To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. All of this spelled the end of sauls dynasty, and this samuel told to saul. Samuel told saul, the lord sent me to anoint you as king over his people israel. Saul was disqualified from leadership because he failed to obey.
Obedience better than sacrifice the spurgeon center. Our message series is on david and saul, and today we are going to be talking about dealing with gods delays. We find hope in the word of god of a son that will bring complete fulfillment and sufficiency. Obedience better than sacrifice, homiletic magazine, 1 samuel 15. Through his questioning samuel got to the bottom of the matter and exposed sauls sin. Find top church sermons, illustrations, and powerpoints for preaching on 1 samuel 15. Samuel had said twice to saul and the people in 1 samuel 12. For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. The presents under the tree are totally different every year, but the tree has to be the same. Those who never heard the gospel will not be condemned for their not believing it. The old testament brings us hope for a savior that will crush the serpents head and relinquish the shame and guilt of sin. Now before we read the passage, and its 1 samuel chapter 14 saul and about six hundred men are on one side of a valley and about thirty thousand plus philistines, or philistines, are encamped on the other side of the valley.
A mother is said to have once told this story about her little boy. Does the lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the lord. Saul was to be an instrument of god in judging amalek. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the lord. Click here for more messages from the book of 1 samuel. Sermons from i samuel 15 and others keep believing ministries.
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. In fact, the remaining sin in us often becomes more fiercely determined after it has been overthrown by the gospel. This is the last message in our series on the rise and fall of saul. Our sermon ideas on 1 samuel will help you preach a powerful message on the beginnings of earthly kingship. Preach on topics including the birth and call of samuel the prophet, the return of the ark of the covenant to israel, israels demand for an earthly king, and the rise and fall of sauls reign. Gods prophet, priest, and judge, chapters 1 8 chapter 1 this first book of samuel.
The paperback bible presents the bible by the book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Ahimelek trembled when he met him, and asked, why are you alone. Samuel said, has the lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the lord. He feared the displeasure of the people more than the displeasure of god. Begin reading the passage at verse 1 in order to grasp the immediate context. Nov 14, 2014 sermon by tony hobbs 9th december 2014. Later, saul failed to totally annihilate the amalekites as god had instructed him in chapter 15. We know the spirit of god departed from saul and was replaced by an evil spirit from the lord. Do we sometimes think that sharing the gospel once in a while will somehow make up for all the missed opportunities the lord has brought our. Introduction to book of 1 samuel, israels first king. Samuel also said to saul, the lord sent me to anoint you king over his people, over israel.
It has been an interesting journey as we have traced sauls rise to leadership and then his eventual falling away from the lord. David answered ahimelek the priest, the king sent me on a mission and said to me, no one is to know anything about the mission i am sending you on. David at nob david went to nob, to ahimelek the priest. He led saul to samuel, and prepares samuel to anoint him king. Recap david has been secretly anointed by samuel as sauls successor. Disobedience, pride, selfdeception, rejection ray fowler. Many today fail to recognize the pervasive, worldwide impact this one translation has had as it became the book of the english empire just as that empire spread to the ends of the earth, taking with it the kjv. The historical books a good introduction to and overview of the historical books of the old testament joshua, judgesruth, 1 and 2 samuel, 1 and 2 kings, 1 and 2 chronicles, ezra, nehemiah, esther other resources. Saul becomes king, battles israels enemies, god rejects saul 1 samuel 9. An introduction to the book of first samuel an argument of the book of first samuel j. Articles sermons topics books podcasts filter resources by ask pastor john. Click here to return to the sermons page 1 samuel 22. Do all these help the spread of the gospel by obedience to the precept, go ye into all. Click here to return to the sermons page 1 samuel 15.
The biggest news in books and bibles this year has been the 400th anniversary of the publication of the king james version. But now the leader himself has feared man and turned away from following god 1 samuel 15. As for my men, i have told them to meet me at a certain place. In 1 samuel 8 we find an incident that forever changed israels course and it was a change for the worse. Find top church sermons, illustrations, and powerpoints for preaching on 1 samuel 22. Sermons from i samuel 15 the end of the beginning i samuel 31 ii samuel 1 god unchanging 1 samuel 15. Articles sermons topics books podcasts features about donate. I cant commend enough richard fosters book entitled simply prayer if you are serious about prayer.
Has the lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the lord. Sermons from i samuel the end of the beginning i samuel 31 ii samuel 1 god unchanging 1 samuel 15. Commentating on this passage, john woodhouse writes, 1 samuel, p. One of the things we learn from reading scripture, as well as from life experience, is that gods timetable is often quite. Sermons on 1 samuel first presbyterian church, jackson. Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. Samuel rebuked saul for this, but saul never really repented of this sin. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills exposition of the bible.863 1470 449 237 1161 1 499 261 1182 1324 1239 749 880 906 784 1373 13 268 474 32 610 1484 28 944 516 1333 283 734 389 203 227 1420 1404 1119 911 1076 78 718 1259 546 324 696 72 979 807 1381