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Lessons From 1st Samuel 1

In Audio by Allen Webster

The name “Samuel” means “Asked of God.” Hannah had prayed to God for a child and He answered her prayer. He did so through providence and natural law not by a miracle. Hannah and her husband Elkanah also exemplify the value of cooperation between spouses. We can also learn from this chapter that a promise made should be a promise …

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Intro to 1 Samuel

In Audio by Allen Webster

God spoke to His people through prophets throughout the Old Testament. Samuel teaches us the value and power of prayer. Saul teaches us the tragedy of a poor ending. And David teaches us the value of a pure heart. Saul and David were anointed king over an earthly nation but Christ would later be anointed king over a spiritual kingdom. …

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1 Samuel 1:1-8

In Audio by Allen Webster

We need to bear one another’s burdens not add to them. We must not return evil for evil. When we pray we need to make sure we’re at peace with God and with our neighbors. We need to pray without doubting. And we can learn important lessons from solemn occasions.

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1 Samuel 26:1-28:6

In Audio by Allen Webster

We should be trusting of other people but ultimately we must trust in God. Our repentance needs to be motivated by godly sorrow not earthly consequences. We must recognize the value of souls and we need to encourage others to live in service to the Lord.

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1 Samuel 7:1-8:4

In Audio by Allen Webster

We need to pray to God constantly and request the prayers of others. Only God can solve our problems. He cares for us and He can help us if we cast our cares upon Him. So we need to pray affectionately and fervently for His blessings.

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1 Samuel 14:6-52

In Audio by Allen Webster

We must not bind what God has not bound or loose what He has not loosed. We have to be careful not to make foolish vows. We also have a responsibility to warn those who are in danger of losing their lives or losing their souls. Whenever a decision has a spiritual aspect which needs to be considered someone needs …

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1 Samuel 2:27-6:21

In Audio by Allen Webster

We always need to be faithful but we must not become discouraged if something goes wrong in our Christian lives. We have to put God before everyone and everything else in our lives. We need to listen to His word with careful and thoughtful attention whenever it is preached. We need to follow through with every work we plan to …

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1 Samuel 29:1-30:23

In Audio by Allen Webster

God will not allow us to be tempted above what we are able. He provides a way of escape from every temptation but He does not force us to take it. We can search the Bible and find wisdom to guide us through any difficult situation. The devil may kick us while we’re down but even in the darkest times …

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1 Samuel 2:11-26

In Audio by Allen Webster

We don’t need to trust in our riches but in the God who gives them. The only way to truly hold on to our children is to give them to God by training them to serve Him. We need to be very careful how we behave ourselves because our actions can be a major influence to bring people closer to …

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1 Samuel 8:4-9:27

In Audio by Allen Webster

The only things we need to complain about are sins. God knows what’s best for us and our worldly desires often have unforeseen consequences. We need to live the way God wants us to live not the way the rest of the world lives.