Browse Sermons on 1 Samuel 7. I. (Isaiah 38:10, 12, Psalm 73:22, 23; and 116:11, 12.) 3. What are the Christian's experiences but returns of prayers. (3) Sometimes God helps His people by appointing means. The expression of gratitude was public and monumental. Let us now. As often as we behold it we shall be stirred to fresh thanksgiving. Online Sermon: http://www.mckeesfamily.com/?page_id=3567 His arm alone has brought salvation nigh. And each subsequent communion is a gazing afresh upon the memorial of victory won by Christ. 1 Samuel 7:2-13, Denomination: 3. The promise of Divine help is conditional; and only let the conditions of the promise be fulfilled, and the help shall be continued. Samuel was raised in God’s Temple in Shiloh. "Hitherto," wrote Samuel, "the Lord hath helped us." (4) Sometimes without means. God is attentive to "times end seasons;" and the Divine slowness has never been opposed to the Divine punctuality. It was like the flag which stirs the soldier's martial spirit. Click here to return to the Sermons page.. 1 Samuel 7:2-17 (Samuelâs leadership). After 20 years of misery, they faced the same battlefield and the same enemy. How conducive it may be to the glory of God. There may have been second causes: gracious interpositions and friendly agencies; but above and beyond all, the good man recognises the hand of God, and in real devotion says, "Hitherto the Lord hath helped me. Foursquare, Scripture: The victory obtained was by the lamb. 2 The ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long timeâtwenty years in all.. Samuel Subdues the Philistines at Mizpah. How much we owe to the God of our salvation. Christians need assistance from a power superior to their own as certainly as did Israel at this crisis. We shall surely see God when we long after Him. All that God permits us to do, is to approach Him in importunate, believing prayer, leaving the result to His own unerring disposal. “Are you lonesome tonight?” Universal. Earnest written or spoken words for God. SERMONS ON 1 SAMUEL. THE PRINCIPLES OF THE TEXT, AS THEY ENTER DEEPLY INTO RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. 1. How helpful the record may be to ourselves in times of conflict and trial. Impossible! 3. If we must have tyrants let them be strong ones, for they are never so jealous or cruel as those little despots who are always afraid of rebellion. It may not be given just when it is expected, nor when to human eyes it would seem most desirable. The help of God is bestowed in connection with the use of the means appointed by God, and it is only in their employment that we can reasonably expect Divine aid. When nations were delivered from impending calamities or favoured with unlooked for blessings, they raised the song of gratitude to those whom they esteemed their preservers. “I’m so lonesome I could die!” Possible. 1. Let us recollect our sins; they will serve as a black foil on which the mercy of God shall glisten the more brightly. It would be downright folly for him to fold his hands, to make no exertion, and only to call aloud for help. Although these psalms were not written with the intent that they be interconnected by us today, they collectively express a message relevant today. Above all, let us seek to be ourselves the everlasting monuments of the Divine power and grace. 1. But this time they had victory. Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Sep 11, 2016. based on 1 rating. The tribes had assembled unarmed to worship. "They smote them" — note the words — they "smote them until they came under Bethcar," which, being interpreted, signifies "the house of the Lamb." Share: Our day may not be historic, but each day is holy and significant. "That past which always wins a glory from its being far. 2 Samuel 7:1-29. Today we find ourselves in the time between the celebration of Christmas and the beginning of a New Year. 4. (2) The effects of them on our spirits How we are affected with them when they come. Again, that spot would remind them of their sorrows. - Robert Robinson (1726-1791) in his early teens lived in London (2) A discerning of the Lord's hand in the help we receive. I said this text might be read three ways. The Philistines were not routed except by prayer. Let us not make the mistake of missing God in our daily lives; He is always available! They endeavour their own deliverance in God's way, and He fits them to act, and blesseth their exertions, crowning them with success. Christ is the believer's head. "We went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place" (Deuteronomy 8:2; Psalm 66:12; Psalm 77:10; Acts 26:22). The word "hitherto" seems like a hand pointing in that direction. Neither the fact of our weakness nor the promise of Divine assistance has been revealed to lead to the exclusion of human exertion. As in this occurrence the sacrifice was exalted, so also was the power of prayer acknowledged. To retreat from the position marked by this memorial would have been as disgraceful as for an army to lose its standard. IT IS OUR DUTY TO RECOGNISE THE HAND OF GOD IN EVERY DELIVERANCE. ", 3. open your Bibles to 1 Samuel….. 4. (1-2) The ark at Kirjath Jearim. 3. Remember Ebenezer, and let that keep you from meddling, hasty tactics, as well as from despondency or dismay; and let the believer come and rest his soul upon this stone. III. For when a man gets up to a certain mark and writes "hitherto," he looks back upon much that is past, but "hitherto "is not the end, there: is yet a distance to be traversed. II. Leeroy Ganduri October 14, 2017 at 5:11 am | Reply. "HITHERTO HATH THE LORD HELPED US -- LOOKING BACK." Introduction. The actual bestowment of this help. Some of us may not be quite ready to let go of Christmas just yet. There were sporadic times of Revival for them but they were continuously oppressed because (Genesis 28:11-19.) And what was Samuel? a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Say what you will, the Lord did thunder in the heavens with a great thunder, and the Philistines were discomfited by it, therefore set up a stone and call it Ebenezer. 1 Samuel 8:1-7. a. How useful it may be to others in similar circumstances. (2) We owe this to ourselves in point of interest. (1) To teach us the very truth concerning ourselves, and deliver us from a vain confidence in ourselves. III. Sin, which has robbed man of his original rectitude, has also deprived him of strength. How much that help has been needed by us - in sorrow, labour, conflict, danger, which our own strength was wholly inadequate to meet. INTRODUCTION: Our message series is on the life of Samuel, and so far we have looked at Samuelâs birth, his childhood, and then his call as a prophet. There are some people, as you know, or perhaps I ought to say that it is a peculiarity which characterises all people more or less, that they have a very keen sense of evils and disadvantages which belong to the present, and a very dull perception of the privileges secured and the progress which has been made. We see it now more clearly than we did before, and as we meditate upon it our hearts overflow with thankfulness. Men are constantly looking with affectionate regret upon the past —. In this chapter we have, I.The eclipsing of the glory of the ark, by its privacy in Kirjath-jearim for many years (v. 1, v. 2).II. At a place called Ebenezer, Israel lost 34,000 men and their faith in God. Should an individual fall a prey to his own folly, pride and extravagance, he must struggle with his self-caused miseries alone. Let us remember our defeats. From the east Field [â¦] Text: I Samuel 31 - II Samuel 1 Sermon Series: Journey to the Throne: Meeting God in the Turning Points of Life (I Samuel 16 - II Samuel 1) 2. The world is bad enough, God knows, but thank God it is not without its Ebenezers. (2) To produce in us humility and submission, to excite us to fervent prayer, and to strengthen and perfect our faith. 1. The best way to preach the Bible is to preach verse-by-verse through passages of Scripture. THE SPOT WHERE THE STONE OF EBENEZER WAS SET UP. And the hand of the Lord was with him." David: A Man After Godâs Own Heart â Sermon #14 . Let us bear our witness that if aught of good has been accomplished it has been the result of prayer. "I will remember thee," says David, "from the land of Jordan and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar." Thus in the case of Hezekiah, Isaiah said, "Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon the boil, and he shall recover." If a man once opulent should be ruined by misfortunes, persons who proudly recognised him when on the height of prosperity pass him by as if the man's calamities had so altered every feature of his countenance that they cannot recognise him. Here the sword of the Lord has been flashing unsheathed, and here the banner of the Lord has been waving unfurled." The grey dawn is not breaking at this very moment into the golden tints of the millennial morning; nay, the clouds may be as thick as they were in Israel under Ahab and Jezebel. 2. We have read it ones by laying stress upon the centre word. This Sermons From 1 Samuel . It was a kind of border stone marking their advance on a former position. The truth which is thus condensed in the word Ebenezer is of the utmost practical importance. Psalms 27:1-14, Judges 6:26-27, Deuteronomy 27:1-7, Joshua 8:30-32, Exodus 24:4, Exodus 17:15, 1 Samuel 7:17, Genesis 35:1-3, 2 Samuel 24:21-25, Genesis 33:20, Psalms 37:25, Philippians 3:20, Acts 7:1-49, 2 Samuel 12:10-13, Psalms 84:1-4, Psalms 37:1-40, Psalms 27:13, Genesis 26:25, Psalms 84:11 But why, it may be asked, should God have allowed us to arrive at such a point? "Not with thy sword, nor with thy bow" (Joshua 24:12). How doth the Lord help His people? "(2) Sometimes the Lord assists His people in working. Can joy be absent or unsuitable on this occasion? And see how the future which is briefly epitomised in the next verse confirms this "hitherto." To ascribe the honour and power of a work of grace to ministers instead of God the Spirit, is about as irrational as it would be to give praise and glory to the pen with which Milton wrote his immortal poem, instead of giving it to the sublime genius of the bard himself. 4. âOh! We have noted from Chapters 2-6: Leave a Reply Cancel reply. 1 Samuel 7:1 1 Samuel 7:2.THE ARK AT KIRJATH-JEARIM. 1. the men of Kirjath-jearim--"the city of woods," also Kirjath-baal ( Joshua 15:60, 18:14, 1 Chronicles 13:5 1 Chronicles 13:6).It was the nearest town to Beth-shemesh and stood on a hill. No. In those good old times the English artisan and the English yeoman were little better than serfs; and though the day of emancipation is bringing out a generation as demoralised (or so they say) as that which followed Moses out of Egypt, and is marked by excesses as wild as those which raged at Meribah and Massah and under the mount, still the day of emancipation has dawned, and my firm expectation is that the womb of the future is bearing within it a race of Israelites indeed, who will enter into the promised land. "The hand of the Lord was against them all the days of Samuel." 1 Samuel 7:1-22. He saw that the two were blended, and he would sing of both; but as "mercy" greatly predominated, he placed that first in his song. 1 Samuel 7:3-12, Due to the large amount of sermons and topics that appear on this site I feel it is necessary to post this disclaimer on all sermons posted. We are taught: 1. (view more) Christian gratitude is devout. You see, they came together to repent, to confess their sins, to put away their false gods, to cast Ashtaroth from their houses and from their hearts. This help is seasonable, it comes at the right time to a moment. It was well that they should remember the defeat they had sustained and that amidst the joyous victory they should recollect that the battle had been turned into a defeat unless the Lord had been upon their side. See the blessing of repentance and seek His presence in prayer. Large gifts of what he has given. 1 Samuel 7:2-4, Denomination: (1-4) The Israelites solemnly repent. III. The Bible states that the final world governing empire will be a federation of 10 European countries. Day unto day is saying to him, "Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and shout aloud for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.". (2) Saul made David captain over a thousand (18:13) hoping he would die in battle. I. EBENEZER IS THE LANDMARK OF WORK ACCOMPLISHED. This expression, Ebenezer, must be uttered by us, as it was by Samuel and the Jews, with adoring wonder. Christian gratitude is joyful. THAT IT IS OUR ESPECIAL DUTY, UNDER THE APPREHENSION OF ANY IMPENDING CALAMITY, TO SEEK UNTO GOD FOR DELIVERANCE BY FERVENT BELIEVING PRAYER. We like labels. Renewed vows of consecration. 1 Samuel Sermon Application Questions Sermon Title Sermon Text October 1, 2017 Building Character, Desiring Worship 1 Samuel 26 September 24, 2017 Who is We are setting aside our regular verse-by-verse expositions through 1 Corinthians this morning in light of this special occasion and are going to be focusing on one main verse from 1 Samuel, chapter 7. Afterward, Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. 4 Then David and the pâ¦ How plainly the Source of our deliverance now appears. "Not unto us," etc. When friends meet who have a past to look back upon they soon talk over the difficulties and trials with which they have had to struggle, memory generally recalls them first. (3) Because they look to Him and trust in Him for their help. of the Trees and Bramble (Judges 9: 1-14 and 7-15) Samuel Kisses Saul and Anoints Him King and the Holy Spirit Effects Gods Plan (1 Samuel 10) David Prays on the Mt. What it is to keep up the memorial of the Lord's helping us. At a deeply afflictive crisis in David's life, when our harps would have been unstrung and mute, the Psalmist swept his and pealed forth: "I will sing of mercy and judgment." We have noted the story of prayerful Hannah who was blessed with a son she named Samuel. 1. James 4:2-4 tells us to consider these trials pure joy because when we respond to trials by staying So that while we glorify God we are not to deny or to discard human agency. (Psalm 115:1). In commemorating past help it proved a present help. Help implies just that amount of assistance which the case requires, and by which the Christian shall be sustained under every trial, and delivered out of the last. With sincere piety. Then the text may be read a third way — looking forward. When you and I are most diligent in hunting sin, then God will be most valiant in routing out foes. And it was under the regime of prayer that the Philistines were held in such complete subjugation. 3. Come Thou Fount But the causes which render human aid so uncertain cannot affect God. 2. Let us inquire why the Lord helpeth His people. Hence arises the duty of cooperation with the help of the Almighty. II. Some promises have their day of payment here, others after this life. 1. (3) Their harmony and agreement with the promise(4) Their agreement with their prayers. We can't control what each day brings. Whenever they were defeated it was not the result of failure in the Source of their supplies, but of their own unfaithfulness and sins. His nation was united and at peace. If it says gluten-free, then it is safe for some people. Inquire what of these experiences of the Lord's helping should be recorded and kept in memory. Two kinds of loneliness. 4. Now it ought to be read looking backward. Samuel erects a stone for a memorial, and calls it Eben-ezer, 1 Samuel 7:12. ...read more, Scripture: At the offering of the lamb the Israelites began to fight the Philistines, and slew them even to the house of the lamb. If we would consult our own advantage, we would not let them slip For former experiences of the Lord's help are very supporting to the soul in a dark night These experiences are pledges of further mercies. 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