David: Samuel Hears God

May 26, 2024    Alex Smith

Pastor Alex Smith dives into the story of Samuel's call in 1 Samuel 3, a pivotal moment that set the stage for the rise of David and the transformation of Israel. Before we explore David's journey as a hero of faith, chosen by God, and a deeply flawed leader from whom we can learn much about worship, prayer, friendship, leadership, and temptation, we focus on the essential act of listening to God.

We explore the beginning of a new era with Samuel growing up in the temple and having his first encounter with God's voice. Pastor Alex challenges us to consider: Who is your Eli, and who is your Samuel? Seeking and giving advice is crucial, even when those around us are imperfect.

As we emphasize the importance of giving God our full attention in a world full of distractions, we'll discuss practical ways to make space for His voice in our daily lives. From setting aside dedicated time to integrating prayer into mundane tasks, we can all cultivate a habit of listening to God.

The message also touches on the difficult messages God might have for us, just as Samuel received a challenging word about Eli. Understanding that God's plans are good but not always easy prepares us for the journey ahead. Through Samuel's story, we'll see how listening to God can lead to profound changes and the fulfillment of His plans, not just for us but for future generations.

Join us in this exploration of faith, mentorship, and the transformative power of hearing God's voice. Let's commit to raising up the next generation and passing the torch, living for God with the understanding that our actions today shape the world of tomorrow.