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1 Samuel 15 - AMP

2 Thus says the Lord of hosts, I have considered and will punish what Amalek did to Israel, how he set himself against him in the way when came out of Egypt. 3 Now go and smite Amalek and utterly destroy all they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. 4 So Saul assembled the men and numbered them at Telaim--200,000 men on foot and 10,000 men of Judah. 5 And Saul came to the city of Amalek and laid wait in the valley. 6 Saul warned the Kenites, Go, depart, get down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them; for you showed kindness to all the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. 7 Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt. 8 And he took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, though he utterly destroyed all the rest of the people with the sword. 9 Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, oxen, fatlings, lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them; but all that was undesirable or worthless they destroyed utterly. 10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 11 I regret making Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not performed My commands. And Samuel was grieved and angry , and he cried to the Lord all night. 12 When Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, he was told, Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up for himself a monument or trophy and passed on and went down to Gilgal. 13 And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, Blessed are you of the Lord. I have performed what the Lord ordered. 14 And Samuel said, What then means this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? 15 Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen to sacrifice to the Lord your God, but the rest we have utterly destroyed. 16 Then Samuel said to Saul, Stop! I will tell you what the Lord said to me tonight. Saul said to him, Say on. 17 Samuel said, When you were small in your own sight, were you not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed you king over Israel? 18 And the Lord sent you on a mission and said, Go, utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites; and fight against them until they are consumed. 19 Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord, but swooped down upon the plunder and did evil in the Lord's sight? 20 Saul said to Samuel, Yes, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag king of Amalek and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 21 But the people took from the spoil sheep and oxen, the chief of the things to be utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal. 22 Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim (household good luck images). Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king. 24 And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 25 Now, I pray you, pardon my sin and go back with me, that I may worship the Lord. 26 And Samuel said to Saul, I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel. 27 And as Samuel turned to go away, Saul seized the skirt of Samuel's mantle, and it tore. 28 And Samuel said to him, The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day and has given it to a neighbor of yours who is better than you. 29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie or repent; for He is not a man, that He should repent. 30 Saul said, I have sinned; yet honor me now, I pray you, before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord your God. 31 So Samuel turned back after Saul, and Saul worshiped the Lord. 32 Then Samuel said, Bring here to me Agag king of the Amalekites. And Agag came to him cheerfully. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. 33 Samuel said, As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal. 34 Then Samuel went to Ramah, but Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death, though Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord repented that He had made Saul king over Israel.

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Derek Geldart avatar
Myths, What Repentance is Not
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Feb, 2017
Summary: While the world has many ways it promotes and calls repentance, God alone has decided how He wants us to repent.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 81
Robert Webb avatar
Living a life of Obedience
Shared by: Robert Webb on Sep, 2016
Summary: Many times we do God’s will so long as we see the sense of it and agree with it, yet we feel free to change it around a little to suit our lives ignoring His commands.
Christian Cheong avatar
The Disobedient Heart
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Mar, 2016
Summary: Avoid these pitfalls of disobedience - the temptation to rationalize it, to belittle it, to blame it, to give excuses for it, to please man rather than God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 855
Ronald Matandakufa avatar
When disappointed, Let it go!
Shared by: Ronald Matandakufa on Feb, 2016
Summary: Do not live in the past. Holding on to past disappointments will only stop you from progress meaninfully in life and will reduce your chances of seeing what God is doing in the present.
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 190
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Fall of Saul
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Fall of Saul
Ian Humphrey avatar
Saul's Fall
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Saul's Fall
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 140
Rev. Clarence Eisberg avatar
The Game of Thrones Begins
Shared by: Rev. Clarence Eisberg on Oct, 2015
Summary: Game of Thrones would well have been the title of I & II Kings in our Bible. Israel's desire to be ruled by a king was tainted by their worldly aspirations and would bring heavy, painful consequences until God’s true King arrived in Bethlehem.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:12
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 532
Madana Kumar, PhD avatar
Giving: God's Way: Biggest Myth about Giving
Shared by: Madana Kumar, PhD on Jun, 2015
Summary: Prosperity Gospel has degraded Christian Giving into a Barter system. Let us look at one of the biggest myths about giving. "
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jun, 2015
Summary: When left with no other recourse than to fight---fight to save yourself and fight to escape because God's battle is an on-going war.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:1-15:33
Denomination: Friends
Views: 290
Edward Hardee avatar
Getting Rid of the Agagite: Generational Curses
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Jun, 2015
Summary: A message about the importance of dealing with generational curses (things we pick up from family). Different angle.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-23
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 899
Steve Klein avatar
Stubbornness is as Iniquity and Idolatry
Shared by: Steve Klein on May, 2015
Summary: While no serious Christian would overtly condone idolatry, we do something just as bad by allowing stubbornness to rule our hearts or the hearts of others.
Paul Clemente avatar
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Mar, 2015
Summary: Since Christians are saved by grace, does it matter if we disobey?
Series: 1 Samuel
Paul Clemente avatar
How is our listening to God?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Mar, 2015
Summary: Are we serious about hearing God?
Series: 1 Samuel
Judith Hand avatar
In God's Eyes
Shared by: Judith Hand on Jan, 2015
Summary: God sees what we can become in His kingdom
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Story- Chapter 10
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Mar, 2014
Summary: The Story takes us to 1 Samuel chapters 1-15! The rise of Samuel and the fall of a leader.
Series: The Story
Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:1-15:8
Views: 1,411
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2014
Summary: Our society today acts like it prefers a wimpy, compromising deity, that will agree its sins are ok. But an honest appraisal of what we will respect and honor as God demands that God be exactly who the Bible portrays: the Holy & uncompromising God!
James R. Rice avatar
Confession of Sin
Shared by: James R. Rice on Feb, 2014
Summary: Confession of sin is an absolute necessity to restore fellowship between God and His children. However, many confess their sins, but receive no forgiveness. The message reveals different types of confessions.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 422
Perry Greene avatar
Test Your Hearing
Shared by: Perry Greene on Nov, 2013
Summary: It is important to "Hear" God clearly. Eli, Israel, and Saul did not. Samuel, the great judge and prophet did.
Damian Phillips avatar
Obedience, Not Sacrifice
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Oct, 2013
Summary: Saul disobeyed the Lord and expected Him to be pleased with his offering. God is more pleased by obedience. Many times we can disobey God and be blinded to our own sin. The purpose of this message is to help us become aware of disobedience.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,273
Jason Smith avatar
The WRONG Way: The Way That Seems Right
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: ALL THROUGH THE BIBLE ... THERE ARE STATEMENTS DESIGNED TO MAKE US AWARE OF POTENTIAL DANGER. One such warning is in Proverbs 14:12: "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death."
based on 2 ratings
Views: 2,750
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jul, 2013
Summary: How to loose all we have from the Lord.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 483
Gordon Curley avatar
Disobedience and Rejection
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Feb, 2013
Summary: The disobedience of King Saul and his rejection. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-35
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 624
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Spiritual Protection For The Battlefield
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Feb, 2013
Summary: We are engaged in a spiritual war. A serious battle. For the Christian, faith is not spelled "F-A-I-T-H" it is spelled "R-I-S-K." If something is not a risk, then it really does not require faith.
Martin Holland avatar
Be Obedient
Shared by: Martin Holland on Jan, 2013
Summary: The actions of Saul gives classic lesson on obedience by his disobedience.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:12-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 717
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Rebel without a Cause
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Oct, 2012
Summary: A sermon about the dangers of rebellion.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,226
Ron Geisler avatar
Man Up
Shared by: Ron Geisler on Aug, 2012
Summary: Message to encourage and motivate men to deeper discipleship.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-16:1
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,928
Craig Benner avatar
Noise behind the Worship
Shared by: Craig Benner on Jul, 2012
Summary: There is a cover up going on, but it won't last long. God already is in the know. It is just a matter of time. You need to deal with some issues and you need to do it now.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-31
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 764
Daren Mitchell avatar
Don't Ignore the Bible
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on May, 2012
Summary: "I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live."
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
We are to worship God
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on May, 2012
Summary: We must worship our God each and every day.
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Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 885