Donkey King Matt Rexford - 3/5/2023 1 Samuel 9-10:16 Audio Sermon Notes (PDF) Ask a Question SERMON SUMMARYIt’s time to meet our main character Saul. The most handsome in all the land, wealthy, tall…and searching for donkeys. This story winds through the land on a donkey hunt. Saul and his servant think they are out for an ordinary day, but God is sovereignly guiding him toward Samuel to be anointed king.SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 9-10:16SERMON SCREENSHOTS & KEY POINTSGod is sovereign over all things, so praise him for his providence.“Providence is the wonderful, strange, mysterious, unguessable way Yahweh has of ruling his world and sustaining his people, and his doing it, frequently, over, under, around, through, or in spite of the common stuff of our lives or even the bias of our wills.” - Dale Ralph DavisHeidelberg Catechism, Question 27: What is the providence of God?“The almighty and ever-present power of God, by which God upholds, as with his hand, heaven and earth and all creatures, and so rules them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and lean years, food and drink, health and sickness, prosperity and poverty – all things, in fact, come to us not by chance, but by his fatherly hand.” God is always working, so be patient with his plan. Heidelberg Catechism, Question 28: How does the knowledge of God’s creation and providence help us?“We can be patient when things go against us, thankful when things go well, and for the future, we can have good confidence in our faithful God and Father that nothing in creation will separate us from his love. For all creatures are so completely in God’s hand that without his will they can neither move nor be moved.”*We are a church located in Greenville, South Carolina. Our vision is to see God transform us into a community of grace passionately pursuing life and mission with Jesus.