Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
June 2, 2019
Central Passage
I Samuel 3:1-19
Subject
AM Sermon
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JUNE 2, 2019; A.M. SERVICE

“DO YOU HEAR GOD?”

I SAMUEL 3:1-19

INTRODUCTION:

A.  God is specific in His dealings with man; Hebrews 1:1-2

      1.  He has spoken directly to man; Genesis 3:8

      2.  He has spoken through the prophets; Hebrews 1:1

      3.  He has spoken to man through angels; Luke 1:11, 28-31

B.  God speaks to us through Christ and His word; Hebrews 1:2

C.  Our lesson is based on the story of God’s call of Samuel the prophet

D.  Our topic “Do You Hear God?”

I.  THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF SAMUEL’S CALLING:

A.  Samuel was the son of Elkanah and Hannah; I Samuel 1-3 (As needed)

      1.  Hannah was barren and prayed for God to give her a son; I Samuel 1:11

      2.  When the child was weaned, she kept her vow to God; I Samuel 1:24-28

B.  Eli’s sons were abusing the things of God, so God told Eli his sons would be “cut off” from serving            Him; I Samuel 2:12-36 (12)

      1.  “I will honor them that honor me”; I Samuel 2:30-33

      2.  Eli’s sons were both to die in one day; I Samuel 2:34

C.  God told Eli that He would raise up a faithful priest; I Samuel 2:35-36

II.  SAMUEL WAS MINISTERING TO THE LORD: I Samuel 2:18; 3:1

A.  Eli, being old and blind had gone to sleep; I Samuel 3:2-3

B.  The Lord called Samuel; I Samuel 3:4

      1.  Samuel thought that Eli had called him; I Samuel 3:5-8

      2.  Eli instructed Samuel; I Samuel 3:9

C.  Samuel answers the call of the Lord; I Samuel 3:10

      1.  The Lord tells Samuel of the end of Eli’s family; I Samuel 3:11-14

      2.  Samuel informs Eli of God’s plan; I Samuel 3:15-18

III.  “THE WORD OF THE LORD WAS PRECIOUS IN THOSE DAYS”:

         I Samuel 3:1

A.  It was very rarely known by the Israelites; I Samuel 2:12, 17

B.  “There was no open vision”; I Samuel 3:1b

C.  Samuel did not fail to share God’s word; I Samuel 3:19

CONCLUSION:

A.  God has called us to share the message of salvation; Mark 16:15-16

B.  If we neglect to share God’s word, He will cut us off as well; Matthew 7:21-23

C.  Have you obeyed the gospel of Christ? Matthew 11:28-30