1 Samuel 3:1-11

1 Samuel 3:1-11


Mpt-Just as God called and spoke to Samuel, God has called and speaks to you His children.  But like Samuel, we must intentionally listen.


Micro moment – macro application



Word of the Lord was rare, no frequent vision

  • Book of the Law
  • Prophets
    • Amos 8:11-12 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. 12They shall wander from sea to sea,

and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the LORD,

but they shall not find it.

    • This was going to change with Samuel


The lamp of God, ark of the Lord

  • Lamp burned day and night outside the veil by commandment
  • Could be that this was his job


The call of samuel


Samuel didn’t recognise God’s call


    • Samuel didn’t yet know the Lord
    • Word of the Lord not revealed to him
      • He was being literally raised in the presence of God, but to know about God is not to know Him
      • 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ
  • Matthew 11:25-30


Samuel intentionally listened for and heard the word of the Lord


So what


  1. God has called us
  • 1 Peter 2:9-12
  • Called us to what?
    • To Himself 
      • Sons and daughters
      • You called my name, and I ran out of that grave!
    • Be be a kingdom of priests
    • To be ambassadors


sw-Recognize the call and move towards intentionality


  1. God is speaking to us so we must listen attentively and intentionally
    • Word of the Lord isn’t rare for us as Americans!
      • 2 timothy 3:16 All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work
        • Want God to teach you?
        • Want God to correct you?  
        • Want God to train you to be righteous?
        • Want God to make you complete, equipped?
        • God is speaking in His word!!!
    • Sometimes we don’t recognize it
  • John 16:13-15
      • He guides, He speaks, He declares, He glorifies God

3) We must be in the presence of the light of the Lord

  • Psalm 42:1-2 As a deer pants for flowing streams so pants my soul for you, O God.

My soul thirst for God, for the living God.  When shall I come and appear before God?

  • Saints let us stay in the presence of God with the graces and spiritual disciplines He has given us:
    • Be in the light of His word
    • Meditate on Scripture
    • Find scripture that speaks to your life
    • Pray
    • Ask God for sensitivity to His Spirit


Gospel God has called us

Sermon Outline on 1 Samuel 3:1-11

God Calls Samuel

call of god

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