Cultivate spontaneous, prayerful preference for others
1Samuel 19-20 / Luke 1-2

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19:1-3 Saul now urged his servants and his son Jonathan to assassinate David. But Jonathan, because of his close friendship with David, told him what his father was planning. “Tomorrow morning,” he warned him, “you must find a hiding place out in the fields. I’ll ask my father to go out there with me, and I’ll talk to him about you. Then I’ll tell you everything I can find out.”


1:1-4 Most honorable Theophilus: Many people have written accounts about the events that took place among us. They used as their source material the reports circulating among us from the early disciples and other eyewitnesses of what God has done in fulfillment of his promises. Having carefully investigated all of these accounts from the beginning, I have decided to write a careful summary for you, to reassure you of the truth of all you were taught.

OT Flash Points

David, Saul, and Jonathon
Friendship and jealousy

NT Flash Points

John – Elijah – prepares the way for the Messiah
Telling the people how to find salvation through forgiveness of sins


Prayer: The Jesus Secret – prayer that ministers
Pentecost – 3 days of prayer and 10 minutes of ministry – we have it backward

Add love – preference
Cultivate spontaneous love
Neither natural or divine love will remain unless cultivated

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