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  • Dare To Discipline Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 4,235 views

    The Life of Samuel, Part 2 of 5.

    DARE TO DISCIPLINE (1 SAM. 2:12-36) The new millennium brought out the worst in parenting, and no parenting method was criticized more harshly than that of captured American Taliban, John Lindh Walker. When Lindh Walker was 10, the family from Washington State moved to socially liberal Marin ...read more

  • They Love Me, They Love Me Not Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 8,795 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

  • Casting The Deciding Vote Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 79 ratings
     | 26,853 views

    Many people believe that the deciding vote in any election is cast in the privacy of a ballot box... but in reality, the deciding vote in elections is cast somewhere else entirely.

    OPEN: (A sermon given just prior to the California recall vote on October 7th 2003). How many of you have heard about the upcoming recall vote in California? (A resounding number of people raised their hands). Well, I don’t how you could have avoided it. But it has been an excellent example of ...read more

  • When We Settle For Second Best Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 12,954 views

    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
     | 9,711 views

    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

  • God Is Speaking But Are You Listening? Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 194 ratings
     | 36,648 views

    Principles on listening to God taken from the call of Samuel.

    A Study of the Life of Samuel Sermon # 3 God Is Speaking But Are You Listening? 1 Samuel 3:1-21 I am still amazed at how God works the messages from two separate series to coincide so perfectly on any given Sunday. This morning we ...read more

  • The Prayer Of Jabez

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 8, 2001
    based on 837 ratings
     | 136,473 views

    Jabez prayed a model prayer that God would bless him, increase his territory, place his hand upon him and keep him from evil.

    “Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, ‘Because I bore him in pain.’ And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, ‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep ...read more

  • Hearing God When He Speaks

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 19, 2002
    based on 311 ratings
     | 33,125 views

    People tend to listen only to what they want to hear. Why do we do that to God and how can we learn to listen when He speaks?

    People have a tendency to listen only to what they want to listen to… Keith Downing shared a story about his Uncle Dick. Apparently his uncle noticed that every time he ate his favorite food, chitlins, his foot pained him immensely that evening. The family physician confirmed his suspicion of ...read more

  • Bringing Back God's Glory Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 33,361 views

    The capture of the ark and its removal to the land of the Philistines only symbolizes what is already true, what has been true for a long time, the glory of God has departed from Israel.

    A Study of the Life of Samuel Sermon # 4 “Bringing Back God’s Glory!” 1 Samuel 4:1 – 6:17 We have seen how Samuel dominates the first three chapters of 1 Samuel and now he fades into the background while the spiritual condition and ...read more

  • Samuel - The Rejected Hero Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 22, 2006
    based on 51 ratings
     | 31,581 views

    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

  • Listening To God

    Contributed by Alistair Wearring on Jan 21, 2007
    based on 27 ratings
     | 23,494 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

  • The Bad Dad Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 124 ratings
     | 19,445 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

  • Foundations Of Kingdom Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Dec 30, 2002
    based on 82 ratings
     | 2,848 views

    God uses the faithfulness of a woman to begin his work of bringing to fulfilment the promise to make Israel into a great nation.

    Well, the story of the birth of Samuel has everything in it doesn’t it? It’d make a decent plot for a soap opera. There’s domestic strife. Elkanah lived at a time when it was common for a man to have 2 wives, and all the problems you might imagine arising in such a scenario happened. One wife, ...read more

  • Prayer Changes People Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,767 views

    The Life of Samuel, Part 1 of 5.

    PRAYER CHANGES PEOPLE (1 SAM 1:1-22) Kurt Cobain, the founder and leader of the grunge band Nirvana, was the most acclaimed and creative singer of his generation. His parents divorced when he was eight and two of his father’s uncles committed suicide. Marriage and the birth of a daughter were ...read more

  • Shape Up Or Ship Out Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,320 views

    The Life of Samuel, Part 3 of 5.

    SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT (1 SAM. 3) As I was sitting in my van in a parking lot a month after my 42nd birthday, a strand of hair dropped onto my shirt before my very eyes. Instinctively I picked up the hair to see its color, length, and texture. Negative questions immediately arose: Is it gray? Am I ...read more