GotMercy Weekly Sermons from Mike Nelson of Mercy Vineyard Church in Raleigh, North Carolina

June 17, 2018  

Mercy Vineyard Church
June 17th, 2018.

2nd Samuel 9. David is called a man after God's own heart for many reasons ... today we see David showing the MERCY of God to a crippled man, who has no future, and is full of shame living in the "Land of Nothing".

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June 10, 2018  

Mercy Vineyard Church.
1st Samuel 28.

King Saul is at the end of his rope.  The Philistines are preparing to attack and God has stopped speaking to Saul.  So Saul turns to a " medium " in order to attempt to contact the dead prophet Samuel.  This fearful, rebellious choice will lead to the death of Saul.

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Mercy Vineyard Church
Guest Speaker Pastor Todd Oakley
1st Samuel 24

David was on the road to becoming king until he lost his job and wife and became a fugitive. In this passage, he is hiding in a cave from Saul and his 3000 men. When he had the opportunity to kill Saul and seize the kingdom, he resisted that temptation and waited patiently for God to fulfill His promises. We all face setbacks and disappointments and can learn from David how to handle them as God wants.

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May 27, 2018  

Mercy Vineyard Church, May 27, 2018
Guest Speaker:  Josh Pavel, Vineyard Church of Holly Springs
Series:  King David, A Man After God's Own Heart

Today, Pastor Josh looks at one of the defining characteristics of King David . . . his relentless pursuit of God in all seasons of life.  Josh will be speaking out of 1st Samuel 23.  David, on a regular basis, "inquired of the Lord".  He inquired in times of blessing.  He inquired in times of testing and pressure.  He inquired of the Lord for direction, wisdom, and specific guidance.  And the Lord answered David as He will answer us should we cultivate the habit of inquiring after His will.

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May 20, 2018  

Mercy Vineyard Church, May 20, 2018
The Descent of King Saul into Darkness

1st Samuel 18:6-19   King Saul, day by day, choice by choice, compromise by compromise descends into darkness.  Fueled by jealousy, anger and fear, Saul opens himself up to an evil spirit and its torment.   God places Saul and David side by side to contrast two spiritual paths that each one of us faces.  Both Saul and David were called by God to be king, both were very humble in their early years, both received the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit, and both knew that obedience to God was key.  But in contrast to David, Saul did not submit his sinful emotions to the Lord and it led him into a dark place.

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Mercy Vineyard Church, May 13, 2018

We wish mothers a blessed mother's day today!  In John 2:1-12 we see Jesus' mother, Mary, and learn several vital characteristics of motherhood as we seek to raise and influence our children to " grow in wisdom and stature, and favor with God and other people. "   (Luke 2:52)

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Mercy Vineyard Church, May 6, 2018
1st Samuel 18, David and Jonathan

God promised in 2nd Chronicles 16:9 that if He found a person whose heart was devoted to Him, He would strengthen that person. King David was such a man and one way God strengthened him was by giving David a very rare friendship.  The Lord "knit" their souls together when David needed a friend the most.

In this day and age when studies in America show that loneliness is at an all time epidemic high, this special God centered friendship offers us great encouragement and practical direction on how to be a true friend.

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April 29, 2018  

Mercy Vineyard Church, April 29, 2018
1st Samuel 17, David and Goliath

We all must face a giant, sometimes many giants, in our lifetime.  These giants are often life-threatening and aim to destroy our life with God.   But today we will learn that it's not the size of the giant that determines our fate, it's the level of confidence with have in God!   In David we see another reason why he was called a man after God's own heart -- he believed what God told him.  David had great confidence in the faithfulness and power of God to defeat his giants.

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April 22, 2018  

Mercy Vineyard Church, May 22, 2018
1st Samuel 16.  Sensitizing Your Ear and Heart to Better Hear God's Voice.

The prophet Samuel heard God's voice so well and so clearly. He provides a model for us to grow in this ability ...

1. Pay attention to God speaking to you in the midst of your fears
2. Obey what God tells you to do if you desire to hear more clearly
3. Keep a running dialog with God throughout your day with one ear devoted to listening to the Lord

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April 8, 2018  

Mercy Vineyard Church. April 8, 2018

In 1st Samuel 13:14 God calls David a man after his own heart. What does that possibly mean in light of David's many failures and sins including adultery and even murder?!  This is an introductory message to a new stimulating series!

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