Sermons on 1 Samuel

Sermons on 1 Samuel

Child Rearing – the Early Years (33 min)

Dr. Sandy Higgins gives biblical advice about raising children in their early years, from the story of Hannah and Samuel. Setting an example, how to discipline etc. Dr. Higgins is a retired physician who practised for over 40 years in family medicine in New Jersey, USA. Reading: 1 Sam Chs 1-3. (Recorded in Malden Road Gospel Hall, Windsor, ON, Canada, 18th Nov 2023) Complete series: The Importance of the Family Courtship and the Search for a Spouse Understanding Roles in…

The Shepherd’s Friend (52 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the covenant friendship between David and Jonathan. It was a surprising friendship, a strong friendship etc. Readings: 1 Sam 18:1-5, 19:1-2, 4-7, 20:1-2, 8-9, 11-17, 41-42, 23:14-18, 2 Sam 1:25-27, 9:1-3. (Message preached in Newtownbreda Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland) Complete series “The Bible Society of Friends”: The Stranger’s Friend The Shepherd’s Friend The Student’s Friends The Sufferer’s Friends The Saviour’s Friends

David in the Cave (44 min)

Stephen Gilfillan preaches on the experiences of David during the time of his preservation in the Cave of Adullam – his preservation, separation and probation. Readings: 1 Sam 22:1-5, 7, 20-23, 2 Sam 23:8, 13-17, 20, 23, Psa 57:1-3, 7-11 (Message preached in Ballymena, 2nd Mar 2019) Complete series: David in the School of God David as a type of Christ David in the cave David’s loyal friends

David as a Type of Christ (40 min)

Stephen Gilfillan preaches on the life and experiences of David and draws out many ways in which he is a type of the person of our Lord Jesus Christ. Readings: 1 Sam 13:13-14, 15:28-29, 16:1, 10-13, 18, 17:49, 51, 54, 57, 18:1, 3-4, 16, 30, 2 Sam 15:23, 26, 30-31, 19:10, 14-15. (Message preached in Ballymena, 23rd Feb 2019) Complete series: David in the School of God David as a type of Christ David in the cave David’s loyal friends

David in the School of God (48 min)

Stephen Gilfillan preaches on three schools that God put David through in his lifetime: the school of obscurity, the school of adversity, and the school of prosperity. The last school proved to be the hardest. Readings: 2 Sam 7:8, 11:1-5, 27, 12:5-7, 10, Psa 142:1-7. (Message preached in Ballymena, 13th Oct 2018) Complete series: David in the School of God David as a type of Christ David in the cave David’s loyal friends

The Cost of Loyalty to the Captain in the Cave (53 min)

Peter Orasuk preaches on David in the cave Adullam as a picture of Christ among His people in the present dispensation. He draws numerous helpful and practical lessons from the narrative, adding in some pertinent Orasuk illustrations. Readings: 1 Sam 16:12-13, 17:8-11, 17, 25, 34-36, 40-51, 22:1-2, 2 Sam 2:1-4, Matt 18:20, Heb 13: (Message preached in Dunmurry, 2000)

David – Making a Mark in Difficult Days (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the young David – the shepherd, the Psalmist and the armour-bearer. God prepared David as a youth for later public service and leadership in the nation of Israel; but first David had to learn to be alone, to be obscure and to rely up on his God. The test of the battle with Goliath in the valley of Elah would prove the value all that David had learned in private in his walk with God: and…

Samuel – Serving God in a Difficult Climate (42 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on the young seer named Samuel, a young man who grew up in a climate that was corrupt and dangerous politically, morally and spiritually. In contrast to the other young men around him, the child Samuel stood out as a faithful devoted servant of the Lord. It’s not easy or popular, especially as a teenager with peer pressure all around, to stand against the spirit of the age – but Samuel’s example encourages us. Readings from 1…

The Prayers of Hannah (37 min)

Michael Penfold takes a look at the two prayers of Hannah – her supplication in 1 Samuel Ch 1 and her thanksgiving in Ch 2. Her first prayer was heartfelt, intelligent, reverent and selfless, while her second revealed her appreciation of God’s salvation, His attributes, His sovereignty and His purposes. (Message preached 19th May 2019)

David and Gath (51 min)

PART 3 – Colin Hutchison preaches on David’s visit to ‘Philistine country’ in 1 Sam 21. The Philistines are a picture of unconverted religious men who suppress the Word of God and seek to overthrow God’s order. Mixing with them brought danger and compromise for David, as it will for us. How to overcome the Philistines is highlighted from the lives of Shamgar, the younger David and from Samson (Message preached 28th Oct 2017)

Samuel and Ramah (45 min)

PART 2 – Colin Hutchison preaches on Ramah, the town where Samuel lived, and judged and worshipped. Ramah means “the place of elevation”, so Colin teaches from 1 Samuel 7 how to “live a higher life”, “exercise a higher judgment” and “engage in higher worship”. He finds 4 principles under each topic as he works through the chapter. A helpful, challenging message, especially in relation to communion with Christ (Message preached 27th Oct 2017)

The Cave of Adullam (49 min)

Robert Plant preaches on the Cave of Adullam from 1 Sam 22 and likens it to the local assembly. He brings many practical and profitable truths out of the Cave narrative to enlighten and instruct his audience relative to local assembly order and practice (Message preached 23rd Jan 2014)