Richmond Community Church

Richmond Community Church

2021-06-06: The Life of David — David and Jonathan’s Friendship

June 06, 2021

Sermon Audio: David and Jonathan's Friendship
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Samuel 18:1-5
Duration: 21:43
Size: 14.9 MB

The Life of David
David and Jonathan's Friendship
I Samuel 18:1-5

In other words, how many of your online friends would help if you were in trouble?

I. Love Is Expressed in Attitudes
A. Love Is Strong
Some time prior to the battle between Goliath and David, Jonathan and his armor-bearer went to a Philistine garrison and killed twenty Philistine

It seems to me that Jonathan's love for David was strong because Jonathan saw in David what he himself had: a love for God and for the people of God.

B. Love Is Selfless
And because he trusted fully in the Lord, he was freed from the trappings of self and selfishness.

II. Love Is Expressed in Actions
A. Love Is Covenantal
A covenantal love between friends is committed, dedicated, and loyal.

B. Love Is Giving
The robe that Jonathan gave to David was not just any robe. It was his royal robe.

Jonathan quickly understood, as no-one else at the time did, that God had anointed David to be the next king over Israel.