Samuel

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January 6 - 27, 2018

Samuel was called to be a prophet for Israel at a critical time in their history. The pressure from the surrounding nations was intense, and Israel was struggling to figure out what kind of people they would be and how they would interact with the world around them. Samuel sees them through uncertainty, turmoil, and transition, demonstrating to us three millennia later what happens when God's servants—you and I—answer God's call with courage and humility.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Samuel (Part 1)

The story of Samuel begins with Hannah, his mother. Hannah was barren, without hope for the future, and God created new possibility where Hannah could see none at all. In Israel's barrenness and our own, God is capable of opening up possibilities that we would never imagine.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Samuel (Part 2)

God calls Samuel with an audible voice, much the way we wish God would speak to us today. But there's more to this story than a booming divine voice—it reminds us that God is still calling to us, still speaking today.