Astonished Waiting: The One About Alternatives

Sermon Question: How is contentment and satisfaction in life possible when our desire for alternatives is insatiable?

Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 17-18

Join us this morning at 11 am at Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Richmond, VA as we continue our sermon series “Astonished Waiting.”

“Dylann Roof’s sentiments seem to echo our passage this week when King Saul felt threatened by David exclaiming, “Now what more can he have but the Kingdom?” Saul’s words are laid bare in Dylann Roof’s actions and at times, in each of our hearts. When we covet imaginary permanence, a life of contentment and satisfaction is near impossible and may even lead to murder.”


Astonished Waiting (Cont.)

Join us at Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Richmond, VA this morning at 11 am as we continue our series:

1 and 2 Samuel: Astonished Waiting

  • June 7 – Astonished waiting is waiting that believes God will create new possibility
  • June 14 – How do we lean into new possibility when fear and indifference towards the unknown grip us?

“Belief that God is up to something, to new possibility, and anticipation for what that might be are important ways to lean into a full life. So why do we often choose to skip the build up? Why do we choose not to read the new story? Why do we choose not to wait for the big show when it is the tale about getting there, the anticipation, which makes it worth the telling?” – Tom Lynch