Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 6/1/2008

Yesterday’s message in the Life of Samuel series was called Truth and Consequences, taken from 1 Samuel 2:27-36. The main idea of the message was that there are consequences for sin in our life. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. We are accountable for God’s gifts (27-29)

    A. Eli’s privileges (27-28)
      He was chosen:
        1) to serve as priest
        2) to go up to God’s altar
        3) to burn incense
        4) to wear an ephod in God’s presence
        5) to share in the offerings made by fire

    B. Eli’s sin (29)
        1) He scorned God’s sacrifice and offering
        2) He honored his sons above God

II. We reap what we sow (30-34)

    A. Your attitude towards God matters (30)
        1) God honors those who honor him
        2) Those who despise him will be disdained

    B. God’s judgment can be severe. (31-34)
        1) Eli’s descendants would die young
        2) Eli’s two sons would die together as a sign

III. We can miss out on God’s blessing (35-36)

    A. God can fulfill his plans without you (35)

    B. God can give your blessing to someone else (36)
        1) God would raise up a faithful priest
        2) Eli’s family would be replaced

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