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  • Lessons From The Life Of Saul

    Contributed by Maurice Brown on Jun 15, 2001
    based on 81 ratings
     | 13,459 views

    We can lose our crown just as Saul did!

    Introduction A. Give us a King! - the demand of Israel in I Sam.8 1. Saul was their choice, and he became their conquering hero 2. But Saul later became the King who threw away his crown 3. The Bleating sheep on the slopes of Mt. Carmel signalled the ...read more

  • A Discourse On Dying Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 9,257 views

    Let’s examine the events that surround King Saul’s death and use them to engage in a Biblical discourse on dying.

    A DISCOURSE ON DYING 1 SAMUEL 31 INTRODUCTION: I enjoy reading interesting and humorous tombstones. A tombstone in England reads: "Remember friend, as passing by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you will be, prepare for death to follow me." And someone scribbled in chalk below ...read more

  • The Death Of Saul And The Life Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Apr 27, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,638 views

    In the short term Saul’s reign was a failure. But in the longer term God had a king in mind for Israel, who, through his death and resurrection, would bring the salvation, the leadership, the rule that the nation needed and who, in fact, would extend that

    Well, today we come to the end of the history of Saul, Israel’s first king. The question that faces us as we think about the life of Saul, is just how much of a failure was it? And what’s more, did God make a mistake in making him king? In fact, should God have refused the Israelites request for a ...read more

  • "I Played The Fool, " Saul's Epitaph Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 19, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,944 views

    Instead of being like King Saul, whose life ended with disappointment, we can be like King David, whose life was characterized by hope, even when death was near.

    J Sidlow Baxter’s book, Mark These Men, tells us he thinks a man plays the fool when he: Neglects his godly friends; Goes on enterprises for God before God sends him; Disobeys God; Tries to cover disobedience with religious sounding excuses; Allows jealousy or hatred to master him; Knowingly ...read more

  • "When Everything Is Said And Done"

    Contributed by Dennis Deese on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,213 views

    Here we see a sad picture of a man’s last day of life that has been tarnished and humiliated by the death blow of sin. He was once known according to 1 Samuel 9:2 as a “choice young man.” But in the end all of the potential luster of his life has vanish

    “WHEN EVERYTHING IS SAID AND DONE” (The Leader’s Opportunity) I SAMUEL 10:7; 31:1-13 Here we see a sad picture of a man’s last day of life that has been tarnished and humiliated by the death blow of sin. He was once known according to 1 Samuel 9:2 as a “choice young man.” But in the end all ...read more

  • Am I Ready To Die Today?

    Contributed by T. Michael Crews on Dec 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,031 views

    An Exposition of 1 Sam. 31

    Am I Ready to Die Today? 1 Sam. 31 Author H. B. London writes in his newsletter to pastors: More than 300 people were aboard Air France flight #358 when it came to a stop about 220 yards beyond the end of the runway in Toronto [this past] Tuesday {Aug. 2, 2005.] Miraculously, no one died in the ...read more

  • A Sad, Sad Ending Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 16, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,362 views

    As we look at the death of King Saul we are confronted with the reality of our own death and the need to be ready. We also are reminded of the grieving that results from all losses.

    Introduction: A. If you bring up the subject of death and you will get many different reactions from people. 1. Some can easily and readily talk about it, and others cannot. B. When you ask children about death, they say some interesting things. 1. A 7 year-old boy named Alan said this, “God ...read more

  • Suicide

    Contributed by Neal Gracey on Dec 24, 2008
    based on 36 ratings
     | 22,799 views

    I NEED HELP! - THERE IS HOPE!

    1 Samuel 31:41Sa 31:4 Then said Saul to his armorbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armorbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell upon it. 1Sa 31:5 And when ...read more

  • Watch Out For The Wrong Turns

    Contributed by John Perry on Jan 30, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,913 views

    Making a wrong turn in life is something that anyone of us can & does do but the real failure is the failure to correct them.

    Bunbury Sun am 30/01/2011 “Watch out for the wrong turns” Intro: Saul was a man who had great potential ………. Not only this but God had made great promises to him. But when we look at the end of Saul’s life we see that somewhere he went tragically wrong. As a ...read more

  • Backsliders Of The Bible

    Contributed by Larry Wolfe on Jul 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,542 views

    A description of certain backsliders in the Bible

    ’Backsliders of the Bible’ Jeremiah in the third chapter of his prophecy uses the word ’backsliding’ to describe the condition/conduct of the people of Israel. The wicked sin of spiritual adultery was openly committed by the ten tribes of Israel which eventually caused them to be brought into ...read more

  • Spiritual Suicide

    Contributed by Larry Wolfe on Jul 6, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,012 views

    The life of Saul exposed

    "Spiritual Suicide" At the close of the book of I Samuel one of the saddest stories in the history of the nation of Israel is told. Saul, the once highly blessed of God, king of Israel, commits physical suicide atop mount Gilboa (I Samuel 31:4). The man that was anointed of God (I Samuel ...read more

  • The Ways Of A Fool -- 1 Samuel 31 Series

    Contributed by James D. Thornber on Mar 2, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,961 views

    We look at some of the ways Saul played the fool so we can learn how NOT to go the direction Saul went.

    The Ways of a Fool 1 Samuel 31 Like most of you, I have spent time walking in the cemetery. I like to look at the gravestones and their dates. I like to imagine what these people were like and how they lived a hundred or more years ago. What did they do for a living? Where in town did they live? ...read more

  • Death Of Law

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Dec 10, 2012
     | 2,448 views

    I. EXORDIUM: To understand this sermon, please refer to my other sermons entitled: Law Keeper versus Grace Law vs. Grace Law vs Grace in the lives of Saul vs David II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that wisdom is

    I. EXORDIUM: To understand this sermon, please refer to my other sermons entitled: Law Keeper versus Grace Law vs. Grace Law vs Grace in the lives of Saul vs David II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that wisdom is needed in dispensation of grace not knowledge. IV. ...read more

  • Wasted Potential Series

    Contributed by Grant Macdonald on Nov 14, 2011
     | 12,580 views

    How do you respond to God's discipline?

    Are you living up to your full potential? Raise your hand and stand up if you think you’re living up to your full potential because I want to make sure you are a good target. I have snipers in the sound booth!—Just kidding! It’s a nasty question isn’t it? I mean if you say ...read more

  • A Miserable End

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Dec 13, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,307 views

    No matter the course of our life, we don’t have to end up a failure if we trust Jesus.

    A Miserable End December 11, 2011 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: No matter the course of our life, we don’t have to end up a failure if we trust Jesus. Focus Passage: I Samuel 31:1-13 Supplemental Passage: But when this perishable will have ...read more