Sermons

Domesticating God
God on a leash? (1 Samuel 4) God in a cage? (1 Samuel 5) Who can stand? (1 Samuel 6) Domesticating God?

Waiting for the True Priest
Eli’s Worthless Sons (2:12-17) Eli’s Weak Rebuke (2:22-25) God’s Word to Eli (2:26-36; 3:11-18) A New House Rises? (2:18, 26; 3:19-21) God’s True Priest Hebrews 9:11-14

The LORD Lifts Up
Hannah’s Problem (1:1-8) Hannah’s Promise (1:9-18) God’s Provision (1:19-28) Hannah’s Praise (2:1-11) 1 Samuel and Us What does this show us about God? What does this show us about how God works in Jesus? Philippians 2:6-11 What does this show us about people? 1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Delayed Gratification
Waiting for lasting wealth (vv17-19) Waiting for lasting truth (vv20-21) Will you wait for something better?

How are you teaching?
The failings of false teaching: Fighting (vv3-5) Finance (vv6-10) Flee and fight (vv11-16) How are you teaching?

Honourable Work
Slaves … 1 Corinthians 7:21; Colossians 4:1; Galatians 3:28 Work for God’s honour (v1) Work because of gospel love (v2)

Honouring Elders
Honour elders by Financial support (vv17-18) Taking sin seriously (vv19-21) Being slow to appoints (vv22-25) Honouring our elders (Unfortunately there was some distortion in the recording.)

Honouring Widows
Relationships in God’s Household (vv1-2) Honour Widows (v3) In your family (vv4, 7-8, 16) In God’s family (vv5-6, 9-10) … but with a warning (vv11-15) How are we honouring widows?

Training for Eternity
1. Practicing for eternity (vv6-10) 2. Persevering for others (vv11-16) 3. Are you persevering and practicing godliness? (We had technical troubles, so this was recorded after the service.)

Does godliness mean saying ‘no’?
What’s the time? (v1) False forbidding (vv1-3a) True thankfulness (vv3b-5) Saying ‘yes’ with thankfulness