Start with the sovereignty of God (1 Samuel 2:1-10)


Introduce the characters (verse 11-12)

Main Point-The Lord in His omniscience and omnipotence is dynamically involved in people, and events of life. Therefore swim downstream.




Worthless men


Stole God’s offering


Eli not ignorant


Hardened heart


Vs 29 Man of God came and made the accusation 


Consequences and ascension of Samuel


So what? Sprinkle the Good news all up in through this heart breaking story!


  1. Worthless men (vs 12)
    1. To not know the Lord is to be worthless
      1. Analogy of missing pieces
      2. You can find other uses, but it will never have its same worth
        1. Take the cpu out a computer
        2. Take the pages from a book
        3. Take the chips out the dorito bag
    2. Colossians 2:13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 


To condone is to promote

  1. God raises Rocks to do His will! / Ready to be Used! 
    1. We like Samuel are in prime position to be used by God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      1. Mention Samuel being raised as sin is going forth, God’s sovereign plan
    2. John 14:12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.


    1. Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


Gospel: worthless men, avoid the penalty because Jesus took the penalty


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