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Sermons on 1 Samuel

Chapter 1

1 Samuel

Sermon on Mar 8, 2009

1 Samuel 1:1-28

The Lord's Day Evening

March 8, 2009

I Samuel 1:1-28

“Lord, Give to Me So That I Can Give Back to You”

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

…the story of Samuel. If I get my timing just about right, we should transition from Samuel to Saul as we move into September.

Every Old Testament historical narrative is capable of being viewed from two perspectives. The first...

Chapter 2

1 Samuel

Sermon on Mar 15, 2009

1 Samuel 2:1-11

The Lord's Day Evening

March 15, 2009

I Samuel 2:1-11

“Rejoicing in the Lord”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to I Samuel 2. Our reading tonight is going to consist of the first eleven verses, the song of praise and thanksgiving that Hannah sings in the temple at Shiloh. You remember last week we began to look at this great book...

1 Samuel

Sermon on Mar 22, 2009

1 Samuel 2:12-36

The Lord's Day Evening

March 22, 2009

I Samuel 2:12-36

“When Children Let You Down”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

I want to read this evening from I Samuel 2, and we're going to pick it up at verse 12 and we're going to read through to the end of the chapter. This is a distressing chapter, and there are some more chapters like it to follow. Wickedness...

Chapter 3

1 Samuel

Sermon on Mar 29, 2009

1 Samuel 3:1-4:1a

The Lord's Day Evening

March 29, 2009

I Samuel 3:1-21

“Here I Am, Lord”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

When I began this series on 1 Samuel I knew that I would have to preach a message on this very well known passage of the calling of Samuel. Now, Samuel has been born and somewhere between the age of three and four, at least in Hebrew culture, at...

Chapter 4

1 Samuel

Sermon on Apr 5, 2009

1 Samuel 4:1b-22

The Lord's Day Evening

April 5, 2009

I Samuel 4:1-22

“Boxed-Up Theology”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to I Samuel 4. In our studies which we began a few weeks ago in the First Book of Samuel, we come tonight to a very solemn passage. I can't help but think before I read this passage how contrasting it surely is to...

Chapter 5

1 Samuel

Sermon on Apr 12, 2009

1 Samuel 5:1-12

The Lord's Day Evening

April 12, 2009

EASTER SUNDAY Evening

I Samuel 5:1-12

“Is God Safe?”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me to I Samuel, chapter five. Before we read this passage together, let's go to God in prayer.

O Lord our God, we bow again in the majesty of Your presence. We come before You thankful that You have given to us a Bible. You've...

Chapter 6

1 Samuel

Sermon on May 10, 2009

1 Samuel 6:1-7:2

The Lord's Day Evening

May 10, 2009

I Samuel 6:1-7:2

“Do Not Touch!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

We are going to look tonight at chapter 6 and the opening two verses — at least the opening verse of chapter 7. This morning as I was listening to Ligon's exposition in Luke, it occurred to me on several levels that there were connections between that sermon this morning...

Chapter 7

1 Samuel

Sermon on May 17, 2009

1 Samuel 7:3-17

The Lord's Day Evening

April 17, 2009

I Samuel 7:3-17

“Here I Raise My Ebenezer”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to I Samuel. Tonight, in the seventh chapter we’ll be reading from the third verse — actually we’ll begin to read at the second verse of chapter seven and through to the end of the chapter. You’ll remember that the ark of...

Chapter 8

1 Samuel

Sermon on May 24, 2009

1 Samuel 8:1-22

The Lord's Day Evening

April 24, 2009

I Samuel 8:1-22; Deuteronomy 17:14-20

“We Want to Be Like Everyone Else”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now tonight we come to the last in this current series of studies in I Samuel. We’ll be picking it up again in the fall, in September. We’ll be doing something else on Sunday evenings: a series on various people that...

Chapter 9

1 Samuel

Sermon on Sep 6, 2009

1 Samuel 9:1-10:16

The Lord's Day Evening

September 6, 2009

1 Samuel 9:1-10:16

“You Never Know What You Might Find When You Go Off Looking for Your Lost Donkey”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now the summer has gone and September is here and we're back in Samuel. And it was a long time ago, in a place far, far away, and we've forgotten the story, but I'm going to take...

Chapter 10

1 Samuel

Sermon on Sep 13, 2009

1 Samuel 10:17-27

The Lord's Day Evening

September 13, 2009

1 Samuel 10: 17-27

“Long Live the King”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

1 Samuel, chapter 10 — and we are going to be reading tonight from verse 17 to the end of the chapter; 1 Samuel chapter 10, beginning at verse 17. Last Lord's Day evening we were introduced to Saul, the son of Kish, who went looking for donkeys...

Chapter 11

1 Samuel

Sermon on Sep 20, 2009

1 Samuel 11:1-15

The Lord's Day Evening

September 20, 2009

1 Samuel 11:1-15

“Battle Stations”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

And whose gifts of leadership were already evident. Well, there are a hundred stories just like that. And it is, in some ways, a reflection of Saul. Saul is a young man. In a few chapters we’ll read of him being thirty. So one assumes this stage in his life he...

Chapter 13

1 Samuel

Sermon on Oct 25, 2009

1 Samuel 13:1-23

The Lord's Day Evening

1 Samuel 13:1-23

“The Fool”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to 1 Samuel. Tonight, in chapter 13, you may have forgotten the entire story of Samuel and Saul by now, but let me just say a couple of things here about Saul. Saul, you remember, had been on a mission looking for his father's donkeys when he encountered...

Chapter 14

1 Samuel

Sermon on Nov 15, 2009

1 Samuel 14:1-23

The Lord's Day Evening

November 15, 2009

1 Samuel 14:1-23

“Jonathan — a Portrait of a Godly Man”

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now before we read the passage, and it's 1 Samuel chapter 14 — Saul and about six hundred men are on one side of a valley and about thirty thousand plus Philistines, or Philistines, are encamped on the other side of the valley...

1 Samuel

Sermon on Nov 22, 2009

1 Samuel 14:24-46

The Lord's Day Evening

November 22, 2009

1 Samuel 14:24-46

“Hasty Oath of No Tasty Food”

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to the book of 1 Samuel, and we find ourselves in chapter 14. You will remember that Jonathan, Saul's son, has taken this bold and courageous step by going into the camp of the Philistines, he and his armor-bearer....

Chapter 16

Sermon on Jul 6, 2014

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Please turn with me in your Bibles to 1 Samuel chapter 16.  1 Samuel chapter 16; it begins on page 238 in your church Bible.  And just before we read, something to consider. 

Seeking Significance in the External Things of this World

Many of you know this, but I have a three month old son named Marshall and since Marshall’s...

Chapter 18

How People Change

Sermon on Sep 2, 2018

1 Samuel 18-20

There is a scene that takes place toward the end, the very end of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, towards the very end of the third book, The Return of the King. And it’s during this great battle and there is this unlikely warrior, a girl named Eowyn, who sneaks onto the battlefield. And as she is there, she finds her king, the King of Rohan, and he’s wounded on...

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