Lessons From 1st Samuel 1

Allen WebsterAudio

The name “Samuel” means “Asked of God.” Hannah had prayed to God for a child and He answered her prayer. He did so through providence and natural law not by a miracle. Hannah and her husband Elkanah also exemplify the value of cooperation between spouses. We can also learn from this chapter that a promise made should be a promise … Read More

Intro to 1 Samuel

Allen WebsterAudio

God spoke to His people through prophets throughout the Old Testament. Samuel teaches us the value and power of prayer. Saul teaches us the tragedy of a poor ending. And David teaches us the value of a pure heart. Saul and David were anointed king over an earthly nation but Christ would later be anointed king over a spiritual kingdom. … Read More

1 Samuel 1:1-8

Allen WebsterAudio

We need to bear one another’s burdens not add to them. We must not return evil for evil. When we pray we need to make sure we’re at peace with God and with our neighbors. We need to pray without doubting. And we can learn important lessons from solemn occasions.

1 Samuel 14:6-52

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We must not bind what God has not bound or loose what He has not loosed. We have to be careful not to make foolish vows. We also have a responsibility to warn those who are in danger of losing their lives or losing their souls. Whenever a decision has a spiritual aspect which needs to be considered someone needs … Read More

1 Samuel 10:1-12:18

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The Gospel should convict us to be angry about sin. We do not want to go to the grave with something bothering our conscience so we need to work to live faithfully each day and correct our errors hastily.

1 Samuel 2:11-26

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We don’t need to trust in our riches but in the God who gives them. The only way to truly hold on to our children is to give them to God by training them to serve Him. We need to be very careful how we behave ourselves because our actions can be a major influence to bring people closer to … Read More

1 Samuel 21:7-22:23

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We can only be successful to the degree that we follow God’s will. We must always obey Him even when an earthly leader commands us to do something that would violate His will. And we need to obey Him even when others threaten to punish us for doing so.

1 Samuel 15:30-16:13

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We don’t just hurt ourselves and other people when we sin; we also hurt God. God always has a plan for when we go astray. And we need to focus on the heart not on external qualities.

1 Samuel 18:1-19:24

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We cannot allow jealousy to grow in our hearts. It will torment us. It will lead us to commit sin. And it can easily grow large enough to spread to the people around us.