Samuel Anoints David

Samuel Anoints David – Not Kingly?

So, what does a king look like? What does a president look like? This is a question Samuel faces when God sends him to anoint a new king for Israel. Remember in chapter 15, God rejected Saul as king because he did not obey. Now, Samuel’s task is to anoint a new king to follow […]

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Saul Pursues David

King of Israel – Saul Rejected by God

Many people today are appalled at some of the commands God gave to His people. Personally, I often ask myself the same question; “Why does every person, and even livestock have to die?” We’re about to find out why. And, today’s Bible study reveals a turning point for the reign of Saul. In chapters to […]

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Trust in God – Jonathan Attacks

Fear takes charge of the great Philistine army in this chapter from 1 Samuel. And, we are no strangers to fear in these times, are we? Our daily lives are filled with seemingly hopeless situations from the news stations — and through opinions online. At the time of this writing the USA is literally plagued […]

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Saul worthy leader

Saul – The Worthy Leader of Israel

What’s the difference between a ruler and a leader? I asked myself this question as I read through chapter 11 of 1 Samuel. Although Saul was anointed king of Israel by Samuel and accepted by the people, he had not yet proven his ability as a leader. But, we’ll discover that God can turn anyone […]

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Saul - Long Live the King

Saul – “Long Live the King”

An unlikely king – hiding among the the baggage? Yes, Saul was a tall young man. But, did that qualify him to become King of Israel? We’ll find out in later chapters but, in this passage from 1 Samuel the spirit of God comes upon Saul. Samuel introduces him and the people (at least most […]

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Samuel anoints Saul

Saul the King: A Responsible Leader?

The unwilling king: What is a responsible leader? Well, you could most likely give several viable descriptions, couldn’t you? And, in today’s world of Facebook and Twitter, most people could certainly give their description of a “good” or “bad” leader. So, where does that leave us with Saul? Let’s find out in 1 Samuel how […]

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Saul Meets Samuel

Saul Meets Samuel

  1 Samuel chapter 9 is a very interesting passage. It shows the power of God in knowing what lies in store for us – even when we are involved in mundane, everyday routines. Remember, in the last lesson (Samuel 8) the people asked for a king. Even though God knew better, He was about […]

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Israel wants a king

Israel Wants a King

I have a quick question for you: Have you ever wanted something in your life which turned out to be really awful? Yes, me too! We’ve all heard the saying; “Be careful what you wish for.” haven’t we? Well, today’s Bible study tells how Israel asks Samuel for a king. And, little did they know […]

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return of the ark

Return of the Ark

As you remember from 1 Samuel 4, the Philistines defeated Israel in battle and captured the ark. This incident caused the death of Eli when he heard the news. I won’t go through everything that happened in chapter 5 but basically the ark caused plagues and death to those cities who hosted it. Then, at […]

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