The Story of David Through The Lens Of Addiction & Recovery

All 18 Sermons — Darrell preaches through the story of David from the unique and powerful perspective of a counselor and director of a recovery ministry for individuals trapped in […]

#1 A Matter Of The Heart

God rejects Saul and chooses David as the next king of Israel. I Samuel 13-16

#2 Killing Giants

The original story of the underdog. I Samuel 17

#3 You Can’t Destroy God’s Annointed

Saul plays his favorite party game: “Pin The Spear On David” but God’s protection frustrates Saul’s agenda. I Samuel 18-19

#4 Blood Brothers

God uses David and Jonathan’s powerful friendship to protect David and to draw Jonathan out of his denial. I Samuel 20

#5 Desperate Times, Desperate Measures, Mighty God

Saul plays his favorite party game: “Pin The Spear On David” but God’s protection frustrates Saul’s agenda. I Samuel 21-23

#6 Surviving Unsafe People – I

David’s first opportunity to kill Saul leads instead to a stunning act of vulnerability. I Samuel 24

#7 A Fool, A Codependent and a King

The story of Abigal may be one of the most misused and misunderstood stories of what it means for a woman to serve. I Samuel 25

#8 Surviving Unsafe People – II

In spite of the fact Saul says the right words, ‘I have sinned…’ David keeps his distance from Saul. Why? Because David knows Saul is not a man of his […]

#9 Hiding In strange Places

David learns many valuable truths as he flees from Saul and hides in rocks, holes and caves. I Samuel 27-30

#10 Scandal In High Places

God provides rumble strips, but not barricades: So often when we are heading down an ugly road, God puts warnings in our path. They are God’s way of saying, “Are […]

#11 You Are The Man!

Sin has serious consequences. God forgave David, but his son still died. God forgave David but the sword did not depart from his house. The same thing is true in […]

#12 Obsession, Compulsion & Revulsion

David’s Son, Amnon, rapes his sister Tamar yet from this devastating story we can learn amazing truths as we look at the story from David and Amnon’s perspective. II Samuel […]

#13 Beauty, Tragedy, Desolation . . . Hope!

We again look at the story of Amnon raping his sister Tamar only this time we look at it from Tamar’s perspective. Satan has very specific plans to destroy the […]

#14 The Downward Spiral of Avoidance

David is furious over Amnon’s rape of his sister but he does nothing. In the void of “nothing” and out of his own hurt and rejection, Absalom kills his brother, […]

#15 An Incomprehensible Retreat

David flees Jerusalem because he completely misunderstands what God is doing. II Samuel 14-15

#16 The Consequences of Agreements

David accepts the shame and lies heaped on him by Shimei and continues his downward spiral by listening to Satan’s lies. He is unable or unwilling to accept God’s forgiveness […]

#17 A God Who Never Gives Up On Me

Even in David’s exile, God’s demonstrates his love and commitment to his chosen one. II Samuel 16:15-17:29

#18 As Far As The East Is From The West

In spite of David’s sin, in spite of his mess, God restores him as king over Israel. II Samuel 18-24