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  • The Birth Of Samuel Series

    Contributed by James Jack on Jul 6, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    Samuel is chosen by God to lead his people

    Great births of the Bible – Samuel Compare Luke 2:52 and 1 Samuel 2:26 Main point: the sovereignty of God in working out his plans of creation Covering the life of Samuel in 25 minutes is a major challenge: effectively one chapter per minute. I don’t think I could read that fast, so ...read more

  • The Call Of Samuel And The Fall Of Eli Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 134 ratings

    The Priesthood has failed so God raises up a prophet to bring his word to his people. God uses the circumstances of Hannah to bring about his plan.

  • Samuel Preaches Revival

    Contributed by R Duane Gryder on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 60 ratings

    1 And the men of Kirjathjearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD. 2 And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjathjearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: ...read more

  • Samuel - The Rejected Hero Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 22, 2006
    based on 51 ratings

    When the Israelites reject Samuel and cry out for a King, God essentially tells Samuel: it’s not about you. This simple piece of advice made a powerful difference for Samuel, and can do the same for us. Find out why.

    OPEN: Years ago, when a person would use the telephone operator to help make phone calls, a small boy dialed "O" asked the operator to call a number for him. He didn’t speak clearly, so she had trouble understanding him and asked him to repeat the number several times. After about the fourth time ...read more

  • Kingship In Judges And 1 Samuel Series

    Contributed by James Jack on Jul 6, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Israel demands a king, but this only demonstrates the rejection of their real king - the LORD.

    Kingship in Judges and 1 Samuel 1 Samuel 8 It’s amazing how quickly a classroom can turn when a teacher walks out for a moment. Paper, hats, pens, shoes, glass bottles get thrown at fans. Bags get thrown out of windows. Furniture is mysteriously re-arranged so that all students are now ...read more

  • Saul, Samuel And A Shepherd Boy

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Saul was rejected by the Lord as King, and replaced by of all people........a shepherd boy !

    Saul, Samuel And A Shepherd Boy 1 Samuel 15:17-35, 16:4-13 Three points........ I. Saul Was Losing ! a. Lost his convictions. b. Lost his chance. c. Lost his crown. II. Samuel Was Lamenting ! a. He annointed Saul. b. He advised Saul. but in the end c. He ...read more

  • The Day Samuel Met Jesus Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    People mistakenly think that young Samuel was a believer when he was helping Eli in the temple. This is not the case. He was an unbeliever. This passage outlines the story of his conversion to Christ, not his call to service.

    1. THE UNCONVERTED CHILD "Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him". I know about the Queen of England but I don’t know her. I know about the President of the United States but I don’t know him. Do you know the LORD or do you just know about ...read more

  • The Revival Under Samuel

    Contributed by Lamar Denby on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 52 ratings

  • When God Called Samuel

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Jan 14, 2003
    based on 90 ratings

    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

  • Answering The Call: The Life Of Samuel Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Aug 23, 2001
    based on 51 ratings

    Discovering what it means to serve God is best illustrated by examining the commitment of those who do serve, like Samuel.

    What chance for great honor does God give us? The chance to influence a group of people That’s the greatest honor God gives one of His servants We must serve if we want to honor God. God’s Servant: I Is Known as God’s Possession 1 Samuel 3:20 And all Israel from Dan even to ...read more

  • Stewardship: Calling Of Samuel Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 25, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Stewardship sermon....kind of, sort of. God calls us to both ministry and stewardship - but expects obedience First joke is not funny, but is a set up for later

    A certain Jewish couple, expecting to the their first child, argued hotly about what name should be given to their little boy. This went on for weeks. Finally, exhausted, they asked their rabbi to intervene. The exasperated mom-to-be said, "I want to name my child after my father, but my ...read more

  • Samuel: The Partner Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Fred Markes on Dec 4, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Series on men and women’s prayers in the Bible that made a difference and how prayer truly is the difference maker in our lives. I borrowed the outlines from SermonCentral Pro Contributor Tim Byrd.

    Samuel: The Partner in Prayer 1 Samuel 3: 1-10; 12:16-25 Readers’ Digest has a section called All in a Day’s Work where people write in humorous things that happen at work. Confiding in a co-worker, I told her about a problem in our office and my fear that I would lose my job. She was ...read more

  • Samuel And Discipleship (02b)

    Contributed by Richard Healey on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Five principles of discernment

    The call to discipleship is strongly expressed in these readings - Andrew inviting his brother Simon to meet the Lord. Having spent the week at Summer School of Evangelisation in Bathurst, many young people want to know how to discern the will of the Lord. In the first reading from 1 Samuel 3, we ...read more

  • When We Settle For Second Best Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 50 ratings

    When we know what God wants in our lives and yet chose to go another direction we are very best, choosing second best.

    A Study of the Life of Samuel Sermon # 7 “When We Settle For Less than the Best” (1 Sam 9:1-10:10) God had a plan for the life of his nation Israel, but Israel thought they understood better what they needed than God did. They wanted ...read more

  • Living A Life Of Great Consistency Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 30 ratings

    Seldom even in Scripture do we meet men who served God all of their lives. But Samuel is such a man. Introduction to a study of the life of Samuel.

    A Study of the Life of Samuel Lesson #1 ¡§Living a Life of Great Consistency¡¨ Introduction Seldom even in Scripture do we meet men who served God all of their lives. But Samuel is such a man. 1 Samuel 2:26, we read of Samuel that ...read more