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
Faithfulness During the Judges (Judges 21:25)
How effective was Israel's leadership during the time of the judges?
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?
When should we pray?
Why should we pray?
How to Pray (Matthew 6:9-13)
What format did Jesus give us as an example of how we should pray?
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
How did Eli interpret Hannah's prayer?
Numbers 6:1-2, 5 (1-21)
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?
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?
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
Did Samuel approve of appointing a king?
1 Samuel 8:19-20
1 Samuel 8:6, 11-18
Did God oppose appointing a king?
1 Samuel 8:6-9
Is God against government?
1 Samuel 8:21-22
1 Samuel 9:15-17
1 Samuel 16:1
1 Timothy 2:1-3
1 Peter 2:13-14
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