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Going Deeper: The LORD Knows – 1 Samuel 16:6-7

Have you ever faced a moment when you didn’t have all the facts? God hasn’t. Can you read minds? God can. Do you have perfect understanding of the past, present and future? God does. The truth is that our perspective is limited, but we can trust that God knows and understands all things. Realizing the […]

Going Deeper: Listen – 1 Samuel 15:1-35

Have you ever failed to follow clear and explicit instructions? I have, and what happened afterward I do not care to relive. After failing to deliver a completed assignment to my manager many years ago, I was told firmly that if I was not able to perform the required tasks of my role, someone else […]

Going Deeper: I Am With You – 1 Samuel 14:1-16

One of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is the sense of belonging. We belong to God, and He has given us His Son and His Spirit to demonstrate how completely committed He is to our relationship. He is faithful and true even when we are not. He never moves. Therefore, except in times […]

Going Deeper: Waiting

Who likes waiting? Probably no one likes waiting. It sounds boring and like a waste of time, right? I mean… why can’t we have what we want now? Of course this is an immature point of view, but we all fall victim to this way of thinking. Many things in life challenge our patience and […]

Going Deeper: Renew the Kingdom

With so many opportunities to slip away from devotion to God, it is critical that we constantly renew our focus on Christ.  This devotion leads to an abundant life of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. When we are so disciplined, we are blessed. This week’s lesson explores the importance of this devotion […]

Going Deeper: When Good Is Not Enough

Oftentimes we look at something we are working on and say, “That is good enough.” Usually this is when we have run out of patience or time or resources to do any better. So, it is good enough for us. We settle for our definition of good. By contrast, when a man approached Jesus and […]

Going Deeper: Be Not Conformed

During the later years of ministry of the Samuel, the leaders of Israel protested the corruption of the prophet’s sons.  With their protest they expressed their desire to have a king to rule over them like all the other nations.  These leaders noticed a real problem, and like many people today they did not approve […]