It was a crucial time in their history. God’s people had no king and everyone did whatever they thought was right (Judges 21:25). God had been silent for many years, but now he was going to break in and teach them about who was really to lead them.
It’s a lesson we need to learn as well. By default, we lead ourselves by whatever we think best. Usually based upon our desires, preferences, impulses or other things. But the one who should lead us is God’s Son, who knows the beginning from the end and is establishing his rule over all things. Surely he’s a better leader for us that to simply lead ourselves.
Here are the plans, up until Easter, for our coming evening series:
|8 Jan||1 Sam. 1:1-2:11||Hoping for a Baby Boy|
|22 Jan||1 Sam. 2:12-4:1||Listening to the Lord|
|29 Jan||1 Sam. 4:1-22||When it All Goes Wrong|
|5 Feb||1 Sam. 5:1-7:2||God in Exile|
|12 Feb||1 Sam. 7:2-17||When it All Goes Well|
|26 Feb||1 Sam. 8:1-22||Just Like Everyone Else|
|5 Mar||1 Sam. 9:1-10:27||The Head and Shoulders Man|
|12 Mar||1 Sam. 11:1-12:25||Spirit-Filled Leadership|
|19 Mar||1 Sam. 13:1-14:52||Like Father Not Like Son|
|26 Mar||1 Sam. 15:1-16:23||The Rise and Fall of Kings|
|2 Apr||1 Sam. 17:1-58||David the Giant Slayer|
|9 Apr||1 Sam. 18:1-19:24||The Angry Green Giant|