Romans 10:16-11:6; 1 Samuel 12 Key verse: 1 Sam 12:24-25 Big idea: Saul starts his kingship well, but Samuel warns the people that he isn’t a replacement for God. The people have sinned in asking for him, but God can bless them through kingship if they turn to him. Will the people be able to trust […]
Jeremiah 17:1-18; John 7:25-39 Title Verse: Jeremiah 17:9 Big Idea: We have a big problem – sin, indwelling in our heart, and God is the only cure so we need to trust in him.
1 Samuel 9; 1 Samuel 10 Key verse: 1st Samuel 10:01 Big idea: Though Israel has asked for King to lead them – God is still in control.
Jeremiah 15:10-21; Hebrews 10:19-25 Title Verse: Jeremiah 15:16 Big Idea: Living differently brings friction, friction can lead to discouragement and discouragement to unbelief, so find encouragement in God’s word and promises.
Deuteronomy 17:14-20; 1 Samuel 8 Key verse: 1 Samuel 7:12 Big idea: Chapter 7 gives us an ideal picture of the people turning to God, led by a godly prophet, priest, and king (aka judge), and then being delivered by God. However, this doesn’t last, and in chapter 8 the people turn away from God […]
Jeremiah 12, Luke 18:1-7 Title Verse: Jeremiah 12:1 Big Idea: When we feel the sting of injustice we commit our cause to the Lord who brings justice and salvation in Christ, and transforms the unjust to be just.
1 Samuel 5; 1 Samuel 6:13-7:1 Key verse: 1 Sam 6:20 Big idea: Israel, Philistia and Beth Shemesh all treat the ark of the covenant like a trophy, not as holy. God won’t stand for it. In the same way, Christians can treat God in the same way, forgetting his holiness to our own peril.
Jeremiah 10, Colossians 3:1-11 Title Verse: Jeremiah 2:5 Big Idea: You are what you worship – worship idols and become like them, worship God and reflect his character, therefore we should repent of our idols and turn to God as renewed people in Jesus to worship him.
1 Samuel 2:12-26; 1 Samuel 2:27-4:1a Key Verse – 1 Sam 3:13 Big idea: This passage alternates between condemnation of Eli’s sons and glowing reports of Samuel. It sets up for Samuel to be the next priest, prophet and judge of Israel. God will put his man in the job, a theme that will be drawn […]
Jeremiah Ch.1 … Key Verse – Jeremiah 1:5 What would you do if you stood before a hostile crowd to tell them about Jesus?