Category Archives: A King is Coming

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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November 19 – A King is Coming – Blessing and Obedience

Read 1 Samuel 12:1-25 Although Samuel will live on for several more chapters, seemingly in anticipation of his death, he takes hold of an opportunity to address the people of God.  In chapter 12, he attempts to communicate three things. He … Continue reading

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November 18 – A King is Coming – Weighing the Cost of Compromise

Read 1 Samuel 11:1-15 Even though Saul had been anointed and publicly acknowledged as king of Israel . . . even though God had chosen and the people had cheered . . . the nation had not yet had opportunity to … Continue reading

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November 17 – A King is Coming – An Unlikely Servant

Read 1 Samuel 9:1-10:27 As we launch into the 9th chapter of 1 Samuel, God has approved the position and the Israelites have agreed to the conditions of a king over Israel.  All that remained was finding the right man.  How do … Continue reading

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November 16 – A King is Coming – God as King

Read 1 Samuel 8:1-22 Some people just seem to have a problem with authority.  It doesn’t matter who the authority figure is or what rule or restriction he/she may be trying to enforce, those who struggle with authority will likely object. … Continue reading

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November 15 – A King is Coming – Cycles

Read 1 Samuel 7:1-17 Even though the book of 1 Samuel is, in title, distinct from the book of Judges, its first chapters portray for us the final segment of the period of the Judges.   This period, spanning roughly 350 years … Continue reading

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November 14 – A King is Coming – God is not Mocked!

Read 1 Samuel 5:1-6:21 Years ago, a Russian leader is reported to have publicly expressed his conviction that God does not exist.  As his proof, he cited the cosmonauts who had been in space and yet had not seen God … Continue reading

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