Sunday Morning 06/19: Unit 9, Session 5: Eli’s Sons Disobeyed God (1 Samuel 4-6)

The ark of the covenant was a physical reminder of God’s tangible presence with his people. Rather than treat the ark with reverence, they treated the ark as a sort of good luck charm. In our Bible story today, we see what happened when the ark was taken from the people of Israel.  Except inContinue reading “Sunday Morning 06/19: Unit 9, Session 5: Eli’s Sons Disobeyed God (1 Samuel 4-6)”

Sunday Morning 06/12: Unit 9, Session 4: God Provided for Hannah

When was the last time you prayed fervently to God? What did you need? Did He answer in a way you expected? When Hannah wanted a baby, she cried out to God with great earnestness so much that the priest Eli thought she was drunk. Hannah had confidence that God heard her prayer. She understoodContinue reading “Sunday Morning 06/12: Unit 9, Session 4: God Provided for Hannah”

Sunday Morning 5/29: Unit 9, Session 2: God Used Samson

Samson is one of those characters in the Bible you don’t easily forget. He was strong, handsome, successful, and blind. He is what in literature is called an anti-type. He is a type of Christ in all the wrong ways. Samson was consecrated from an early age yet disobeyed his covenant promises and dishonored hisContinue reading “Sunday Morning 5/29: Unit 9, Session 2: God Used Samson”

Sunday Morning 5/22: Unit 9, Session 1: The People Kept Sinning

In the Book of Judges, we see a cycle of sin, oppression, repentance, rescue, obedience, and then back to sin. The condition of man’s heart when left to himself will “do what is right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). Our own hearts lead us to sinful behavior that leads to enslavement to sin. JudgesContinue reading “Sunday Morning 5/22: Unit 9, Session 1: The People Kept Sinning”