November 3rd, 2013 -

Today's Sermon: - Harps or Headaches Mike Yancey

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Harps or Headaches
1Sa 16:13-23 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. (14)  But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. 
Two souls are thrust together in sharp contrast. Eventually both are sitting in the throne room. One is playing, coaxing beautiful strains of music from a harp to fill the room and calm the king. The other is brooding, tormented, and darkly scowls. It appears he has a headache, for he hurls a javelin at the musician. The recital abruptly finished, the harpist exits the room swiftly, doubtless disturbed, and not very anxious to return, even upon request.
Saul was rebellious king dethroned by God in power, position, popularity, and reason. Literally, he was tormented and terrified by God. As Cain, his punishment was “greater than he could bear.” His was a soul in sunset, with dark shadows lengthening, a coolness of death settling in his soul, and dark birds of every foul breed lighting  upon the trees in his heart, awaiting his final demise. In his death throes he struck out at the king-to-be. Full of jealousy and emptiness, he suffered from a spiritual migraine and could not stand music and light.

David, conversely, was a stark contrast to his king. His heart was full of song. Only the songbirds sang in his soul. His hand and harp composed music. (Not the blues!) His was a soul in sunrise. God spoke to him, the people loved him, his enemies fled from his countenance. He held no animosity for this man who regarded him as an enemy. He had no headache.

In heaven we are told the elders have harps in their hands and sing a new song. Heaven will be full of music and no headaches.

Jesus- the only way
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,”- 1 Tim 2:5. The call to salvation is given to all humanity. God desires that all men come to the light of Christ.  Jesus, the light of the world came that men may see the darkness of their mind and heart and come to the knowledge of Christ saving power. There is only one way to come to God and that is through Jesus Christ who was the supreme sacrifice for sin and uncleanness of man’s heart. The path to heaven and reconciliation to God is provided through Christ, no other provision is made. We all may travel a different path, but heaven’s portals are open only through Christ.

POT LUCK AFTER CHURCH
There will be church pot-luck after church this morning. All are welcome to come and joined us for food and fellowship.

SONG SELECTION- RED BOOK

384 Sunlight, Sunlight
178 O Happy Day
369 He’s Everything to Me