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  • To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

    Contributed by Rich Hadley on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 8,253 views

    A sermon for pastors and church leaders. It is a message on leadership illustrated from the interactions between Samuel and Saul.

    I Samuel 14:47: After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side: Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment on them. Saul was a fighting King. He was a great general. He dealt all kinds ...read more

  • Saul's Unfaithfulness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 8, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 9,299 views

    To lead the children to understand some of the errors to avoid through Saul’s unfaithfulness to God.

    Unit 12 – Faithfulness Lesson 34 – Saul Disobeys God (Illustrates the Opposite of Faithfulness) Preparation for the Teacher 1. Aim: To lead the people to understand some of the errors to avoid through Saul’s unfaithfulness to God. 2. Explanation of the Aim: Faithfulness can be defined as ...read more

  • Softening The Blow Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Aug 23, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,466 views

    Since we may minister to people who are hearing bad news, examining Samuel’s heart while he acts in this way provides keys we can remember if we too need to serve in this uncomfortable way.

    Softening the Blow Selections from 1 Samuel Introduction Part of Samuel’s ministry was working with people who were in difficult or unusual circumstances. With His Own Family -His mother (2:18-19) Tell Bad News from God -Eli (3:11-14, 17-18) -King Saul (13:11-14; 15:24-31) Serve with those ...read more

  • Expect Casualties

    Contributed by Jack Warford on Oct 2, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 4,912 views

    We must expect casualties while doing the work of the LORD! It makes no difference whether we are a Samuel or a Saul, we will have casualties, and too often they are caused by friendly actions. It comes with the territory and the ministry.

    We must expect casualties while doing the work of the LORD! It makes no difference whether we are a Samuel or a Saul, we will have casualties, and too often they are caused by friendly actions. It comes with the territory and the ministry God has given each of us. Some are killed in action and some ...read more

  • One Man's Influence Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 5, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,604 views

    Saul’s failure to address his own heart and it’s lust get to the heart of the matter why God’ prefered David’s heart to his.

    And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD. 1 Samuel 15:13 Rejection is one of the most common things we face, yet it is perhaps the most difficult obstacle we must regularly overcome. It is also one of the things ...read more

  • Partial Obedience

    Contributed by Gino Cascieri on Apr 6, 2001
    based on 158 ratings
     | 16,730 views

    In this message the believer will find out the results of partial obedience to the Lord.

    "Partial Obedience" Text: 1 Samuel 15 Intro: -I believe why the majority of Christians fail in their walk with the Lord and end up defeated is because of their lack of total obedience or partial obedience to the Lord. -In other words failing to do what God told them to do and the way to do ...read more

  • The Fall Of King Saul

    Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 19, 2001
    based on 119 ratings
     | 8,969 views

    The fall of King Saul could happen to us all.

    INTRO: AMALEK & AMALEKITES The Amalekites were an ancient wandering tribe descended from Esau’s grandson Amalek <Gen. 36:12,16; 1 Chr. 1:36>. They roamed widely throughout the territory which was later later settled by the people of Israel. The primary region of the Amalekites was in the ...read more

  • To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

    Contributed by Gary Webb on Nov 23, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 98,554 views

    The importance of obedience.

    Text: 1 Samuel 15:1-3, 7-31 (22-24) Introduction: The key verses to this passage are verses 22-24. Obedience is better than sacrifice. Actually, though, most of us don’t care that much for either obedience or sacrifice. If we had to pick one or the other, a little religious sacrifice is what ...read more

  • Consequences Of Disobedience

    Contributed by Victor Nazareth on Aug 20, 2002
    based on 228 ratings
     | 33,965 views

    Based on Saul’s partial obedience in destroying the Amalekites we look at the causes and consequences of disobedience in our own lives. God expects total obedience. Partial obedience is equivalent to disobedience.

    Introduction: The first King of Israel faced disastrous consequences because he failed to obey God. The hardening of his heart and his casual attitude to the sin of partial obedience caused him to be rejected as King. He lost his kingdom and eventually lost his life. As we analyze the reasons ...read more

  • To Obey Is Better

    Contributed by Wes Humble on Jan 23, 2003
    based on 103 ratings
     | 20,321 views

    Obedience is what pleases God most.

    To Obey is Better. 1 Samuel 15:22 Israel enjoyed a distinction that no other nation has ever experienced. God was their King. He chose them. He wanted to be their God and King. As is typical of human nature Israel wanted what they didn’t have which was a human king. God chose Saul to be ...read more

  • How We Can Reject God?

    Contributed by Donny Tatimu on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 10,607 views

    Unknowing can be a total destruction in our life. Sometimes we can do something fatal without knowing it. So many people today don’t know how many times they were reject God. This is a sermon based on Mark 6 about how a man can rejects God.

    REJECTING GOD By doni@yahoo.com 1 Sam 8:7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. 1 Sam 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and ...read more

  • The Last Straw Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 11,517 views

    It wasn’t enough that Saul had Go’s Spirit within him. He also needed to respond to the Spirit’s prompting with obedience. We need to listen to God’s voice and respond as he would have us respond. "Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed tha

    When you think about it, being a Christian is a simple thing at one level, but it’s a multifaceted thing at another. And it’s so easy to get confused about what matters. At one level all you need is faith in Jesus Christ. At another level you need to be in a Church, you need to read your Bible. You ...read more

  • Obediencia Series

    Contributed by Joel Bethancourt on May 16, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 4,706 views

    Ser un cristiano requiere obediencia. Esta es la condición clave de tu relación con Dios. Su señorío sobre tu vida requiere de obediencia, y a través de la obediencia tu cumples sus mandatos y estatutos.

    O b e d i e n c i a Ser un cristiano requiere obediencia. Esta es la condición clave de tu relación con Dios. Su señorío sobre tu vida requiere de obediencia, y a través de la obediencia tu cumples sus mandatos y estatutos. Al aceptarle a El como tu Salvador tú estás ...read more

  • Obedience Is Not Optional

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 1, 2002
    based on 308 ratings
     | 69,661 views

    Obedience is the duty of every child of God. It is not an option, but an obligation.

    Obedience Is Not Optional Text: I Sam.15: 22 Intro: We hear a lot these days about options. An option is “the act of choosing; choice; the freedom to choose” (Webster’s New Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus: published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., Nashville, TN., copyright 1984; pg. 499). If I ...read more

  • Right Things In Right Ways (God's Will)

    Contributed by Frank Gallagher on Nov 13, 2000
    based on 138 ratings
     | 8,199 views

    There are right things to do, and right ways to do them. Sincerity is not a Christian virtue - obedience to God is!

    Right Things In Right Ways (God’s Will) (1 Samuel 15:22-23) [HTTP formatted version of this sermon is located at: http://members.aol.com/abidingitw/protocol.html] There is a very common attitude in the world today, that whether a person is right or wrong is not as important as whether they ...read more