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  • God's Voice: Hearing, Knowing And Finding It

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 197 ratings
     | 24,397 views

    Epiphany 2: Does God still speak with us today? How can we tell if what we hear is God’s voice? How do we position ourselves to better hear the Word of God? This message attempts to answer these questions.

    Here are three questions that I want to answer in this message: 1) Does God really speak to people? 2) If so, how do we know that it is God Who is talking? And finally, 3) How do we position ourselves to better hear the voice of God? In order to answer these questions, we’re going to look at Samuel ...read more

  • Christian Fathering

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 84 ratings
     | 7,795 views

    How is the Christian father to carry out his responsibilities

    Introductory Considerations 1. Passage from 1 Samuel not one we feel comfortable with. It is downright frightening, especially to those of us who are parents - a story of disobedient children who ignore their father’s scolding and as a result God severely punishes both them and their father - ...read more

  • The Bad Dad Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 124 ratings
     | 19,865 views

    Eli failed his son in 3 very distinct ways. What can we learn from his "bad" example?

    OPEN: Have you ever had something go “bad” in your refrigerator? How can you tell when food is spoiled? Well, one of the first hints might be – when you open the door - it smells like something has died inside. But someone has come up with a list of ways in which we can determine whether our ...read more

  • Who Do You Answer To? Series

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,402 views

    Accountibility is needed in the church because real change rarely happens alone.

    Who Do You Answer to? I Samuel 2:12-29 Introduction: While deer hunting in southern Ohio this past week I had a sad story related to me.I was talking to a youth pastor while we were waiting to start hunting, and he asked if I had huntedwith a man named Billy (not his real name). I told ...read more

  • Pride - The Greatest Sin

    Contributed by Matthew Oliver on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,296 views

    Many of the failures of todays world to enact the gospel are the result of human pride. Only by God’s grace through self-denial can we hope to overcome

    20 June 2002 Evening Prayer St John the Evangelist Cold Lake Psalm 85 1 Samuel 2:27-36 Matthew 18:10-20 An anonymous man of God prophesies to Eli about his fate and the fate of his sons for their failure to follow God – you see Eli’s Sons are taking more than their share of the sacrifice ...read more

  • Listening To God

    Contributed by Alistair Wearring on Jan 21, 2007
    based on 27 ratings
     | 24,008 views

    A look at the story of Samuel as a boy in the temple, asking the questions why should we listen to God? and Is God still speaking today? With the intention to inspire God’s people to listen to Him.

    INTRO (credit to www.stillspeaking.com) This morning we’re going to talk about listening to God. We want to be careful listeners and not let other things get in the way. Later, while you’re in Sunday school, I’m going to talk to the adults about a young person named Samuel. He had been sent to ...read more

  • Available For Life-Shaping Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 14, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,746 views

    If we want to be worthwhile, trustworthy, respected people, we must be available for life-shaping. That means to downplay disappointment, pick perceptive people, consider consequences, and accept affirmation.

    Worthwhile lives are made, not born. No one gets to get be great just by dumb luck or by the genes they inherited. Worthwhile people, trustworthy people, respected people are made. They are formed. They are shaped. Somebody has to take raw material and shape it into something ...read more

  • What To Do When The Glory's Gone

    Contributed by Eric Lones on Jan 30, 2007
    based on 33 ratings
     | 10,415 views

    Principles about reconnecting with God’s presence taken from 1 Samuel chapter 4.

    WHAT TO DO WHEN THE GLORY’S GONE We are going to read a fairly long passage of Scripture this morning. But, I felt like it was necessary in order for us to understand the truth of what we’re going to be talking about. And so, if you would, read along with me, either on the screen, or in your ...read more

  • Hannah: One Of History's Great Moms

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Jan 30, 2004
    based on 74 ratings
     | 2,704 views

    We sometimes overlook one of the greatest mothers of all time: Hannah.

    Introduction: If recognition were given to the greatest mothers of all time, surely Hannah would be among them. This in spite of the fact that she did something that seems very shocking on the surface: she left her toddler to be raised by others. How can this be the sign of a great mother? Let’s ...read more

  • The Day Of Temptation

    Contributed by Darrell Jones on Mar 13, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 677 views

    Several things the Bible records concerning the tactics satan used in the Garden of Eden. He is still at work in the same way.

    Intro: I want you to know that the devil’s advice is freely given, it is misleading, it is also contrary to the commands of God, and very sadly it is often taken. To defeat the emeny we must have some understanding of his military strategy, we need to know how he fights. (Ill.) When Cassius ...read more

  • She Went Up To The House Of The Lord

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 307 ratings
     | 24,768 views

    How we enter the house of the Lord may have alot to do with how we exit ! In this message, we see how Hannah went up to the House of the Lord !

    “She Went Up To The House Of The Lord” 1 Samuel 1:1-19 The events of the book of 1 Samuel take place during the time of the Judges. Eli the character mentioned here in our passage was both a High Priest, and a judge for approx 40 years. Let me share some things ...read more

  • They Love Me, They Love Me Not Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 9,012 views

    The Life of Samuel, Part 5 of 5.

    THEY LOVE ME, THEY LOVE ME NOT (1 SAM. 8, 12:16-25) A joke on the management of cows has been circulating for many years under the subject “World Economics,” “World Politics,” or “World Ideologies”: Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both, milks them, keeps the milk, and gives you ...read more

  • The Great Revival At Mizpeh

    Contributed by Maurice Brown on Jun 18, 2001
    based on 185 ratings
     | 12,875 views

    Revive us again - what will it take to revive God’s people today?

    INTRODUCTION A. This is one of the greatest chapters in the Bible 1. God’s people needed a revival. 2. The Ark of the Covenant had returned to Israel, but Israel had not returned to God 3. It was time for Samuel to call then to repentance. 4. They were to put ...read more

  • Israel Asks For A King

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 25, 2003
    based on 61 ratings
     | 10,832 views

    Learning from the mistakes of Israel asking for a king and making Jesus the King and Lord of our lives

    1 Samuel 8:1-9 Israel asks for a king Primary Purpose Statement: To call on the congregation to make Christ Lord and King and to avoid the mistakes of Israel. I want to talk with you this morning about learning from mistakes. In the passage we are looking at today, we see the nation of ...read more

  • Who Is To Blame?

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Oct 2, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,190 views

    Who is to blame for the condition of our nation? Is it Hollywood, secular music, public schools or parents? We lost this nation when we lost the control of our children.

    WHO IS TO BLAME? Hag 2:3 3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? How do we view our relationship with Christ today in comparison to when we began? Our ...read more