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1 Samuel 3:1-10                          http://rdcramblings.com/Sunday 5 August 2012
The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord               under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord               was ra...
Samuel answered, “Here I am. ” And he ran to               Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”               But Eli...
A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And               Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I               am...
1. Your             past does                 not             determine                your               futureSunday 5 A...
1. Your             past does                 not             determine                your               futureSunday 5 A...
1. Your       The Lord was with Samuel as he grew       up, and he let none of Samuel’s words        past does       fall ...
2. Your circumstances do                 not determine your                       actionsSunday 5 August 2012
2. Your circumstances do        Eli’s sons were scoundrels; they had no               not determine your the          rega...
2. Your circumstancesSo, if         “The eye is the lamp of the body. do       Eli’s sonsis healthy, your whole body will ...
3. You           choose             your            focusSunday 5 August 2012
3. You           choose             your            focusSunday 5 August 2012
4. You are made to hear                        God’s voiceSunday 5 August 2012
4. You are made to hear                 God’s voice       When he has brought out all his own, he        goes before them,...
Would you know the voice of     God if it hit you in the face?Sunday 5 August 2012
5. Be careful not to become            a priest who cannot seeSunday 5 August 2012
5. Be careful not to become            a priest Eli, whose eyes were             One night who cannot see      becoming so...
- Eli was almost blind         physically, was he also               blind spiritually?          - he had lost his vision ...
- he had been            warned       previously but      had failed to act        - he had habit      and tradition, but ...
“Listen to no man who fails to                   listen to God.”...No man has                   any right to offer advice ...
The                       EndSunday 5 August 2012
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1 samuel 3:1-10 Presentation Notes

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1 samuel 3:1-10 Presentation Notes

  1. 1. 1 Samuel 3:1-10 http://rdcramblings.com/Sunday 5 August 2012
  2. 2. The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel.Sunday 5 August 2012
  3. 3. Samuel answered, “Here I am. ” And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” “My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.Sunday 5 August 2012
  4. 4. A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel! ” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”Sunday 5 August 2012
  5. 5. 1. Your past does not determine your futureSunday 5 August 2012
  6. 6. 1. Your past does not determine your futureSunday 5 August 2012
  7. 7. 1. Your The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words past does fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dannot to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the determine Lord. The Lord continued to appear at yourthere he revealed himself to Shiloh, and future Samuel through his word.Sunday 5 August 2012
  8. 8. 2. Your circumstances do not determine your actionsSunday 5 August 2012
  9. 9. 2. Your circumstances do Eli’s sons were scoundrels; they had no not determine your the regard for the Lord...This sin of actions young men was very great in the Lord’s sight, for they were treating the Lord’s offering with contempt. But Samuel was ministering before theLord—a boy wearing a linen ephod. 2:12, 17-18Sunday 5 August 2012
  10. 10. 2. Your circumstancesSo, if “The eye is the lamp of the body. do Eli’s sonsis healthy, your whole body will your eye were scoundrels; they had no not determine your the beregard light, but if your eyesinbad, your full of for the Lord...This is of actions young men was be full of darkness...Sell whole body will very great in the Lord’s sight, for they were treating the needy. your possessions, and give to Lord’s offering with contempt. Provide yourselves with money bags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the But Samuel was ministering before heavens that boy wearing a linen ephod. theLord—a does not fail...For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 2:12, 17-18 Matt 6:22, 23, Luke 12:33, 34Sunday 5 August 2012
  11. 11. 3. You choose your focusSunday 5 August 2012
  12. 12. 3. You choose your focusSunday 5 August 2012
  13. 13. 4. You are made to hear God’s voiceSunday 5 August 2012
  14. 14. 4. You are made to hear God’s voice When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice... For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. John 10:4, Rom 8:14Sunday 5 August 2012
  15. 15. Would you know the voice of God if it hit you in the face?Sunday 5 August 2012
  16. 16. 5. Be careful not to become a priest who cannot seeSunday 5 August 2012
  17. 17. 5. Be careful not to become a priest Eli, whose eyes were One night who cannot see becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place...Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy...“What was it he said to you?” Eli asked...So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Then Eli said, “He is the Lord; let him do what is good in his eyes.”Sunday 5 August 2012
  18. 18. - Eli was almost blind physically, was he also blind spiritually? - he had lost his vision - he chose to ignore sin, possibly for fear of losing what little he had - the result was that he lost everything, the priesthood, his preeminent positionSunday 5 August 2012
  19. 19. - he had been warned previously but had failed to act - he had habit and tradition, but had lost GodSunday 5 August 2012
  20. 20. “Listen to no man who fails to listen to God.”...No man has any right to offer advice who has not first heard God speak. No man has any right to counsel others who is not ready to hear and follow the counsel of the Lord. AW TozerSunday 5 August 2012
  21. 21. The EndSunday 5 August 2012

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