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The Prayer - by Michael Phillips
The Life of Samuel - Part 2 of 11
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1 Samuel 1:8-2:11
Jun 10, 2007 am - Today, with God's blessing, we will move on in our study of The Life of Samuel. If you don't know his life, I urge you to read it. The whole thing can be found in the Book of 1 Samuel, with most of it, in the first seven chapters. Few men have lived more public lives than he did, and even fewer have set a better example. His life is worth imitating. But 'following his example' is not the main reason it is in the Bible. Like the rest of Scripture, it was written to disclose the character of God and His saving work in Jesus Christ. This will be the emphasis of my sermons, and I pray it's what you get out of them all. For this to occur, however, more will be needed than my speaking and your listening are able to provide. We need nothing less than an almighty persuasion sent from God Himself. Everybody who knew Him knew Jesus was a very great man, as great as John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. But Peter knew more than they did. He knew Him as- The Christ, the Son of the Living God. How did he come to this knowledge? Not his keen powers of observation or his sharp reasoning, but something else- Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not ... More >>>

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