Contributed on Sep 14, 2015
What kind of people are we?
We end our study of 1 Samuel this morning. Next week, Lord willing, we will start a series of messages from the Letter of James in the New Testament. Before we read the final chapter, let us remind ourselves of who the Israelites were, their enemy the Philistines, and Saul. God of course ...read more
Contributed on Aug 10, 2015
How do we end up with bad decisions and how are we to handle them?
A few weeks ago we noted a simple formula for life: Good Decisions = Good Results! Bad Decisions = Bad Results! Please open your Bibles to 1 Samuel 27…. Look briefly at v1-2 with me…. David made a decision! As we read the whole chapter and a few verses ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2015
as we truly worship, the Holy spirit will impact those present!
Can God’s Spirit really influence people? Our short passage today as we continue to study 1 Samuel relates to this topic of the influence of God’s Spirit. Please open your Bibles to 1 Samuel Chapter 19…. Before reading, let us remind ourselves of the main characters in the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 16, 2015
Do I truly consider Jesus Christ’s involvement before I take action with all areas of my life?
Last week, one of our main lessons was to consider God in everything. Let me ask this question, how involved is God in our lives today?? Can you give an example?? We are to consider God in everything because the Almighty Loving God is involved in our everything! In our passage today, we will ...read more
Contributed on Mar 17, 2015
what does God look at first when he looks at us?
We have been learning form a man named Saul, chosen by God to be king of Israel, but because of his arrogance and disobedience to God, Saul was rejected by God. Today, in preparation for our worship with water baptisms, we will note the difference on how man sees things in comparison to ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2014
What's the focus of our hearts?
Please open your Bibles to 1 Samuel …… We noted from the beginning of the Book that Samuel was prayed for by his mother Hannah. Samuel was dedicated to the Lord and the Lord called him to be a prophet. Later in the Book of 1 Samuel, we will be introduced to a godly man named David. But ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2015
How do we finish the battle?
We will finish today the story of David versus Goliath. We noted how to prepare for battle, having confidence in battle, and today we will note winning the battle! Let us note that you can be well prepared and have all the confidence in the world to do something, but as in the case of David to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2015
Since Christians are saved by grace, does it matter if we disobey?
We continue our study of 1 Samuel. We’re almost done; we’re halfway!! Hahahaha… maybe by Christmas we’ll be on Chapter 31. I really did not think it would take us this long; but I hope you have been learning a lot as I have been. And so, let us continue; this is our Creator ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2015
What does love in action look like?
Let us continue to worship God by listening to His very words to us. God has given and preserved for us the Bible through which He speaks to us directly or gives us examples of how to live. Everybody has a Bible? Also have your Bulletin handy which has the outline of the Message. Anyone needs a ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2014
God allows things to happen but He always has a purpose.
Let us remind ourselves what happened in 1 Samuel Chapter 8. The Israelites before the time of King David did not consult with God and they wanted a king. They expressed themselves personally that they wanted to be just like the other nations; they abandoned God and ignored their calling as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2015
Let us learn from the relationship of David and Jonathan
This morning we will look at a love story; nope, not about a man and woman but about 2 men. I don’t want you to answer, but what is going on in your mind right now? I got your attention didn’t I? Our sinful world sees the relationship of David and Jonathan as a romantic one. The ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2015
sooner or later, a person will pay the consequences of sinning against God!
Have you heard of the saying, “There are no atheists in foxholes!”? When people are facing death, there is a tendency to ask God for help! We will note this today in our passage. Early in our study of 1 Samuel, even though Israel were God’s Chosen People, they wanted a king ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2015
Do you know your true identity with God and are you living it or masking it?
Before we read our text this morning, let us be reminded that God revealed Himself through the Nation of Israel. Israel is God’s Chosen People! And we note in the Old Testament that the Philistines have been an enemy of Israel since the beginning of the nation. Please open your Bibles now ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2015
david was a man on the run and fell into much troubles but God provided a solution
Please open your bibles to 1 Samuel 20….. read with me v30-33….. Because of his ego and wickedness, King Saul decided to kill David even though David was a hero of Israel. All of Israel's armies were after David! David’s life was in danger! David was a “man on the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2015
God empowers and orchestrates, people are to participate.
Many of you are good at this “follow the hidden ball game”……… Many of us try to play this game with God, trying to hide things in our lives from Him. We may think we are playing a game but to God this is really not a game because He sees this game this way….. ...read more
Contributed on Jul 21, 2015
There are no such thing as coincidence; God orchestrates and we are called to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Last week we noted from 1 Samuel Chapter 23 that King Saul and his wicked partners were in pursuit of David. King Saul had David in a corner and was ready to kill him but a miracle happened! After all the planning, plotting, scheming, lying, and cheating to get David killed, although King Saul had ...read more
Contributed on Jun 29, 2015
there will always be wickedness on earth till Jesus returns but god will always keep His promises and plans
Parents, how many of you got, or still get, a lot of WHY questions from your kids? It’s a good idea for parents to know how to respond to these why questions from their children; It’s okay to say you don’t know of course, but we should explain why we don’t know. Never ...read more
Contributed on Jan 19, 2015
Belief in Jesus Christ must be a complete commitment to the totality of Jesus Christ!
Before we read our passage this morning, let us note the major truths about life. We really should always keep these basic truths in mind. What is the most important truth about life?? 1. God created life (people)! What are the next major truths about people and God?? 2. People disobey their ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2014
God cannot be defeated but we lose when we allow other gods to win in our lives.
We noted last week that no matter what happens in this world, God will always be God but He is always calling people back to Himself. God loves people and He disciplines those He loves! In 1 Samuel 4 we noted how God allowed the Philistines to defeat Israel, because He was trying to teach them a ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2014
God is always teaching, the question is are we listening?
Let us continue to learn from the Book of 1 Samuel; please open your bibles there….. We noted from the first 2 chapters of 1 Samuel about Eli the High Priest who was a compromising believer. Eli was called to be a leader for God but he did not totally follow God and allowed sin in the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2015
there will always be people trying to ridicule God and Christianity; how should christians respond?
We return to our study of 1 Samuel in the Old Testament. The Israelites wanted a king to rule over them just like other nations. Although God was not pleased with this, God chose a king to teach God’s Chosen People Israel a lesson; and of course, God has preserved His Word for us to learn ...read more
Contributed on Jun 8, 2015
daily love god and one another in spite of hardships
Before we celebrate our relationship with God through Jesus Christ today in Communion, let us continue to learn from the Book of 1 Samuel. Please open your Bibles to chapter 20 of 1 Samuel….. The chapter is a bit long but we need to read all 42 verses to understand the story and grasp ...read more
Contributed on Oct 27, 2014
One really does not believe in God when they put God to a test!
We noted last week from Chapter 5 of 1 Samuel that God caused disease and death among the Philistines because they mocked God using the Ark of the Covenant which held the 10 Commandments. The Philistines thought that their god was stronger than the One and Only God; they tried to figure out a way ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2014
Whatever happens do what God says!
Before we read Chapter 4 of 1 Samuel, open your Bibles for a moment to Exodus 13…. Page…. Remember that God saved His people Israel from Egypt; now look at Exodus 13:17….. From the very beginning, God allowed a people called the Philistines to go against Israel, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 10, 2014
Are we asking for the same things the rest of the world is asking?
Before we go to our study of 1 Samuel 8, turn with me briefly to the Book of Revelation Chapter 21 and let’s take a glimpse of what will happen in the future. Read along with me Revelation 21:22-27…. Again, v24 tells us “By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2014
learn a prayer of praise and thanksgiving through hannah
Please open your bibles to 1 Samuel….. We noted last week from Chapter 1, Hannah who was barren prayed intensely to God. Hannah made a vow that if she had a son she would commit him be a servant in God’s Temple. God answered Hannah’s prayer and she made good on her vow. We will ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2014
We miss out on many blessings when we don't consider God's H E L P (His Holiness, Eternity, Love, and Power).
Let us continue to learn from the Prophet Samuel. Remember that godly Hannah prayed for her son Samuel and gave him to the Lord’s work. God answered Hannah’s prayer and empowered Samuel to be a prophet, a spokesman and representative for God. The people of Israel witnessed God’s ...read more
Contributed on Sep 1, 2015
What’s our personal schedule in humbling ourselves before God?
We are almost finished with the book of 1 Samuel. God has been teaching us through the life of David. David was a godly son and shepherd, a godly worker. God anointed David as future King of Israel. David was courageous and honored God when he killed the giant Philistine Goliath. David depended on ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2015
How often do we as Believers of Christ compromise with our faith?
The Israelites were God’s chosen People and so they already had a King; God Himself was their King! But the Israelites wanted a human king just like the rest of their neighbors. The Israelites were basically saying, “God is not good enough” when they asked for a human king! ...read more
Contributed on Jul 13, 2015
Believers of God will be pursued by worldly forces but God will provide help and a way of escape!
We noted several weeks ago in the Book of 1 Samuel, David found a faith partner; Jonathan, the son of King Saul made a commitment to be a loving godly brother to David. Now King Saul, because of his ego and turning away from God, became wicked and decided to kill David. Even though David was a hero ...read more