1 Samuel 15 “Obedience is Greater than Religious Sacrifice”

Rusty continues the 1 Samuel series by discussing Saul’s sin. Instead of owning his actions and repenting, Saul makes excuses, blames others, and attempts to justify his sin. He tries to give God a gift to make up for his disobedience, but God is clear that obedience is always better than sacrifice. We can own our sins because Christ has paid for them, and through His grace we can walk in obedience.

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1 Samuel 14 “The Rejected King”

King Saul was chosen by God to be the first King of Israel. But he took a blessing, his kingship, and turned it into an idol by making it the most important thing in his life. God, and God alone, must be the greatest treasure of our heart. When we put other things before Him, we hurt ourselves and those closest to us.

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1 Samuel 5: “The Fall of Dagon and the Victory of Christ”

Evan Forester shares on 1 Samuel 5, which tells the fascinating story of what happened to the Ark of the Covenant when the Philistines took it and offered it to Dagon, their idol. Though the odds seemed stacked against Him, God proved victorious over Dagon, much like Christ proved victorious over the grave. As christians, we can rejoice because we share in that victory.

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