1 SAMUEL 12

3 Outlines

 

1 Samuel 12

THE END OF AN ERA

 

A king (Saul) had been installed.  Samuel, who was the last judge to rule over Israel before the monarchy began, is giving a farewell sermon to the Children of Israel.

 

MINISTRY REVIEWED – Vss. 1-5

Samuel establishes the integrity of his ministry.

 

MISTAKES REMEMBERED – Vss. 6-12

God had blessed Israel, but Israel rebelled, worshipping false Gods.  Also Israel had asked for a king.

 

MONARCH RECEIVED – Vss. 13-15

They now had the king they desired. Obedience to the Lord under the new king was called for.

 

MOVEMENT REQUESTED – Vss. 16-19

It was the time of the wheat harvest, a time when it didn’t usually rain. Samuel requested in prayer that in rain to give credibility to his words that they were wrong in asking for a king. The request was answered and the people feared.

 

MERCY REASSURED – Vss. 20-25

Samuel assured the people that were not to fear but to faithfully follow the Lord.

 

 

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1 Samuel 12

SERMON AT GILGAL

 

The new king, Saul, had been given a great victory by God.  Samuel called the people to renew their covenant with God at Gilgal. 1 Samuel 11:14-15

 

REVIEW OF SAMUEL'S INTEGRITY - Vss. 1-5

Samuel makes sure that his reputation is clean.  This gave credibility to what he was going to say.

 

REMINDER OF GOD'S FAITHFULNESS - Vss. 6-15

Samuel itemizes certain ways that God had been faithful to deliver Israel and encourages them to continue to serve Him.

 

REBUKE FOR SEEKING A KING - Vss. 16-19

Israel had done the wrong thing to demand a king.  This is made evident by the storm that came up.

 

REASSURANCE OF SUPPORT - Vss. 20-25

They were to fear the Lord - Vss. 20-21, 24-25

God would not forsake His people - Vs. 22

Samuel would continue to pray and teach - Vs. 23

 

 

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1 Samuel 12:23 etc.

PRAYERS

 

There are many kinds of prayer found in the Bible. Here are three types of prayer that we should imitate.

 

FAITHFUL PRAYER - 1 Samuel 12:23

Samuel was not going to sin against the Lord by failing to pray for others. He would faithful lift them up before the "Throne of Grace". Ephesians 6:18

 

FORCEFUL PRAYER - 1 Kings 17:17-24, 1 Kings 18:36-46, James 5:17-18

When Elijah prayed things happened!  Elijah's prayers were prayers of faith. Mark 11:24, 1 John 5:14-15

 

FRUITFUL PRAYER - Job 42:10

Job was delivered from his own problems when he prayed for his friends. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

God blessed Job greatly when he prayed.

 

 

 

 

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