Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

1 Samuel

Handling The Things Of God

1 SAMUEL 5:6–12 – The hand of the Lord was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory. And when the men of Ashdod saw how things were, they said, “The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for his hand is hard against us and against…

Uplifting The Downcast

1 SAMUEL 23:15-18 – David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. And Jonathan, Saul’s son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall…

Strengthened By The Lord

1 SAMUEL 30:1–6 – Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and…

The Ways We Fight The Lord’s Battle

1 SAMUEL 17:47b – For the battle is the LORD’s . . . THEME OF THE DAY. THE WAYS WE FIGHT THE LORD’S BATTLE. Christians are a warring people. Not in a literal sense of “going to battle against people” with hatred, malicious attacks of the tongue, or any other combative attitudes or speech. We are a warring people against unseen, but…

The Necessity Of Spiritual Relationships

1 SAMUEL 14:52 – There was hard fighting against the Philistines all the days of Saul. And when Saul saw any strong man, or any valiant man, he attached him to himself. THEME OF THE DAY. THE NECESSITY OF SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIPS. It may seem strange to find an Old Testament book offering a clear and precise “blueprint” on successful Christian living. And…

A Very Sad Silence

1 SAMUEL 14:36-37 – Then Saul said, “Let us go down after the Philistines by night and plunder them until the morning light; let us not leave a man of them.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good to you.” But the priest said, “Let us draw near to God here.” And Saul inquired of God, “Shall I go down after the…