Category Archives: 1 Samuel

April 9 – Jesse Tree – A Shepherd King?

Read 1 Samuel 16:1-13, 17:1-51, 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 7:8-11 “For the Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7 David was a small shepherd boy who played … Continue reading

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April 8 – Jesse Tree – A King

Read 1 Samuel 7:15-8:22 “So all the elders of Israel…said to [Samuel], ‘You are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.’” 1 Samuel 8:6, … Continue reading

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January 24 – God’s Will – God’s will and celebration

Read 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11 Cynical creatures that we are, we can falsely conclude that the will of God is . . . Something that God only reluctantly reveals.  We may wrongly feel that we will have to beg and bargain in … Continue reading

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November 23 – A King is Coming – The Power of Jealousy

Read 1 Samuel 18:1-19:24 It seemed that everyone loved David . . . well, almost everyone.  King Saul certainly did not!  Jealousy and fear seemed to dominate his thoughts and fuel his actions. But Saul seemed to be in the minority.  … Continue reading

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November 22 – A King is Coming – Low Tolerance and High Confidence

Read 1 Samuel 17:1-58 It shouldn’t have been David.  That’s right.  Humanly speaking, David should not have been the one to conquer Goliath.  David didn’t even come close to Goliath in height.  With Goliath towering over 9 feet in the air, … Continue reading

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November 21 – A King is Coming – Sovereign God and Eternal Plans

Read 1 Samuel 16:1-23 If you were to trace through one of the primary threads of the Bible, you would discover that it has been part of the eternal plan of God to reconcile all things to Himself in Jesus Christ.  … Continue reading

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November 20 – A King is Coming – Consequences of Disobedience

Read 1 Samuel 13:1-15; 14:24-48; 15:1-35 “If you fear the Lord and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God—good!  But if you do … Continue reading

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