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The rise of David

Today we see the beginning of the decline of Saul, but the rise of David. The Lord blesses faithfulness and humility. Trust you have experienced the same.   1 Samuel 15: The LORD Rejects Saul 1     And Samuel said to Saul, "The LORD sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the LORD. 2     Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I have noted what Amalek did to Is...
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The difference between Saul and Jonathan

Saul continues to show Israel that he is in fact a Saviour king. But some cracks start to appear. 1 Samuel 13: Saul Fights the Philistines 1    Saul was ...  years old when he began to reign, and he reigned ... and two years over Israel. 2    Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. T...
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Saul starts well...

Saul starts off well and does in fact look like he will be a good king and protect the people. Take a look. 1 Samuel 11: Saul Defeats the Ammonites 1     Then Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh-gilead, and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, "Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you." 2     But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, "On this condition I will make a treaty with you, that I g...
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Saul anointed king

This time of year we celebrate the heavenly king that came as our Saviour. Saul was installed as an earthly king. He actually didn’t start out too bad. Have a read and be blessed. 1 Samuel 9: Saul Chosen to Be King 1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. There was not a man am...
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If God does not rule over us

If God does not rule over us, what help shall we receive from an earthy king? The Israelites believed they could receive much from such a request. The reality proved otherwise. Take a look at how it all started. 1 Samuel 7: 1     And the men of Kiriath-jearim came and took up the ark of the LORD and brought it to the house of Abinadab on the hill. And they consecrated his son Eleazar to have charge of the ark of the LORD. 2...
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The Philistines and the Ark

The Lord does not show partiality to those who disregard His holiness. The Philistines and the Israelites both suffered loss due to a lack of reverence for the presence of the LORD. May we do more than just pray “Hallowed be Your Name”, but actually live it out.  1 Samuel 5: The Philistines and the Ark 1     When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2    ...
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The ministry of Samuel begins

Willow Creek Community church  Hard to believe that December has arrived for 2015. We are in the book of 1st Samuel for 3 weeks leading up to Christmas.   1 Samuel 1: The Birth of Samuel 1     There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. 2     He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, an...
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Final Days of Babylon

What is the greatest enemy in your life. You may say sin or Satan. Babylon was the epitome of the worldly enemy of Jerusalem and Judah. Today we read of the final destruction of what was initially Israel’s saviour.   Jeremiah 51: The Utter Destruction of Babylon 1     Thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon, against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai, 2     a...
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Judgement, judgement everywhere!

The God of Israel is the God of all the nations. Babylon is used as the nation that the God of Israel raises up to bring about His purposes upon other nations. This is what we see in these two chapters in this morning’s reading. Keep seeking Him.   Jeremiah 48: Judgment on Moab 1     Concerning Moab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Woe to Nebo, for it is laid waste! Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is tak...
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Hard to believe that December has arrived for 2015. We are in the book of 1st Samuel for 3 weeks. Then just before Christmas we will start the book of Luke. Praise the Lord for His Son, Jesus our Saviour.

 1 Samuel 1: The Birth of Samuel 1     There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. 2     He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. 3     Now this man used t...
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