Category: I Samuel

My Kingdom? or God’s Kingdom?
October 25th, 2015

I Samuel 18:1-4 I’m reading a book titled, Summer of ‘49 by David Halberstam. It talks about the competition between two baseball teams in 1949: the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. You don’t need to know anything about the game of baseball to understand what I want to tell you, so relax. […]

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Boldly Approaching while Desperately Clinging
November 9th, 2008

I Samuel 15:11, 35 If you are laying on the operating table with local anesthesia, here are four things you do not want to hear the doctor say. Better save that. We’ll need it for the autopsy. I wish I hadn’t forgotten my glasses. Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that? […]

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The Devil Seeks a Foothold
November 2nd, 2008

I Samuel 18 It is quite painful for me to read the story of Saul. He was a reluctant king, was dragged into the position against his will, but then with God’s inspiration he became successful. He did what a king was supposed to do. He began by defeating Nahash the Ammonite. He went on […]

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The Reluctant King
October 19th, 2008

I Samuel 10:17-11:15 If you are looking for someone to run a marathon, you probably do not go door-to-door trying to find out-of-shape people laying in front of the TV watching movies or playing video games. If you are trying to find someone to help you with your accounting, you probably do not look for […]

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Finishing Well
October 12th, 2008

I Samuel 9, 28 In our study of I Samuel we come this morning to the introduction of Saul, Israel’s first king. He was an impressive first choice. If Hollywood had come to Israel in the time of Samuel to make a film about a king, they would have been so excited to have found […]

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