A Man After God’s Heart (1 Samuel 16:1-13)

1 Samuel 16 marks a turning point in the biggest story of the Bible. Israel had demanded to have a king like all the other nations had, and God had given them just what they asked for. Saul turned out to be just like the kings of all the nations. He had no concern for Yahweh and disobeyed him three times—not only sinning against him, but also his prophet and his people. Saul had failed to submit to and reflect God’s rule in Israel. As a result, God had rejected him as king. But this would not be the end of the story, since we also read that Yahweh would seek out a man after his own heart to be prince over his people.

In this sermon, pastor Matt reminds us of the good news that God has chosen for himself a king to shepherd his people. From the little town of Bethlehem has come a ruler in Israel and Savior for the world, a man after God’s own heart, whose kingdom is forever