Posts by : David Birch

Dec 2, 2020

Like a Breakthrough of Water

1 Chronicles 14:8-17 (NKJV)  8Now when the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went out against them.   9Then the Philistines went and made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim.   10And David inquired of God, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” The Lord said to him, “Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.”  11So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim.   12And when they left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.  13Then the Philistines once again made a raid on the valley.   14Therefore David inquired again of God, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees.   15And it shall be, when you hear a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.”   16So David did as God commanded him, and they drove back the army of the Philistines from Gibeon as far as Gezer.   17Then the fame of David went out into all lands, and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.  When do I need a breakthrough?  When I want to move ahead  But I face a barrier  How do I get prepared for my breakthrough?  Admit that I need a breakthrough  Ask:Am I experiencing resistance?  Am I experiencing reluctance?  Do I need redirection?  Decide where I need a breakthrough  […]

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Dec 1, 2020

Called to be an Heir

SERIES:  Called! SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2 – 8, 2020 AIM:  After participating in this lesson, […]

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Nov 29, 2020

An Unexpected Obstacle to Change

Luke 15:13-32 (NLT) 13   “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant […]

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Nov 25, 2020

Ingratitude and a National Crisis of Imagination

Numbers 13:1-3, 25-33 (NIV) 1     The Lord said to Moses, 2     “Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, […]

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Nov 23, 2020

Called to Be a Vessel!

SERIES:  Called! SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25–DECEMBER 1, 2020 AIM:  REVIEW the powerful familiar story in […]

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Nov 21, 2020

It’s Time to Rebalance

3 John 1:2 (NKJV) Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as […]

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Nov 18, 2020

What to Remember When You have the Bible on Your Side

Luke 13:10-17 NLT 10   One Sabbath day as Jesus was teaching in a synagogue, 11   he saw a woman who […]

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Nov 17, 2020

Called to Believe!

SERIES:  Called! SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-24, 2020 AIM: CONSIDER the story of God’s miraculous gift […]

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