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Reading notes – 1 Samuel 18-31- The king is dead, long live the king

by Church Office
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Week commencing 20th August 2017   With a PDF found here Notes for next Sunday’s sermon covering 1 Samuel 18-31, “The king is dead, long live the king”. Although we don’t explore every aspect of chs 18-31, you’ll gain much by reading the entire section as the book (and our series) comes to an end. DAY […]

Reading notes – 1 Samuel 16-17 – The king who saved his people

by Mark Calder
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Week commencing 13th August 2017   With a PDF found here Notes for next Sunday’s sermon covering 1 Samuel 16-17 DAY 1: Read 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Last week, we saw how the tragedy of Saul’s failure distressed the prophet Samuel. Do you recall 15:11? “Samuel was angry and he cried to the LORD.” Saul may have been […]

Reading notes – 1 Samuel 13-15 – The fall of Saul

by Mark Calder
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Week commencing 6th August 2017   With a PDF found here Notes for next Sunday’s sermon covering 1 Samuel 13-15 DAY 1: Read 1 Samuel 13 Saul’s career so far has been something of a rollercoaster. It started, in a sense, with the people’s demand for a king in ch 8. Samuel, spokesman for the Lord, warned […]

Reading notes – 1 Samuel 9-12 – The rise of Saul

by Mark Calder
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Week commencing 30th July 2017   With a PDF found here Notes for next Sunday’s sermon covering 1 Samuel 9-12 DAY 1: Read 1 Samuel 9 We have seen that 1 Samuel deals with leadership – albeit in a complex and unusual way. The book first recounts a turbulent period in the history of Israel during […]

Reading notes – 1 Samuel 8 – A king like the nations

by Mark Calder
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Week commencing 23rd July 2017   With a PDF found here Notes for next Sunday’s sermon covering 1 Samuel 8 DAY 1: Read 1 Samuel 8:1-5 We all crave security in one way or another. Good leadership can provide security, and Samuel was the kind of leader Israel needed to feel secure.  In fact, at […]

Reading notes – 1 Samuel 4-7 – God is King – like it or not

by Mark Calder
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Week commencing 16th July 2017   With a PDF found here Notes for next Sunday’s sermon covering 1 Samuel 4-7 DAY 1: Read 1 Samuel 4 Chapters 1-3 showed us the power of God. The birth of Samuel to the childless Hannah was an answer to her prayers. Chapters 4-7 are also about the power of […]

Reading notes – 1 Samuel- A saviour is born

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Week commencing 9th July 2017   With a PDF found here Notes for next Sunday’s sermon covering 1 Samuel 1-3 DAY 1: Read 1 Samuel 1:1-20 Our usual preaching pattern each year is to study a gospel in Term 1, an epistle (or Acts or Revelation) in Term 2, and Old Testament book in Term 3 […]