• 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 What’er the Gift May Be (Kegel)

    It is festival time, like our Christmas. Hannah has made a robe for her little boy. Loving parents want to make sure their children are warm and safe. We can see the love of this mother for her first child: Hannah had made Samuel a new robe.

  • 1 Samuel 3:1-10 When God Speaks (Wagner)

    Two people in the midst of a crowd. One says, “My broker is E.F. Hutton and E.F. Hutton says….” At that point the crowd hushes. The ad concludes, “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.” What about when God speaks? Is anyone listening?

  • 1 Samuel 3:1-20 Avoiding Absurd Living (Anders)

    Henri Nouwen says, “We live absurd lives.” Surd, Nouwen says, is from the Latin word for “deaf.” He says: “A spiritual discipline is necessary to move from an absurd to an obedient life--a life in which there is some space where we can listen to our God.”

  • 1 Samuel 3:1-20 God’s Transforming Call (Donovan)

    I like this story. A faithful woman has a problem. She prays, and God answers her prayers. God not only blesses her, but blesses her son as well. This story speaks of the potential that lies within each of us when we put God first in our lives.

  • John 1:43-51 & 1 Samuel 3:1-20 God Keeps Knocking (Hoffacker)

    People follow a calling because they believe it is right for them to do so. The work may be hard and not particularly successful, but they find it rich with meaning and significance.