Monday, September 08, 2008

Serving the LORD Faithfully, 1 Samuel 3:1-10,15-4:1a

Our second lesson from 1 Samuel, verses 2:12-4:1a, is titled, “Serving the LORD Faithfully”. The focus is a contrast between Samuel’s faithful service and the unfaithful service of Eli’s two wicked sons. It seems to me that the text emphasizes the faithfulness of the LORD. He is the one who faithfully “keeps on keeping on” by calling Samuel to replace Eli’s corrupt, priestly line.

I’m sure Eli’s sons had excuses for their despicable behavior. Look at this page of excuses to see if you can find something to help you kick off this lesson with a discussion of excuses we make. I like the Ten Most Used Excuses at the bottom of the page.

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