SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS & MEDIA ON 1 SAMUEL

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, Israel's demand for an earthly king, and the rise and fall of Saul's reign. Prepare your messages on God's Word in 1 Samuel with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


1 SAMUEL SERMON OUTLINES

by Stan Coffey

The two books of Samuel were originally one volume in the Hebrew text. Upon its translation into the Greek, Samuel was joined with the book of Kings and the total work was called the Books of the Kingdoms. In order to keep the work from becoming voluminous, it was divided at that time into four divisions now found in the English text...

by Miles Seaborn

INTRO. ILL. of going through a church this week. Three men of different ages - ears. Saw in Beginner department the picture of Samuel on his mat saying, ''Speak, Lord, they servant heareth.'' Each of us said our earliest recollection of Sunday School God's Word - religious teaching - were these pictures. Samuel stand out in God's Word. He was the last...

by Dennis Marquardt

INTRO: What is a child? A cute little bundle of energy that is often self-programmed! They are explorers, trekkers seeking out new things, going where every man has gone before their 5 year mission, to explore, mess up, turn upside down, to laugh, to cry until they become humans sometime around the age of 21. (Or in some cases, later!) Most of...

by Jerry Vines

Tonight is the beginning of a brand study which I am calling, Kings on Parade. We are going to look at the double books in the Old Testament. There are six books in the Old Testament which are called the double books, Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles. In these books we have the transition in the life...

by Jeff Strite

OPEN: Years ago, when a person would use the telephone operator to help make phone calls, a small boy dialed "O" asked the operator to call a number for him. He didn't speak clearly, so she had trouble understanding him and asked him to repeat the number several times. After about the fourth time repeating himself, the little boy blurted out "You operators...

by Jim Henry

Courage is the opposite of cowardice, and every one of us faces at some time in our life the choice of courage or cowardice. It usually begins somewhere in grammar school, when you begin to know the difference between right and wrong. When you see a wrong taking place--for instance, a bully picking on a little kid--if you're little...

by Clarence E. Macartney

No witch scene from Shakespeare or writer of fiction can surpass in awe and gripping interest this scene at the cave of Endor where the woman with the familiar spirit bends over her cauldron. Saul had been a great soldier; but now the time had come for Saul to fight his last battle. Haggard and haunted with care...

by Roger Thomas

Introduction: Unlike most other religious and national histories, the Bible records its heroes "warts and all." Some people find this a bit shocking. The Bible tells the exploits of the great men and women of faith, but turns right around and reveals some awfully destructive weaknesses. Some are tempted to read this as if the Bible were downplaying or condoning...

by John Barnett

The Lord of life, the Creator--God Himself, once said something very sobering. He said that the day of our death is better than the day of our birth (Ecclesiastes 7:1-2). Why would He tell us that? Because at the end, after the life is finished, the real person is known. That life with all of its opportunities and obstacles, accomplishments and failures is ready...

by Rich Wooten

Friendship is a necessity in this life. Plain and simple. Without friendship, the luster of life is dulled and our lives become a little less. With friendship such a necessity, why is it that the art of friendship has been lost or is waning? What does it mean to be a true friend? What does a good friend look like? How do I keep friends?...