Sermons on “1 Samuel”

Speak Lord, I’m Listening

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

This morning’s text is a call story. The call of the boy Samuel. It is the first in what will be a series of these call stories that we will hear in the next few weeks.

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Redefining Expectations

May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen

Before I get into the main focus of my sermon I felt like I had to address something. Rereading this story, for the purposes of this sermon I have to admit I was really turned off by the violence. I mean this isn’t your Sunday school version of David vs. Goliath. What bothers me when reading this type of violence in Scripture (of which there is quite a bit) is the violence is ordained by God.

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Disappointment, Transition, and Potential

May Grace and Peace be Yours in Abundance, in the Knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior Amen.

We begin the story of David in the middle of a much larger story. So let’s get some context here. The people of Israel are going through a huge transition. The books of Samuel function as a bridge between two major times in Israel’s history.

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