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Sermons on 1 Samuel

The Death Of Jesus

The death of Jesus! “The Cross of Christ” – John Stott. Why did Jesus die? View 1 – an example for us to follow. 1 Peter 2:21, “to this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his steps”. View 2 – Because of his love for us Romans 5:8, “but God demonstrated…

The Christ Must Suffer

1 Samuel 26 The background (chapter 21-25): Saul is growing increasingly crazy David is on the run, hides from Saul rather than fight him David has the chance to kill Saul and passes it up Saul goes hunting David in the mountains (vs 1–7). David’s chance to kill Saul Option 1: Kill Saul, take the throne. Option 2: Trust God to deliver…

The Mission Of The King

What does God think of our failure to heed his word if we have kept all the religious ceremonies? God’s clear command … wipe them off the face of the earth … A long and violent history Firstly – not the desire of a sinful power hungry human leader. Secondly- God’s perfect, just and righteous judgement. Saul’s rejection by God The camp…

The Search For A Saviour

Ultimate political campaign slogans –    “in your heart you know he is right” –    “in your guts you know he’s nuts”. –    “Peace and Prosperity,” “A king like all the other nations.” God chooses a leader 1 Sam 9:15 1 Sam 9:16 … anoint Saul as LEADER. … But the people want him to be King 1 Sam 10:24 The regulations of…

The Search For Security

Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 8:1-22 John 13:1-17 The Context… –    Eli and his sons, the Ark of the covenant –    The ‘downhill spiral’ of the Judges –    The danger of the Philistines Samuel leads Israel back to God –    Israel are (understandably) sick of being beaten up all the time –    Samuel is able to lead them back to faithfulness –    God…

The Problem Of The Presence Of God

Getting it wrong 1)    God’s own people – 1 Sam 4 2)    The Philistine Rulers 3)    The men at Beth Shemesh Who can stand in the presence of the LORD, this Holy God? 1 Sam 6:20 For us today 1)    God is not there for us to use. 2)    A warning for those who think God is defeated 3)     “Who can stand…

The God Who Humbles And Exalts

An introduction to Samuel Creation Adam and Eve – Fall – blessing lost, not fully realised Tower of Babel Abraham and God’s promise to him (approx 2000bc) Moses and the burning bush (approx 1450 BC) Judges (approx 1380 – 1050BC) Samuel – approx 1050BC What is happening immediately prior to 1 Samuel … Judges 21:25 “In those days Israel had no king;…