1 Samuel 12 is a testimony to Samuel’s leadership. He calls Israel to remember how merciful God is, repent of their sins, and replace their idols with obedience and reverence to the one true King.
SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 12
SERMON SCREENSHOTS & KEY POINTS
“Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” Romans 2:4
Approval of Others, Money/Retirement Security, Material Possessions, Politics, Power, Job (Form or Title), Sex/Sexuality, Comfort, Freedom, Athletics/Academics/Education, Audience/Platform, Ministry Success, Good Works, Marriage/Spouse/Children, Safety, Love, Friendships, Dreams/Ambitions, Talents, Social Status, Work Ethic, Reputation
Questions to Identify Idols
- What do I tend to worry about most?
- What, if I lost it, would cause me to feel despair?
- What do I use to comfort myself when things go wrong or get difficult and/or stressful?
- What do I do to cope? What are my release valves when the pressures of life grow? What do I do to feel better?
- What preoccupies me? What do I daydream about?
- What makes me feel the most self-worth? Of what am I the
proudest? For what do I want to be known?
- Who is the hero of most of my stories?
- Early on in meeting someone new, what do I want to ensure other people know about me?
- What do you write or post about the most on social networks?
- What prayer, unanswered, would make me seriously question the
goodness of God?
- What prayer, answered, would make me love God more or
believe He loves me more than He does now?
“Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” 1 John 5:21 (ESV)
“Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.” 1 John 5:21 (NLT)
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