Ouxano 77: Saul Reflects Our Sin & Jonathan Points to Jesus

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: In 1 Samuel 18, we begin to follow David’s career as a military man. Additionally, we see foreshadows of Jesus, as well as the path for David eventually becoming Israel’s king. Let’s begin right at verse 1:After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David. Now, in chapters 13 and 14 of 1 Samuel, we we … [Read more...]

Ouxano 73: 1 Samuel 17 – Private Battles Prepare Us For Giant Callings!

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: 1 Samuel 17 – the battle of David and Goliath – is an amazing chapter of the Bible! It’s actually, in many ways, a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ did on the cross to Satan. Remember that Jesus was despised and rejected, and no one thought that He was who He said He was: the Messiah, the Son of God, the Redeemer of the World. He died a bloody death on the cross, but by doing so, he absolutely cripple … [Read more...]

Ouxano 72: 1 Samuel part 19 – Today’s Goliath Sized Problems

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We are smack in the middle of 1 Samuel 17 – one of the most exciting chapters in all of the Old Testament: David and Goliath. We pick up the story in verse 24:24 As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright. 25 “Have you seen the giant?” the men asked. “He comes out each day to defy Israel. The king has offered a huge reward to anyone who kills him. He will give that … [Read more...]

Ouxano 71: 1 Samuel part 18 – (Re)Meet David!

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We are in the middle of 1 Samuel 17. We’re going through this looking at the picture of David as a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ: the man willing to stand in the middle, facing our biggest enemy – the one we could never face on our own. So, we pick up the story in verse 12:12 Now David was the son of a man named Jesse, an Ephrathite from Bethlehem in the land of Judah. Jesse was an old man at t … [Read more...]

Ouxano 70: 1 Samuel part 17 – Meet Goliath!

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[display_podcast]From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: 1 Samuel 17:1-11The Philistines now mustered their army for battle and camped between Socoh in Judah and Azekah at Ephes-dammim. 2 Saul countered by gathering his Israelite troops near the valley of Elah. 3 So the Philistines and Israelites faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley between them. Here. We. Go! Now, setting the stage a bit – God has rejected Saul as king of Israel. H … [Read more...]

Ouxano 69: 1 Samuel part 16 – David’s Path to Leadership

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: We’re in the middle of 1 Samuel 16 – where the story gets really good! We’ll start this week at verse 14:4 Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and the Lord sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear. Now, many scholars have said that God sent a demonic spirit upon Saul, but I don’t think this is the right explanation of this text. If you look at the original Hebrew … [Read more...]


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