The greatest joy …

"My heart rejoices in the Lord!" (1 Samuel 2:1). Hannah had been blessed by the Lord - and she rejoiced in him. We have been blessed by the Lord - and we rejoice in him. The joy that comes to us from the Lord - this is the greatest joy of all. The joy of the …

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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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Some Simple Thoughts From The Scriptures

Genesis When I was writing these words, I was thinking of some of the stories in the book of Genesis (the book of beginnings). I was thinking about Adam, Abraham and Joseph - and I was thinking about Jesus!___________________________________________ It was the genesis of my life.Things were looking so good.Then, it all went badly wrong.What …

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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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