Hiding Out – May 11, 2019

1 Samuel 10.1-11.15; John 6.43-71; Psalm 107.1-43; Proverbs 15.1-3

Why is Saul hiding in the luggage when it comes time for him to be named king? And if you were an Israelite, how much confidence would you place in your new king? Given all of the things Samuel said would happen–and then they did happen–wouldn’t you think Saul would have believed God was with him? What’s going on here?

Questions:

How do you think you would have reacted if someone told you of all kinds of things that would happen to show that God was with you and then those signs actually happened? Do you think you would have put your full confidence in God?

What sayings of Jesus would you consider “hard sayings?”

Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out and tell others about it.

If a gentle answer deflects anger, why do we not answer more gently more often?

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