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1 Samuel 10 - NIV

1 Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him, saying, “Has not the Lord anointed you ruler over his inheritance?[a]

2 When you leave me today, you will meet two men near Rachel’s tomb, at Zelzah on the border of Benjamin. They will say to you, ‘The donkeys you set out to look for have been found. And now your father has stopped thinking about them and is worried about you. He is asking, “What shall I do about my son?”?’

3 “Then you will go on from there until you reach the great tree of Tabor. Three men going up to worship God at Bethel will meet you there. One will be carrying three young goats, another three loaves of bread, and another a skin of wine.

4 They will greet you and offer you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from them.

5 “After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, timbrels, pipes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying.

6 The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.

7 Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you.

8 “Go down ahead of me to Gilgal. I will surely come down to you to sacrifice burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, but you must wait seven days until I come to you and tell you what you are to do.”

Saul Made King

9 As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.

10 When he and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he joined in their prophesying.

11 When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, “What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?”

12 A man who lived there answered, “And who is their father?” So it became a saying: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

13 After Saul stopped prophesying, he went to the high place.

14 Now Saul’s uncle asked him and his servant, “Where have you been?”
“Looking for the donkeys,” he said. “But when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.”

15 Saul’s uncle said, “Tell me what Samuel said to you.”

16 Saul replied, “He assured us that the donkeys had been found.” But he did not tell his uncle what Samuel had said about the kingship.

17 Samuel summoned the people of Israel to the Lord at Mizpah

18 and said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I brought Israel up out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the power of Egypt and all the kingdoms that oppressed you.’

19 But you have now rejected your God, who saves you out of all your disasters and calamities. And you have said, ‘No, appoint a king over us.’ So now present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes and clans.”

20 When Samuel had all Israel come forward by tribes, the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.

21 Then he brought forward the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, and Matri’s clan was taken. Finally Saul son of Kish was taken. But when they looked for him, he was not to be found.

22 So they inquired further of the Lord, “Has the man come here yet?”
And the Lord said, “Yes, he has hidden himself among the supplies.”

23 They ran and brought him out, and as he stood among the people he was a head taller than any of the others.

24 Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see the man the Lord has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people.”
Then the people shouted, “Long live the king!”

25 Samuel explained to the people the rights and duties of kingship. He wrote them down on a scroll and deposited it before the Lord. Then Samuel dismissed the people to go to their own homes.

26 Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched.

27 But some scoundrels said, “How can this fellow save us?” They despised him and brought him no gifts. But Saul kept silent.


a. 1 Samuel 10:1 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate over his people Israel? You will reign over the Lord’s people and save them from the power of their enemies round about. And this will be a sign to you that the Lord has anointed you ruler over his inheritance:

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Shared by: Larry Semore on Feb, 2017
Summary: Sometimes God does a work in us that no one sees at the time, but everyone will see the results later
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Corruption and God's People
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Dec, 2016
Summary: The kingship was given by God to Saul, but unfortunately he took the grace of God for granted and did all kinds of evil. He lived against the will and purpose of God. Finally ended up his life in disgrace, dishonor and shameful manner. He brought curse.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:17-24
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 16
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Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Oct, 2016
Summary: In order for us to be used by God, we must be anointed by the Holy Spirit for the work of service. Then, we will be abundantly blessed as we serve Him for the rest of our lives.
Series: 1 Samuel
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God Directs Our Lives
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Feb, 2016
Summary: God assures Saul in 3 areas of his concerns - the lost donkeys, his material needs, and his new challenge as king-to-be. God cares for our troubles, our needs and our ministry.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:1-8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 728
Paul Clemente avatar
Always Consider God
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Dec, 2014
Summary: We miss out on many blessings when we don't consider God's H E L P (His Holiness, Eternity, Love, and Power).
Series: 1 Samuel
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on Dec, 2014
Summary: What's the focus of our hearts?
Series: 1 Samuel
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Delight In the Lord
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Dec, 2014
Summary: God desires for us to work alongside Him to accomplish His glorious work on earth.
Series: 1 Samuel
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
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Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,708
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: The call of God is what makes all the difference in our lives. We don’t have to be on our death bed - or dying on a cross next to the Cross of Jesus - in order to hear His word of mercy.
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Shared by: David Wilson on Oct, 2013
Summary: Saul's reign will be marked with insecurity and fear. From the begining he was reluctant to rule God's people and his fear defined his reign.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,042
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Overcoming Obstacles
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you have enemies? Are you facing obstacles? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To acknowledge GOD in everything therefore winning any obstacles or hindrances over to GOD. IV. TEXT: 1 Samuel 7:3 (New Livi
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Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,047
Maurice McCarthy avatar
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Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Apr, 2012
Summary: 1 Sam 10:5 speaks of a garrison of the Philistines on the Hill of God. This is a message about strongholds of the enemy in the hearts of believers.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,127
Rick Boyne avatar
Hiding from God
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Mar, 2011
Summary: We must get out of the baggage and serve God with our whole heart.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:17-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,177
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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
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Shared by: Mario Fernando Morana on May, 2010
Summary: Un mensaje que nos ayuda a entender la importancia de la naturaleza espiritual que tenemos en Cristo
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Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:1-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,558
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Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Apr, 2010
Summary: The Holy Spirit fills, equips and transforms us for service.
Series: Holy Spirit
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,371
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A Cure For Heart Disease
Shared by: Matthew Sickling on Aug, 2009
Summary: This sermon examines the disease of sin and the necessity to receive a new heart from God.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,498
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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
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Shared by: Jim Drake on Nov, 2008
Summary: What are you placing your hope in? Are you placing your hope and trust in a person? This week we’re starting a series titled Election 2008. As America prepares to elect a new president in the next few days, what are you looking for?
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Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:17-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,019
Mark Elkins avatar
Shared by: Mark Elkins on Mar, 2008
Summary: What is keeping you from becoming the leader that God has called you to be? Allow him to call you out of your baggage and into His leadership.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:22-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,177
Aubery Moore avatar
The Possibilities are Limitless: When you Are Turned Over To God.
Shared by: Aubery Moore on Feb, 2008
Summary: Fifth in the series, which looks at the new year in the light of limitless possibilites as modeled by the election. In this sermon Saul is introduced and his emergence on the scene is a reflection of limitless possibilities.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,247
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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
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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
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Unusual Places God can take you!
Shared by: Tony Abram on Nov, 2007
Summary: THIS SERMON SUGGESTS THAT SOMETIMES GOD WILL LEAD US INTO PLACES THAT HE MAY GET THE GLORY. SOMETIMES GOD BRINGS US TO OUR PLACE OF TESTING. My wife and I have been in many unusual places ourselves as for the past 45 years we have traveled and ministered
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Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,671
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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
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Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:27-10:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,155
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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: 10,246
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Shared by: Ken Harris on Sep, 2007
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to tothers that just as the Donkeys were LOSt - SAUL WAS LOST 2".
Series: LOST 2
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 817
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Shared by: Rocky Alvarez on Jun, 2007
Summary: Este es un sermon para la Iglesia de Dios, que sirve el proposito de llevar a enfocar al pueblo de Dios hacia su proposito y destino trasado ya por Dios.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:6-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4,497
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God Requires Obedience
Shared by: Greg Johnson on Apr, 2007
Summary: God requires obedience. God is gracious in giving specific instructions through prayer and His Word. Exact execution of God’s instructions is of utmost importance.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:8
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