Sermons

The weekly Groves podcast is available here. Paul and Sunia Gibbs are the primary communicators, and often do team teaching.

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1 Samuel 29

Like a bad 90s pop song, David continually falls (and fails at living in any way close to perfection), but he gets back up again. He's flawed but still chosen by God. And the good news is: so are we! Live your life accordingly. The Bible tells us how.

Editors note: We're sorry about the audio quality this week, but if you listen hard you'll hear a really remarkable teaching.

1 Samuel 28

Just what it says on the tin, we keep rolling through 1 Samuel picking up in chapter 28 this week.

1 Samuel 26

Do we trust that God is aware of all the injustices to us? And can we trust him to make things right? These are the questions David wrestles with, as he's faced with an epic opportunity to take down Saul once and for all.

1 Samuel 25

Sunia comments on her recent viewing of Lost (no spoilers!), David's hangry and we hear about foolishness while discovering the true hero, all in 1 Samuel 25.

1 Samuel 24

Jamie Cederberg talks through 1 Samuel 24, glamping when nature calls, and we discover the need to find a path between rebellion and pride to honor the gifts that God has placed in our lives.

1 Samuel 23

Place your faith in God not in what looks like a desperate situation. Not whimsy, just trust.

1 Samuel 22

As Saul's heart hardens in fear and anger toward God, he takes murderous actions to hold onto his power. Saul's downfall is closer to our own lives than we might think, as Jesus points out that it starts with the heart. #thestruggleisreal

The good news is that God's called you to a David life, not a Saul life. He ends the strife and violence of war in our own hearts. And freedom grows by serving others in love.

1 Samuel 21

On a very special Sunday at The Groves Paul discusses Chapter 19 of 1 Samuel

1 Samuel 20

Sunia and Paul acknowledge National Friendship Day and dive into the twentieth chapter of 1 Samuel

1 Samuel 19

Trust, community and support as ways to find balance in the highs and lows of life are highlighted as we learn hear about Saul’s attempts on David’s life and his relationship with Jonathon in 1 Samuel 19.

1 Samuel 18

Paul & Sunia return to talk about competition, love and friendship as we learn from 1 Samuel 18.

Investment

Jamie and Erik tell their story about getting involved and finding that personal investment turns into personal reward and we hear from members of the community that invested in campers at Royal Family Kids' Camp.

Editor's note: The audio is a little rough for the first half, sorry about that!

Sam’s Story

This is what you need to know about Sam, as she embraces courage, being known and knowing others. Luke 8.

1 Samuel 17

David versus Goliath, weighing the odds and acknowledging the complexity of other people (in hopes of avoiding judging them in the moment).

1 Samuel 16

The expansive nature of God's kingdom, a lesson taught in the changing of the guard and finding the fruit of the spirit revealed in response to tragedy.

1 Samuel 15

Panic, judgement and mercy.

Editor's note: We lost a few minutes in the beginning of Paul's talk but trust that he greeted you and explained that we're diving into the text.

1 Samuel 14

We look at 1 Samuel 14: Saul, his son Johnathon and the guy carrying his armor.

1 Samuel 13

Aging, picking fights, and learning the difference between listening and hearing.