In contrast to the young boy Samuel, faithfully worshipping in the temple, the sons of the high priest Eli, profane the name of God. God will judge them, but at the same time he is going to preserve his people by raising up a faithful priesthood and a great prophet.
To listen to Mark Ventham preaching from 1 Samuel at Christ Church on Sunday morning 16th June 2013 use the link below.
Below are the questions for community group
What was said in the sermon that made an impact on you? How did you feel about what was said?
When do we find it hard to believe God is at work building his house? And why?
How might we encourage one another, challenge one another that He is? How does knowing He is at work always change our perspective when we find it hard to believe He isn’t?
When do we honour other things/ people before God? Why?
What will it mean for us to honour God above other things? What will that look like in terms of Sunday’s, Mid-week groups, serving, evangelism?
What reasons (lies, excuses) do we give for justifying why we honour other things over God? What is legitimate, what is not? How can we help one another discern what is legitimate and what is not?
How does our honouring of God above all things help us be better spouses, parents, children, employers/ employees?
How does knowing Jesus is building God’s eternal house, a house that will never be destroyed, motivate you to honour God above all things and comfort you when you fail in honouring God above all things?
Series: 1 Samuel (2013)