And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Although Samuel was a godly prophet and judge, his actions played a part in Israel’s desire to be like all the other nations.
God’s people, in all ages, exercised faith (trust) in Him, resulting in sometimes great victories, while at other times, terrible physical losses. However, the one constant was their faith in God.
The sure hope of Christ’s bodily resurrection permeates both the OT and NT Scriptures. As NT believers today, we celebrate the truth that “Christ” arose on the third day, after His crucifixion. Death has been conquered.
The apostle Paul sets forth the meaning and importance of the Lord’s Supper.
First Samuel 7 describes the prerequisites of true revival for those who have wandered away from fellowship with God.
Even Moses, the great Law-giver of Israel, recognized that a life pleasing to God meant one must live “by faith!”
God’s “heavy hand” will rest on those who say “no” to Him, yet every person has an opportunity to avoid this reality.
Samuel, Hophni, and Phinehas had a similar upbringing but took completely different paths in life. Their attitude toward God made all the difference!
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph each demonstrated trust in the true and living God and what He promised for them individually and God’s people corporately.
A clear contrast existed between Hannah’s approach to distress and the Israelites’ approach. One brought victory and the other brought defeat.
The days in which we live are the good old days for us. This is the appointed time for each of us to learn and appreciate what it means to live by faith.
An overview of the historical context of First Samuel and a survey of the book including its primary theme
An attempted look at what Biblical faith is and why it has always mattered
To avoid apostasy, thoughtfully remember the beginning of your testimony determine to remain steadfast until the Lord returns
Christians today possess God’s Word in its entirety—nothing more, nothing less.
The apostle Paul lists several benefits of justification by grace through faith alone.
The apostle Paul explains that justification comes by faith alone apart from works in every age.
Bitterness is common, lethal, & curable if we are to exhibit the Christlike character God desires
For NT believers, there is no turning back to the old ways, despite hardships or trials, thus making us examples of followers of Christ
Because of the work of Christ, in which we confidently trust, which gives us access to God Himself, we must draw near, hold fast, and consider one another, stimulating the brethren to love and good works.
Only by faith in the shed blood of Christ on the cross can any sinner ever be forgiven and reconciled to God
Daniel is a great example of steadfast, godly living in a world that seems to be falling apart.
In the end, life is all about God and his glory. To find meaning in life, we must recognize this fact.
The Once for all sacrifice of Christ’s shed blood is the only hope of forgiveness for anyone, ever
Because youth is fleeting, Solomon urges young people to fear God and serve Him before the effects of old age overtake the body.