Leaders: How to See

Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 What do we look for when we are looking for leaders? The prophet Samuel goes looking for a king, but almost misses the youngest son and shepherd, David. Do we miss seeing the leadership gifts of young people? Of people who are already out “in the field” doing the work of … Read more

Leaders: A Problem of Kings

Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-20 The people of Israel petition the prophet Samuel for a king to lead them. They—and we—are invited to think about leadership as God would offer it to us compared to the ways of rulers and monarchs. Can we rest in the security of God’s care? Can we commit ourselves to the … Read more