growth goals in the discussion guides below.

2018.09.22 - Drew Karschner - "The Chosen One" Part 2 of 6 of the The Chosen One Series Many of us want to be a giant slayer. We want to be David in the battle against Goliath. But most of us aren’t willing to watch sheep to prepare for the battle. The truth is, most battles we face are not won on the battlefield, they are won way before the battle begins. David teaches us how we can prepare for the battle so we are ready to face the giants in life. 1 Samuel 17

The Chosen One

Included below are Week 1 details to cover with your group, like the group agreement, volunteer schedules, and overview of how groups work to help new people get acquainted with group. The notes also include the sermon discussion questions for this week.

2018.09.16 - Drew Karschner - "The Chosen One" Part 1 of 6 of the The Chosen One Series David is one of the greatest heroes of the Bible. He was given the title “a man after God’s own heart.” But that doesn’t mean he didn’t face trials, deal with struggles, and make poor choices. All through his journey we find portraits of people who chose him, encouraged him, tried to kill him, and ultimately pushed him to God’s purpose for his life. 1 Samuel 16