Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 5/4/2008

Yesterday’s message was the first in the Life of Samuel series. The message was called God’s Purpose in Prayer, taken from 1 Samuel 1:1-20. The main idea of the message was that God accomplishes his purposes through prayer. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. You can’t always “fix” other people’s problems (1-8)

    A. The people involved (1-3)

    B. Hannah’s problem (4-8)

II. We must learn to find comfort in prayer (9-18)

    A. Hannah models prayer (9-18a)
        1) Honest prayer (9-10)
        2) Earnest prayer (11)
        3) Fervent prayer (12-16)
        4) Humble prayer (17-18a)

    B. Hannah is changed by prayer (18b)

III. God’s plan is bigger than you (19-20)

    A. God answered Hannah’s prayer

    B. God fulfilled his greater purpose

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  1. Bethany says:

    Confession – I don’t usually click onto your full sermon text. Usually I enjoy the soundbyte and leave it at that. But I did read this one word for word. Very powerful and reminds me once again that no matter what is happening in our lives, prayer is always first and foremost the key. To whom else can we go?

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Bethany – Glad you enjoyed the sermon. I love the story of Hannah and am looking forward to the dedication message next week.

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