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  • Lamps Without Light

    Contributed by James May on Sep 8, 2001
    based on 56 ratings
     | 5,141 views

    Christians are to be the light set on a hill that show forth the love of God to the lost. We must learn from Eli, Hophni and Phineas how not to lose that light.

    Disclaimer: Due to the large amount of sermons and topics that appear on this site I feel it is necessary to post this disclaimer on all sermons posted. These sermons are original to the author and the leading of the Holy Spirit. While ideas and illustrations are often gleaned from many ...read more

  • When God Called Samuel

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Jan 14, 2003
    based on 90 ratings
     | 10,556 views

    Samuel’s call was timely because the priesthood of Eli’s family line had been defiled and compromised by his sons Hophni and Phineas.

    WHEN GOD CALLED SAMUEL Text: First Samuel 3:1-10 We have all heard of a thing called tough love. Tough love is when one confronts another with unyielding consequences. Tough love does not yield to the ones who want to bend the rules. Tough love is tough because it reminds the ones or ...read more

  • Learning From A Father’s Failures

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,382 views

    Eli failed to have a positive influence on his sons Hophni & Phinehas. Fathers have the responsibility of being positive influences on their children. But what responsibilities can be undertaken to accomplish this? To have a positive influence on your

    LEARNING from a FATHER’s FAILURES—1Samuel 2:12-36 Father & son/Open cockpit ride thrill ride/Bartered price/Not 1 word or high price/Loop-Dive-Turn-Climb/ “You almost won!....‘Cause I sure felt like hollerin’ when my boy fell out!” A Father’s ...read more

  • Listen To Me! Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 17, 2009
    based on 57 ratings
     | 32,214 views

    Samuel was to replace Eli as God’s priest because Eli wasn’t listening to God anymore. God is looking for people who’ll listen to Him... how can we make sure we are those kinds of listeners?

    OPEN: A businessman who needed several million dollars to clinch an important deal and sensing the need for divine help, he went to church to pray for money. By chance, he knelt next to a man who was praying for $100 to pay an urgent debt. The businessman took out his wallet and pressed $100 ...read more

  • The Rock Of Remembrance Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 24, 2009
    based on 65 ratings
     | 29,497 views

    For 20 years God’s judgment had been on Israel. He was trying to get them to remember something... but what?

    OPEN: The story’s told of an old Navajo Indian who had had the good fortune to have oil discovered on his land. He became a very wealthy man as a result, but wealth did not change him. He went on living just as he was before. In the meantime, the money piled up in the bank. But every now and then ...read more

  • Winning Your Kids To Jesus Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,832 views

    6 of 6 messages. This was delivered on Father’s Day and focused on dad’s setting priorities.

    Winning your Kids to Jesus Father’s Day June 17, 2007 There was a little first grade girl who wondered why her father brought home a briefcase full of work every evening. Her mother explained, "Daddy has so much to do that he can’t finish it all at the office." "Well, then" she asked, "why ...read more

  • Applied Glory Series

    Contributed by Donny Granberry on Nov 15, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,809 views

    This message is from my "Applied" series. Things of God are of no avail to the believer until they are applied. The Key to discovering God’s Glory.

    Applied Glory By: Pastor Donny Granberry I am preaching about applying spiritual things to our lives right now on Sunday Mornings. We have studied, “The Applied Blood,” “Applied Pentecost,” and today I would like to focus of the “Applied Glory” of the Lord. Apply – means to put to use, ...read more

  • Fetching The Ark

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Jun 6, 2018
     | 1,619 views

    In Eli's day, Israel was in a low spiritual state. When they lost a battle with the Philistines, Instead of repenting and reentering the battle with God's favor, they used the Ark of the Covenant as a magical box to defeat their enemy. Didn't work!!!

    Richard Tow 4.21.18 Background: Our story this morning begins with two children who grew up in a pastor’s home. These boys were born into a long line of preachers. They grew up hearing about the Lord every day of their lives. In fact, when they were grown they too went into full-time ministry. ...read more

  • "Six Temptations All Men Face”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 111 ratings
     | 7,105 views

    As men there are two things that are certain: 1. We are always going through trials. . 2. We are always being tempted.

    Intro: I remember as a little boy not any older than six years old playing football in my friend Michael Holman’s front yard. He said, “My dad can punt this football almost as high as that tree”, pointing to a tall pine tree in his front yard. Then I said “My dad can punt that football over that ...read more

  • Who Is Tending The Lamp

    Contributed by Clint Shrum on Nov 25, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,869 views

    Eli nor his sons watched after the lamp in the temple that provided a light and it went out. This is a brief outline of what happens when the light of the local church goes out

    WHO IS TENDING THE LAMP? I Samuel 2:12, 22 & I Samuel 3: 3 Intro: In the reading of the text we see a few things. First, we have read about Eli’s sons Hophni and Phineas and how wicked they were. In The final verse of scripture we read how the lamp of God has gone out in the temple. I want ...read more

  • Honr Your Father

    Contributed by Bobby Jackson on Jan 23, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 993 views

    A sermon about honroing our father with our lives.

    “Honor Your Father” 1 Samuel 2-4 I. Introduction with children’s comments on fathers. II. Eli and his sons Hophni and Phinehas (1 Samuel 2-4) I want to share some stories with you today about fathers and their children. I want you to hear these stories and decide for yourself whether ...read more

  • How The Catholic Church Crisis Impacts You & Me

    Contributed by Alan Scott on Jun 27, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,059 views

    The moral failure of the priesthood within the Catholic Church points us to look at the priesthood of all believers and how we can avoid the same pitfalls.

    “How The Catholic Church Crisis Impacts You & Me” 6/23/02 ACC Alan Scott C.T. – The moral failure of the priesthood within the Catholic Church points us to look at the priesthood of all believers and how we can avoid the same pitfalls. Text – I Samuel 1, 2, & 3; I Peter 5:9 INTRO: ...read more

  • How Did I Get Here?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep 25, 2007
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,467 views

    It is easy to gradually drift off course. Even a dead fish can go down stream. We need to stay focused and press against all odds.

    HOW DID I GET HERE? DON’T STAY HERE! GOD HAS SOME NEW THINGS FOR YOU! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I. CATCH THE MORAL OF THE STORY? In 1995 several young men decided to go to Kenya, Africa on a SAFARI. They studied ahead of time and had prepared their minds with information ...read more

  • "What Could You Have Done Differently?"

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Oct 18, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,655 views

    When God speaks to us about our children we need to look seriously at the charge.

    "What Could You Have Done Differently?" *This Deals with natural sons/daughters as well as spirtual sons/daughters. 1 Samuel 8:2 Scripture urges parents to raise up their children in the ways of the Lord (for example, Prov. 22:6 say’s , "Train up a child in the way he should go, And ...read more

  • What To Do When The Glory's Gone

    Contributed by Eric Lones on Jan 30, 2007
    based on 33 ratings
     | 10,809 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