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.