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Summary: To show that GOD made us in His image, in the image of grace, not a kingdom of works and performances but of power.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a self-made man?

No. I'm made by grace.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amplified Bible)

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD made us in His image, in the image of grace, not a kingdom of works and performances but of power.

Romans 14:17 (Amplified Bible)

[After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

IV. TEXT:

1 Samuel 13:14 (Amplified Bible)

But now your kingdom shall not continue; the Lord has sought out [David] a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince and ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have made me into Your image to receive from Your Grace though I don't deserve it, but You made it available for me to enjoy it here on earth.

2 Corinthians 5:20 (Amplified Bible)

So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.

VI. TITLE:

Kingdom will not continue

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: unknown

B. Date written: After 1011 B.C.

C. Purpose: To record the founding of the Hebrew monarchy

D. To whom written: The nation of Israel

E. Keyword: king

F. Key verses:

1 Samuel 8:7-8 (Amplified Bible)

And the Lord said to Samuel, Hearken to the voice of the people in all they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not be King over them.

According to all the works which they have done since I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking Me and serving other gods, so they also do to you.

1 Samuel 15:22 (Amplified Bible)

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.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

1 Samuel 13:14 (Amplified Bible)

But now your kingdom shall not continue; the Lord has sought out [David] a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince and ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.

1 Samuel 13:14 (New King James Version)

But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you."

A. Saul's kingdom will not continue: kingdom of works and performances of men

1. The LORD JESUS have sought a man of grace

2. Grace will be commander over His people

"But now your kingdom shall not continue; the Lord has sought out [David] a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince and ruler over His people,"

If I were to be asked when did Old covenant or old testament ended I will say it ended on this verse, instead of the entrance of new testament. GOD proved time and time again, even if we placed ourselves in the foot of Adam and swear GOD that we will never do the same, but here look King Saul did it again, he wanted to please GOD with his works and performances, while there's a better way, the LORD'S WAY - the LORD JESUS CHRIST, He Perfectly and Infinitely pleased GOD through His Works and Performances, that GOD is so pleased that He made available His Grace from eternity past as He was, He showed it to us, even in this verse, that we have to rely on JESUS CHRIST's finished work and performances not on our works and performances.

Sad to say, it's a sad story indeed, you will see mankind doing his best just to reach out to GOD, doing his "personal religion" even if you teach 'em he will still continue to cling in his ways of destruction.

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