Bible Stories for Adults

The Birth and Call of Samuel

1 Samuel 1-4

Welcome and Announcements
    Next Week - Israel's First King (1 Samuel 8-11)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      Before they call I will answer; while they are speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24

Opening Prayer

Faithfulness During the Judges (Judges 21:25)
    How effective was Israel's leadership during the time of the judges?
      Judges 21:25
    How faithful were God's people during the time of the judges?
      Judges 2:10-12, 18-19
    How faithful were the priests of God's tabernacle at Shiloh?
      1 Samuel 1:3; 2:12, 17, 25
    How actively did God reveal Himself to this unfaithful people?
      1 Samuel 3:1
      Judges 4:4, 6:8

A Valentine's Love (1 Samuel 1:1-8)
    Who is one man who tried to live faithfully?
      1 Samuel 1:1-3
    Though he had two wives, which was his true valentine?
      1 Samuel 1:4-5
    How did Peninnah treat Hannah because of Elkanah's preferential love?
      1 Samuel 1:6-7
    How did Elkanah respond to his valentine's sadness?
      1 Samuel 1:8

Take it to the Lord in Prayer (1 Samuel 1:9-10)
    How did Hannah respond to her barrenness?
      1 Samuel 1:9-10
    How are we to respond to our troubles?
      James 5:13-16
      Psalm 50:15
    When should we pray?
      Ephesians 6:18
    Why should we pray?
      Matthew 7:7

How to Pray (Matthew 6:9-13)
    What format did Jesus give us as an example of how we should pray?
      Matthew 6:9-13
    How should we actively pray?
      A_______ - Psalm 95:6-7
      C_______ - 1 John 1:8-9
      T_______ - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
      S_______ - Philippians 4:6

Hannah's Drunken Prayer (1 Samuel 1:11-20)
    For what did Hannah pray and what was her promise?
      1 Samuel 1:11
      Numbers 6:1-2, 5 (1-21)
    How did Eli interpret Hannah's prayer?
      1 Samuel 1:12-14
    What did Hannah say she was pouring out instead of wine or beer?
      1 Samuel 1:15-18
    Did God hear and answer Hannah's drunken prayer?
      1 Samuel 1:19-20

Samuel, the Baby Nazirite (1 Samuel 1:21-2:10)
    Why didn't Hannah go to Shiloh to worship after Samuel was born?
      1 Samuel 1:21-23
    Did Hannah remember her promise to give Samuel to God?
      1 Samuel 1:24-28
    How did Hannah's prayer change after giving Samuel to God?
      1 Samuel 2:1 (1-10)
    What other parents of Nazirites praised God in response for their children?
      Luke 1:67 (67-79)
      Luke 1:46 (46-55)

Mama's Child Grows (1 Samuel 2:18-21)
    Did Hannah forget about Samuel after she gave him to God?
      1 Samuel 2:18-19
    Did Hannah remain barren after Samuel?
      1 Samuel 2:20-21

The Lord Calls Samuel (1 Samuel 3)
    Where did Samuel sleep?
      1 Samuel 3:1-3
    What did Samuel do when he heard his name called in the night?
      1 Samuel 3:4-5
    What did Eli realize after this happened twice more?
      1 Samuel 3:6-9

    What message did God have for Samuel?
      1 Samuel 3:10-14
    Was Eli upset when he learned what Samuel had been told?
      1 Samuel 3:15-18
    Did God come to Samuel to tell him about Eli or for some other purpose?
      1 Samuel 3:19-21

The Philistine Menace (1 Samuel 4)
    Who was Israel's enemy during Samson's time as judge?
      Judges 13:1
    Had the Philistines been subdued by Samuel's time?
      1 Samuel 4:1-2
    What did Israel believe was the cause of their defeat? What did they do?
      1 Samuel 4:3-4
    Why had Israel lost in the first place?
      Judges 3:10

    What effect did the presence of the ark have on the Israelites?
      1 Samuel 4:5
    What effect did the presence of the ark have on the Philistines?
      1 Samuel 4:6-9
    Did the ark have the intended effect?
      1 Samuel 4:10-11

    How did this event fulfill the message God gave to Samuel?
      1 Samuel 4:17-18
    Was God referring to Eli's family when He said ears would tingle (3:11)?
      1 Samuel 4:22

Israel Asks for a King (1 Samuel 8)
    Why did Israel want a king?
      1 Samuel 8:4-5
      1 Samuel 8:19-20
    Did Samuel approve of appointing a king?
      1 Samuel 8:6, 11-18

    Did God oppose appointing a king?
      1 Samuel 8:6-9
      1 Samuel 8:21-22
      1 Samuel 9:15-17
      1 Samuel 16:1
    Is God against government?
      Romans 13:1-7
      1 Timothy 2:1-3
      1 Peter 2:13-14

Closing Prayer

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