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1 Samuel 9 - AMP

2 Kish had a son named Saul, a choice young man and handsome; among all the Israelites there was not a man more handsome than he. He was a head taller than any of the people. 3 The donkeys of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. Kish said to Saul, Take a servant with you and go, look for the donkeys. 4 And they passed through the hill country of Ephraim and the land of Shalishah, but did not find them. Then they went through the land of Shaalim and the land of Benjamin, but did not find them. 5 And when they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant, Come, let us return, lest my father stop worrying about the donkeys and become concerned about us. 6 The servant said to him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, a man held in honor; all that he says surely comes true. Now let us go there. Perhaps he can show us where we should go. 7 Then Saul said to his servant, But if we go, what shall we bring the man? The bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no gift for the man of God. What have we? 8 The servant replied, I have here a quarter of a shekel of silver. I will give that to the man of God to tell us our way-- 9 (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he said, Come, let us go to the seer, for he that is now called a prophet was formerly called a seer.) 10 Saul said to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went to the city where the man of God was. 11 As they went up the hill to the city, they met young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here? 12 They answered, He is; behold, he is just beyond you. Hurry, for he came today to the city because the people have a sacrifice today on the high place. 13 As you enter the city, you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people will not eat until he comes to ask the blessing on the sacrifice. Afterward, those who are invited eat. So go on up, for about now you will find him. 14 So they went up to the city, and as they were entering, behold, Samuel came toward them, going up to the high place. 15 Now a day before Saul came, the Lord had revealed to Samuel in his ear, 16 Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be leader over My people Israel; and he shall save them out of the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked upon the distress of My people, because their cry has come to Me. 17 When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, There is the man of whom I told you. He shall have authority over My people. 18 Then Saul came near to Samuel in the gate and said, Tell me where is the seer's house? 19 Samuel answered Saul, I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today, and tomorrow I will let you go and will tell you all that is on your mind. 20 As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not be thinking about them, for they are found. And for whom are all the desirable things of Israel? Are they not for you and for all your father's house? 21 And Saul said, Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? And is not my family the least of all the families of the clans of Benjamin? Why then do you speak this way to me? 22 Then Samuel took Saul and his servant and brought them into the guest room and had them sit in the chief place among the persons--about thirty of them--who were invited. 23 And Samuel said to the cook, Bring the portion which I gave you, of which I said to you, Set it aside. 24 And the cook lifted high the shoulder and what was on it and set it before Saul. said, See what was reserved for you. Eat, for until the hour appointed it was kept for you, ever since I invited the people. So Saul ate that day with Samuel. 25 When they had come down from the high place into the city, Samuel conversed with Saul on the top of the house. 26 They arose early and about dawn Samuel called Saul on the top of the house, saying, Get up, that I may send you on your way. Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out on the street. 27 And as they were going down to the outskirts of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us--and he passed on--but you stand still, first, that I may cause you to hear the word of God.



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God Uses The Nobodies To Become Somebody
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Oct, 2016
Summary: God uses the nobodies, the smallest and the least in this world who are willing to sacrifice their lives in order to promote them.
Series: 1 Samuel
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-27
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 3,734
Christian Cheong avatar
Things We Learn About God
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jan, 2016
Summary: God gives us the freedom to obey or disobey Him. When we choose our way, God does not abandon us. God directs the steps of those who delight in Him.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:15-17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 678
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
Come Out of a Place Called Lodebar
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: A Place Called Lodebar
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-13
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 2,850
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
The ALTAR a place of PREPARATION
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Religious duties often find us prepared for the outter altar more than the inner altar. The is a place to prepare our hearts to know God.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:6-10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 335
Paul Clemente avatar
Have a Biblical Worldview
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Nov, 2014
Summary: God allows things to happen but He always has a purpose.
Series: 1 Samuel
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-27
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 530
patricia Tuaweri avatar
YOUR SET BACK MAY BE A SET UP
Shared by: patricia Tuaweri on Feb, 2014
Summary: What we sometimes consider or call challenges may be God's way of moving us away from our present predicament to a higher place
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-25:27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,069
James Lowe avatar
Chasing Donkeys
Shared by: James Lowe on Feb, 2013
Summary: A sermon to the church concerning seeking God's direction instead of our own.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 7,046
Adeniyi Abiodun avatar
From glory to glory
Shared by: Adeniyi Abiodun on Sep, 2011
Summary: God can use your present circumstances to get you to your destiny
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 11,646
Kevin Taylor avatar
Chasing Destiny
Shared by: Kevin Taylor on Sep, 2011
Summary: Saul thought he was just chasing donkeys. What he was about to discover was his real destiny.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:2-20
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 4,635
Rick Boyne avatar
God Directs Your Path
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Mar, 2011
Summary: God is in control.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,415
Rick Boyne avatar
Set Aside for Service
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Mar, 2011
Summary: We have been set aside for service by the Holy Spirit.
Steve Hess avatar
The Stuff
Shared by: Steve Hess on Nov, 2010
Summary: No matter what life brings, you can rise above the stuff.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-10:23
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 3,073
Mark Haines avatar
Eating at the King's Table
Shared by: Mark Haines on Jan, 2010
Summary: Many of us willingly choose to live in spiritual, emotional, and physical poverty, but we are heirs to a great covenant between God and Abraham.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-13
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 6,384
Shawn Drake avatar
G.P.S.
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Jul, 2009
Summary: This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Pot Holes". God plugs in the information, will you follow?
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-10:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,963
Larry Wolfe avatar
The List
Shared by: Larry Wolfe on Jul, 2009
Summary: A look at how the devil chooses his targets
Joe Hayes avatar
Jesus Said pt4 Don't Worry. Drop the Donkey
Shared by: Joe Hayes on May, 2009
Summary: Dealing with the Donkeys that worry us. You can also listen to this sermon at www.preaching.co.nr
Series: Jesus Said
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-28
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,114
Philip Harrelson avatar
The Great Donkey Chase Caper
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Nov, 2008
Summary: When God sends us on a donkey chase, sovereignty prevails.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,563
Dean Rhine avatar
Confidence
Shared by: Dean Rhine on May, 2008
Summary: A look at King Saul
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-16:7
Views: 698
Mark Hiehle avatar
Following God's Call
Shared by: Mark Hiehle on Feb, 2008
Summary: When God calls someone to a task or area, how does He do it? This sermon uses the example of the calling of Saul as to the principals that relate to everyone.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-10:7
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,556
Mark Hiehle avatar
Following the Call of God
Shared by: Mark Hiehle on Feb, 2008
Summary: Are you following the Call of God in your life? Are you realizing the potential of the purpose for which you were created? Are you following the Call of God in your life? Are you realizing the potential of the purpose for which you were created?
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-10:7
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 3,956
Victor Yap avatar
You Cannot Win Them All
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Saul, Pt. 1
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:15-10:27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 665
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
Thou shalt be turned into another manPt 2
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Oct, 2007
Summary: The Holy Ghost will so transform your life that you will be in fact (Another Man)
Series: Another Man
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:27-10:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,155
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
Thou shalt be turned into another man
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Sep, 2007
Summary: There is an operation of the Spirit of God upon your life that can so transform your life, that you will not be the same man, or the same woman.
based on 41 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-10:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 10,242
Ken Harris avatar
"LOST 2"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Mar, 2006
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that just as the DONKEYS were LOST - SAUL was "LOST 2".
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:3-6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,178
Gene Gregory avatar
Missed Opportunities
Shared by: Gene Gregory on Jan, 2005
Summary: A Call to evangelism
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:16-10:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,449
Victor Yap avatar
You Cannot Win Them All
Shared by: Victor Yap on Oct, 2003
Summary: Saul, Pt. 1
Series: "Saul"
based on 42 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:15-10:27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 10,643
Kirk DeVine avatar
How To Handle Haters
Shared by: Kirk DeVine on Mar, 2003
Summary: This message deals with how to handle those that are jealous and envyous of what God is doing in our lives and how to deal with those people in a Godly way so
based on 257 ratings
Views: 28,225
Chris Appleby avatar
Saul for King!
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2003
Summary: Saul is chosen to be King but noone knows. God works in secret and he works through the indwelling of his Holy Spirit to change Saul so he can be King.
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 7,033
Rick Thiessen avatar
Patience
Shared by: Rick Thiessen on Jan, 2003
Summary: Learning the character trait of patience through two Bible characters, one who got it, one who didn’t
based on 148 ratings
Views: 9,278