Current Sunday Study

1 Samuel

 

Every time we have a bible study here at CCAAC, we want to address 3 things every time:

We ask who is God?

What does He think of me?

and what does He want to do?

 

Samuel is a tremendous man of God, tremendous life example for all of us to glean a real life example and instructions and applications for our daily life.  What does the scripture say about this young boy, who will he grow up to be?  In Psalms and Jeremiah, Samuel is listed right next to Moses, and in the context God is saying even if two of the greatest stood before Me (Moses and Samuel) I would not heed the calling of the people.  Samuel is mentioned twice in the Book of Acts and he is mentioned in the context of one of the greatest prophets (so that puts him in the category with Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, and the likes).  And then he is listed in the Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11).  So when we have conversations about Bible greats, we rarely are calling out the name of Samuel, but God does.  And so given before us this day, is an opportunity to study a life of a great man of God, and apply his lessons to our lives.  And, behind this great man, is a great mother and father, and so we get to glean heavily from them as well as we begin our study.

Psalm 99:5–6 (NKJV) 5 Exalt the Lord our God, And worship at His footstool— He is holy. 6 Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon the Lord, and He answered them.

 

Jeremiah 15:1 (NKJV) 1 Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel stood before Me, My mind would not be favorable toward this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth.

 

Acts 3:24 (NKJV) 24 Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.

 

Acts 13:20 (NKJV) 20 “After that He gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

 

Hebrews 11:32–34 (NKJV) 32 And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.