Speak Lord (1 Samuel 3:1 to 4:1)

Graham Nicholls

Speak LORD, for your servant is listening

It was a dark time but God graciously starts to speak to the willing listener Samuel who becomes a prophet in Israel empowered by God. We need to be eager listeners, receptive to God speaking to us. We hear from God in the Bible but especially through the willing servant and faithful prophet Jesus. We have a prophetic ministry – bringing God’s word to others – faithfully, boldly, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

To listen to Graham Nicholls preaching from 1 Samuel 3 at Christ Church on Sunday morning 30th June 2013 use the link below.

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Below are the questions for community groups

What do you think are the themes running through this chapter?

Looking at v1 and v21 what has happened?

How does the writer use the story to emphasise the points they are trying to make?

How is God being gracious right now to you, to the church and to our society?

How can you be an eager listener? What disciplines do you use to regularly hear God’s word?

How is Jesus a prophet?

What is your prophetic ministry?


Series: 1 Samuel (2013)

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