(2) Because of their special relation to Him. Neither the fact of our weakness nor the promise of Divine assistance has been revealed to lead to the exclusion of human exertion. We are taught: 1. 1. 2. Israel Defeats the Philistines. Again, that spot would remind them of their sorrows. Whenever God's people look back upon the past they should renew their covenant with God. The text indicates that those who are Divinely assisted in their undertaking, will find in the end that their life of labour and of uprightness, as regards both character and conduct, has not been in vain. *other. OVERCOMING THE ENEMY They came together to pray God to return to them. b. Loneliness, negative emotions because of no I. EBENEZER IS THE LANDMARK OF WORK ACCOMPLISHED. They endeavour their own deliverance in God's way, and He fits them to act, and blesseth their exertions, crowning them with success. After 20 years of misery, they faced the same battlefield and the same enemy. 2. Christ is the believer's head. (Genesis 24:45.) Browse Sermons on 1 Samuel 7. 2. Divine help is certain. 1. 3. THE SPOT WHERE THE STONE OF EBENEZER WAS SET UP. 1 Samuel 16:1-13 vs 7 "The Lord Looks at the Heart" [A number of months ago I read/heard something on this text but cannot remember who, what, or where; some of my ideas need to be attributed to this source.] How useful it may be to others in similar circumstances. The extent of their victory. And the Lord loves to have His people remember these blessed places, (Genesis 31:13; and 35:1). But when we become really weak and despair of ourselves, the power of God expands itself through all our inner man, even to the most secret recesses, filling us with all the fulness of God" (A. Monod). Inquire why we should keep up the memorial of these things(1) We owe this to God: In point, of obedience, when we meet with experiences of His goodness He calls us to set up our Ebenezer. 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. 1 Samuel . disposing sovereignty. THIS CONDUCT TO WHICH THIS HELP SHOULD LEAD ON OUR PART. Let us be thankful for the memorials of Divine help which others have left for our benefit. 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. Subject: It is time that we see a real commitment to God, church and community. Twenty years before on that field Israel was routed. 1 Samuel 7:1 1 Samuel 7:2.THE ARK AT KIRJATH-JEARIM. Scripture:  (view less), Denomination: 1 Samuel 7 New International Version (NIV). But are the Divine plans and arrangements to be precipitated and thrown into confusion just to meet human fretfulness and patience? At the offering of the lamb the Israelites began to fight the Philistines, and slew them even to the house of the lamb. How completely it has been adapted to our need and accomplished our deliverance. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 1 Samuel 7:1-17. Our sermon ideas on 1 Samuel will help you preach a powerful message on the beginnings of earthly kingship. Conclusion. The world is bad enough, God knows, but thank God it is not without its Ebenezers. By that act we warn the enemy that he has no more claim upon the territory of our hearts. 4. Nor does the most matured Christian possess the least spiritual energy but as he receives it from on high. Raise then a stone, and call it "Ebenezer," for hitherto hath the Lord helped us. God was their Helper. It was a kind of border stone marking their advance on a former position. II. “Are you lonesome tonight?” Universal. Sermon Questions and Outlines Click on a date to read questions for reflection and application, or on the sermon title to view outline. - Robert Robinson (1726-1791) in his early teens lived in London Sermon: Climbing To New Challenges - 1 Samuel 14. by Steve Andrews on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM . 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. "Hitherto," wrote Samuel, "the Lord hath helped us." We have all faced trials and tribulations in our lifetime that have been extremely painful. 1. The text records a fact: "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." They said, "Cease not to cry unto the Lord for us." In commemorating past help it proved a present help. IV. Sermon The End of the Beginning. Today we find ourselves in the time between the celebration of Christmas and the beginning of a New Year. A. 3. 1. 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. 5. "And all they that heard them (the things said of John the Baptist at his birth) laid them up in their hearts, saying, what manner of child shall this be! Click here for more messages from the book of 1 Samuel. Let devout faith set up a stone and write upon it Ebenezer. We have not always recognised the Source of our mercies, and therefore often omitted to be thankful; but who can fail to see these signal tokens of his power? The tribes had assembled unarmed to worship. I. (5,6) The Lord discomfits the Philistines. 3. Some of us may not be quite ready to let go of Christmas just yet. Chapter 7. 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 Let us now consider WITH WHAT VIEWS AND FEELINGS OUR STONE OF MEMORIAL SHOULD BE SET UP, and this expressive word, Ebenezer, inscribed upon it. 3. (Genesis 28:11-19.) We have noted from Chapters 2-6: The Christian too must take his place in the Church, as in a city, and although he knows that without God's help his watchfulness will be of no use, still he must not sleep at his post. Passages in different locations are often interconnected in such a way that one avenue of thought springs from another. 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. And all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. To climb back up the mountain of righteousness one must throw off complacency and embrace a genuine desire to seek and obtain forgiveness through confession. This would be to usurp God's prerogative, and to substitute our own erring judgments in the place of His wise and all. Had they not turned their hacks' upon their God, they would not have turned their backs in the day of conflict. From the east Field […] 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) From Barrenness To Brokenness - 1 Samuel 1:1-18 Hannah: A Wise Investor - 1 Samuel 1:1-28 How God Chooses - 1 Samuel 16:1-13 How God Builds A King - 1 Samuel 16:14-23 The Case Of The Big Bad Bully - 1 Samuel 17:1-54 (2) A discerning of the Lord's hand in the help we receive. Suitable and efficient. ", 3. We can't control what each day brings. So long as Samuel, the man of righteousness and the man of prayer, is influential, you will come safe out of every crisis, under the banner of the God of battles. 1 Samuel 7:1-12. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. 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. 4. Every event in the providence of God has a message of mercy in it to the good man. - He ended up professing faith in Christ Others will gather around it, and ask the meaning of the "great stone which remaineth unto this day" (1 Samuel 6:18), and, on being told, will give glory to God. (1-4) The Israelites solemnly repent. Here we are this day, after the trouble and conflict, ourselves monuments of his mercy! "Whatever millennium there may be is there in the "good old times." III. Without adaptation in the remedy the case must remain unrelieved. A study of 1 Samuel This 2. As in this occurrence the sacrifice was exalted, so also was the power of prayer acknowledged. 3. ", 3. Let us not make the mistake of missing God in our daily lives; He is always available! So that while we glorify God we are not to deny or to discard human agency. 1 Samuel 7:12, 1 Samuel 7:2-14, Denomination: Natural qualfications - great physique, courageous, wealthy family, modest person. The Philistines were not routed except by prayer. Loud songs of praise. 1. See the blessing of repentance and seek His presence in prayer. Afterward, Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. "The hand of the Lord was against them all the days of Samuel." The relation which He sustains to His Church renders it impossible for Him to regard the interests of any of its members with indifference: "God is in the midst of her;...God shall help her and that right early.". And God never meant for YOU to lose either! 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