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Why does the bible give King David the great accolade of being 'a man after God's own heart'? We consider three times in David's life that reveal what God's heart is like - and how David's actions and attitudes beautifully reflect a heart of compassion and kindness.

Part 1: A Man after God's Own Heart

by David Fowler June 15, 2014 6:30pm

1 Samuel 13: 14

God is in control. He is not swayed. The small picture world in our family or work circumstances can feel overwhelming. We need to look at the big picture, the picture in which we can see God is in control. This is not something that will ever change. To be a man after God's own heart is to have humility - the willingness to repent when you get things wrong.

Part 2: Character & Conflict

by Mike Hall June 22, 2014 6:30pm

1 Samuel 24

How do we handle confrontation? How do we handle people that we don't get on with and who see things very differently? What do we do when we feel bitter, wounded, when we just want to get even? There is a world out there looking at the church and to how we handle our relationships. How we get on with each other, or how we don't. Worth a moments thought isn't it.

Part 3: The God of the Underdog

by David Fowler June 29, 2014 6:30pm

2 Samuel 9

"God sought me out until he found me". We often find it easy to say this about others but much more difficult to say it about ourselves but actually it is just as true in our own lives. God makes a promise to us, that if we repent, if we say sorry, he'll turn us from sinner to sinless, forgiven. We can be thankful that God is the God of the Underdog. That means he is the God of you and I. He loves us, he gives dignity to us. God is seeking to lavish his kindness on us.