> Matty works jointly for Ivy, leading our Sharston congregation, and for > the Message
> Our church has desperate people visiting;
> Hurt or a hurter
> What will they find? Raised eyebrows or open hands?
> David was a desperate man, a wanted man.
> Sleeping with one eye open
> On the run from Saul
> 6 times he tried to kill him…
> But where does he go?
> He goes to church
> For sanctuary.
> To Ahimilech – the priest
> 1 Sam 21
> Desperate David resorts to lying for self protection
> (Vs 2)
> He wants food!
> But all the priest has is ‘holy bread’ – only the priest should eat it. > Dilemma.
> Should he keep the law and ignore the need?
> David reassures him, with more of the desperate lies desperate people tell.
> The priest decided that a higher call than the law was an empty stomach >
> David lies over and over here in his desperation.
> Eugene Peterson says a sanctuary should have bread for me to eat and a weapon for my fight. >
> John 6:35 – Jesus is bread.
> Heb 4:12 – the word of God is our sword
> That’s why the church is here!
> People’s lives are messy. They sometimes enter scared and fugitives. > The desperate fugitive in the pew next to you could be a former giant > killer or a future king.
> Matt 12:3-5 Jesus referred to this passage specifically
> The question is how many desperate people is how we feed
> David stumbled
> But he stumbled into the right place.
> Peter must have struggled after his denials of Jesus – he’d run away > and messed up
> Jesus turned up John 20:19&22
> Peace be with you – bread
> Receive the Holy Spirit – sword