Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church


“I have found My servant David” Psalm 89:19-29;  1 Samuel 15-16; 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17

“I have found My servant David” Psalm 89:19-29;  1 Samuel 15-16; 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17


1. Era of Moses

a) Deliverance from Egypt

b) Wilderness Journey

c) Leadership:

i) Instruction

ii) Intercession

iii) Inspiration

2. Era of Joshua

a) Conquest of Canaan

b) Settling in the land

c) Leadership:

i) Facing Challenges

ii) Finding Courage

iii) Faith in God’s Word

“Not one thing has failed of all the good things

Which the LORD your God spoke concerning you.

All have come to pass for you;

Not one word of them has failed” Joshua 23:14

3. Era of the Judges

a) Deep spiritual darkness

b) Deliverance through Special Judges raised

c) Leadership in summary:

“Everyone did what was right in his own eyes”  Judges 21:25



1. Saul, the first king of Israel

a) Saul was given every chance to succeed as king

i) He was instructed by Samuel

ii) He was given 2 special experiences of the Holy Spirit

iii) He was like the prophets, able to prophesy 1 Samuel 10, 19

b) But Saul chose the wrong path

i) He chose disobedience/ rebellion 1 Samuel 15:22

ii) He rejected the Word given to him 1 Samuel 15:23

iii) God rejected him from being king 1 Samuel 15:23

c) The Dynasty of Saul

i) He did not establish a dynasty

ii) He and his three sons died in battle 1 Samuel 31:8

iii) The Philistines beheaded him 1 Samuel 31:8-10

2. David was found to replace King Saul

a) Sought

“The LORD has sought for Himself

A man after His own heart” 1 Samuel 13:14

b) Provided

“I have provided Myself a king” 1 Samuel 16:1

c) To Anoint

“You shall anoint for Me the one

I name to you” 1 Samuel 16:3

d) Arise, Anoint

“Arise, anoint him; for this is the one” 1 Samuel 16:12



1. God’s Word to Samuel

a) Samuel was God’s “holy one” Psalm 89:19a

b) Instructions to Samuel 1 Samuel 13-16

2. Features of what God said to Samuel

These were promises God would give to David to ensure success

a) Help

“I have given help to one who is mighty” Psalm 89:19b

b) Chosen

“I have exalted one chosen from the people” Psalm 89:19b

c) Anointed

“I have found My servant David;

With My holy oil I have anointed him” Psalm 89:20

d) Established

“With whom My hand shall be established” Psalm 89:21a

e) Strength

“Also My arm shall strengthen him” Psalm 89:21b

f) Protection from Enemies

“The enemy shall not outwit him” Psalm 89:22a

g) Faithfulness and Mercy

“But My faithfulness and My mercy

Shall be with him” Psalm 89:24



1. Success depends on:

a) God’s Presence

b) His Promises

c) His Power

d) His Plan understood

2. Success also depends on:

a) Appropriate Response

b) Application of faith

c) Actual life activities