Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 1 – Portraits Of The King Of The United Kingdom (Lessons 1-3)
(SOUL WINNERS CROWN COMPETITION MONTHS)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 32, 61
Devotional Reading: 1 SAM. 2:2-10
Topic For Adults
Topic For Youths
DON’T MISS DIVINE OPPORTUNITIES
Topic For Intermediates
GOD ALWAYS HAS WORTHY REPLACEMENTS
1 SAM. 9:11-21, 25; 10:1-8; 13:1-14;
SAUL: A KING WH
6/3/2016 LESSON 1
SAUL: A KING WHO MISSED HIS CHANCE
Now the LORD said to Samuel, “how long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? (1 Sam. 16:1a) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Israel Demands A King
1 Sam. 8:1-9
Just as the Lord predicted, the people of Israel demanded for a king just like other nations. Samuel was old and his sons were not godly. He was contacted to pray to God in order for them not to choose wrongly. Israel did not choose their king arbitrarily; rather, they asked God through the Prophet. They were motivated to take this decision because Samuel was old and his sons were living ungodly, hence, the craving to be like other nations. They did not ask for the next leader after Samuel from God instead all they wanted was to imitate the ungodly nations around them. What informs your decisions? Do you care to hear what the Lord has to say? Do you care to hear His word so it may guide you both in pleasant and difficult situations? No matter is too small to be taken to God. He is our present help in every moment of trouble.
Point of Emphasis: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your path.
Prayer Point: I refuse to be full of myself. Lord, henceforth, be the King and the Lord of my life.