Remember the Lord's past blessings, and let them inspire you to step into the future with him …

"The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine" (1 Samuel 17:37). David looked back - and remembered what the Lord had done for him. Then, he looked at Goliath - and he declared his faith in the Lord: what …

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The voice of the Lord …

Three times, Samuel said to Eli: "Here I am; you called me" (1 Samuel 3:5,6,8). The next time, Samuel, with the help of Eli (1 Samuel 3:8-9), knew that it was the Lord calling him, and he prayed, "Speak, for your servant is listening" (1 Samuel 3:10). The Word of God is preached to us, …

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The Holy Spirit – Learning from 1 Samuel

Everyone was so happy - ‘Long live the king! (1 Samuel 10:24). Everything seemed to be so promising - ‘The Spirit of God came mightily upon Saul’ (1 Samuel 11:6). God’s people were victorious (1 Samuel 11:11). God’s people ‘rejoiced greatly’ (1 Samuel 11:15). This is not, however, the whole story. Things were to get …

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