November 12, 2016 Sermon: A View from the Cave
A sermon by Elder James Malone from Plantation SDA Church on November 12, 2016.
The key text for the sermon will be: 1 Samuel 24:1-7
David Spares Saul’s Life 24 When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.” 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men in front of the Wildgoats’ Rocks. 3 And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where there was a cave, and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the innermost parts of the cave. 4 And the men of David said to him, “Here is the day of which the LORD said to you, ‘Behold, I will give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it shall seem good to you.’ ” Then David arose and stealthily cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. 5 And afterward David’s heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. 6 He said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the LORD’s anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the LORD’s anointed.” 7 So David persuaded his men with these words and did not permit them to attack Saul. And Saul rose up and left the cave and went on his way.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (1 Sa 24:1–7). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
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James Malone was born and raised on the beautiful island of Antigua. James grew up in the Church and was involved in ministry from an early age. He has been a part of Church leadership in various Churches over the past 27 years. He has served in several roles including Elder, Youth Leader, Sabbath School Teacher, Treasurer and Finance ministry leader. As a product of Christian Education, James is passionate work to preserve, improve and grow Church schools. He currently serves as a Board member of the local Church school, Sawgrass Adventist School and the Board of Education at the Florida Conference of SDA Churches.
James attended Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica and received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1996 from Northeastern University in Boston. James began his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant and currently works as financial professional in the investment management industry.
James is married to his beautiful wife LaToya and together they are raising three wonderful children. James loves to serve to see people grow in Jesus, connect with each other and become vibrant disciples of Jesus.