Passage: 1Samuel 30

Speaker: Mitch Kim

Series: We Are Wellspring

At Wellspring, are we consumers or servants? Consumers focus on satisfying their own needs; servants meet the needs of others. At Wellspring we have stepped obediently into a difficult mission in merging two churches, and consequently we have discovered that community is hard. This should not be surprising; both growth and diversity make community difficult. If we are consumers, then we will not surmount the hurdles to community before us; the work will be too exhausting or troubling, and we will give up. However only when we are servants shall we work through the difficulties of diversity and step into the consequent opportunities that God opens before us. We are servants; we must rule with the heart of a servant and serve with the heart of a king. This Sunday we will look at how David lived this in 1 Samuel 30:1–31.