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Sermons from July 2021

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The Lord Saves

Scripture: 1 Samuel 11 I. God saves you when there is no one else who can save you. A.  Back in 1 Samuel 8:20 the people of Israel told Samuel they wanted a king who would go out before them and fight their battles. Now Saul is going to fight his first battle as king.…

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Long Live the King!

1 Samuel 10:17-27 God Saves “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all the kingdoms that were oppressing you.’” (v18) A king cannot save you. Only God can do that. “The king…

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The Chosen King

Scripture: 1 Samuel 9:1 – 10:16 I. Israel’s Chosen King a. Who is Saul? – Although Saul comes from some humble beginnings, we can see some things about Saul in this passage that would give the appearance that he could in fact be a great king. b. Saul was tall and handsome – “There was not a man…

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A King Like All the Nations

Scripture: 1 Samuel 8 I. We leave God behind for substitutes. A. Instead of worshiping the one true God, we worship substitutes for God. Earlier in its history, God had anticipated Israel wanting a king. Deuteronomy 17:14-15: “When you come to the land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell…