Sermons from March 2021
Foolishly, the people of God have rejected His kingship and desired a king like all the other nations. Now Israel is on the hunt for their first earthly king. Into this scene, Saul is thrust. Pastor Ben introduces us to the man who would become king and helps us grapple with what God was revealing to His people.
Israel has been on a roller-coast of perpetual change. They have come through seasons of war, loss, victory, corruption, and re-dedication. Now, as Samuel flags that his time in leadership might be coming to an end, the nation begins to look to its future. But will they look in the right direction?
The nation has suffered painfully under the corrupt leadership of Eli’s household. But God has raised up Samuel, the answer to a broken lady’s prayers, to lead the nation. Pastor Ben helps us find hope in the new thing God was doing amongst His people.
Last week we saw the shocking and sorrowful moment that God willingly allowed Himself to be defeated in order to remain faithful to His word. This week Pastor Joe looks at what happens to the Ark of God while it is in Philistine captivity and how God reveals two staggering truths about who He really is.