Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 5/11/2008

Yesterday’s message in the Life of Samuel series was called Dedicated to God, taken from 1 Samuel 1:21-28. The main idea of the message was that we should dedicate our children and our lives to the Lord. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Balancing your responsibilities (21-23)

Hannah and Elkanah had conflicting responsibilities before the Lord. We must seek to fulfill our Biblical responsibilities in various areas without neglecting other areas. This requires balance.

II. Sacrificing what is dear. (24)

Hannah and Elkanah brought more than was required to Samuel’s dedication. They also willingly gave up their son at a young age to service to the Lord. True dedication involves sacrificing that which is dear to you. It is not an easy thing to do.

III. Following through (25-28)

It does no good to dedicate something to God unless you actually follow through with it. Hannah followed through on her vow at great cost to herself.

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