Pastor Daniel Cassels, his wife Hannah, children Jack, Allie and dog Sammi are new to the Santa Maria area. Daniel grew up in Washington State and Hannah in Globe, Arizona. Though this seems like worlds apart they met while Daniel was serving at Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Las Vegas Nevada. They were married January 06, 2006 and have served God as a family ever since. While attending the The College at Southwestern (a part of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Fort Worth, Texas they felt a call to go into full time ministry on the west coast. This call brought them to the wonderful church of Life Way Fellowship in Santa Maria California in 2009. They love to serve God by serving people, fellowshiping, and sharing the Good News of Christ.
A study on the Life of David and Making Godly decisions
Make Your ways known to me, Lord; teach me Your paths. 5 Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long. Psalm 25:4-5
We are all on a journey, often finding ourselves standing at the convergence of truth and its imitation. These convergent moments have the power to alter our lives and impact God’s Kingdom for eternity. But, how do we decide in which direction to move? Studying the journey of David, students will be challenged to apply godly discernment by trusting God completely, recognize the difference between God’s truth and men’s advice, realize the impact of their decisions and surround themselves with people who reinforce the need for godly wisdom. Join us on the journey.
- Samuel anoints David – God chose David. 1 Samuel 16:1-3
– Point of ________________
David and Goliath
Students will learn that in order to have holy discernment
you must first have a relationship with God, through Christ. The relationship
is the foundation for David’s trust and reliance on the Lord.
1 Samuel 17:26-51 // Key Verse: Psalm 62:1-2
How do I define my relationship with the Lord? Where is
my trust found in decision making?
– Point of ___________
David and Saul
Students will be challenged to discern what is justifiable
and what is God’s truth. Students will learn how to make
lasting Christ-like decisions concerning what is right and what
1 Samuel 24: 1-15 // Key Verse: Psalm 111:10
How do I make choices based on God’s truth when
other choices seem justifiable?
– Point of ________________
David and Nathan
Students will see how David’s poor decision led
to God’s discipline which developed character. Students will be
reminded of the hope for reconciliation in spite of bad decisions.
2 Samuel 11:1-5, 14-15, 26; 12:1 – 10, 13-14, 20
Key Verse: Psalm 31:4-5
Do I have to carry this guilt around forever? Do
poor decisions keep me from reconciliation with God?
– Point of _______________
David and Jonathan
Students will discover the role of community
and the importance of accountability and mentorship in holy
discernment. Students will see this by looking at David’s
relationship with Jonathan and Nathan.
1 Samuel 18:1, 3-4; 19:1-7 (Reference back to 2
Samuel 12:1 – 7, 11-13, 20 from Day 3 for Nathan)
Key Verse: Psalm 133:1
How do the people in my life influence