Part 1: The Reluctant Hero
David went from humble shepherd to national hero to great king. But he wasn’t great because of his reputation or military prowess. He was great because of where he’d learned to place his hope. We can learn to follow his example.
Part 2: Killer Giants
The way of God is least appealing when we are angry, isolated, or afraid. That’s when we consider things we would never otherwise consider. It’s when we feel compelled to do something... anything. But maybe there’s a better way.
Part 3: The Abigail Way
The way of God isn’t appealing when someone else has wronged us. Our natural urge is to try to get even. We want to wrong the people who wrong us as a way of getting payback. That seems just. It seems fair. But does it solve anything? maybe there’s a better way.
Part 4: The Great King
Few things are as repulsive as a leader, parent, boss, or politician who leverages influence for his or her benefit to the neglect of those he or she is responsible for. Few things are as inspiring as a leader who says no to himself or herself in order to say yes to those for whom he or she is responsible. So how can we lead well when authority is placed in our hands?
Part 5: When Dreams Can’t Come True
Plans are great. Reality is greater. Things don’t always go as planned. Some dreams don’t come true. Some dreams can’t come true. The two of you who live happily ever after. You aren’t going to walk your daughter down the aisle. It wasn’t the dream job after all. So what do you do when you discover your dream can’t come true?