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1 Samuel 3 1-21 Getting to Know God in a Personal Way

1 Samuel 3:1-3
1 Samuel 3:4-10
1 Samuel 3:7
Only a personal encounter with Jesus will let us truly know him.

1 Samuel 3:11-18
What is your response to God’s warnings?
Our response to God’s warnings should be brokenness and repentance.
Psalm 51:17
Isaiah 57:15
Luke 18:9-14 (reference)

Our response to God’s warnings should be brokenness and repentance.
1 Samuel 3:19-21

Intimacy with God should be normal, not occasional.
James 4:8
John 7:37-38

1 Samuel 2:11-36 The Importance of Correction/Discipline

First Title: Samuel’s Godliness Contrasts Eli and Sons

1 Samuel 2:11-17
1 Samuel 2:11
1 Samuel 2:18-36

It is to our benefit to receive correction & discipline.
Proverbs 15:32
Proverbs 15:33a (maybe)
Correction & discipline is easier to dish out than it is to receive.
Hebrews 12:11
We have to make sure our hearts are right.
Matthew 7:1-5
We need to lovingly speak the truth, even when it’s hard to do.
Ephesians 4:15-16

1 Samuel 1:17-2:10 – When God Answers Prayers (the way we wanted)

1 Samuel 1:10-16

God is our only hope but that hope is real.
1 Samuel 1:17-18

NONE OF US are good enough, but God chooses to use us anyway.

1 Samuel 1:19-29
When God says NO it’s an opportunity to trust.

When God Answers our Prayer (the way we hoped he would)

Relief
Psalm 10:17 NLT

Joy
Romans 15:13

Confidence
Psalm 138:3
Psalm 4:1

1 Samuel 2:1-11

We will never truly experience these things unless we put our trust in the Lord.