Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 2/14/2016

Sunday’s message in The Rise and Fall of Saul series was called Samuel: Finishing Well, taken from 1 Samuel 12:1-25. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Maintain a good reputation with God and man (1-5)
   A. Make yourself accountable to the people in your life (1-3a)
      – Proverbs 15:32; Acts 20:25-35
   B. If you’ve wronged anyone, make it right (3b-4)
      – Matthew 5:23-24; Luke 19:8
   C. Keep your conscience clear before God and man (5)
      – Acts 24:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:5

II. Give testimony to God’s goodness in the past (6-11)
   A. Tell of God’s goodness to you (6-7)
      – Psalm 105:1-2
   B. Tell of God’s goodness to those in the Bible (8-11)
      – Romans 15:4

III. Urge people to follow God in the present (12-18)
   A. Remind them of the consequences of obedience and disobedience (12-15)
      – Galatians 6:7-8
   B. Warn them that God calls them to repentance (16-18)
      – Acts 17:30-31

IV. Never stop praying for people (19-25)
   A. Be glad when someone asks you to pray for them (19)
      – Philippians 1:4
   B. Use it as an opportunity to remind them of God’s grace (20-22)
      – 2 Timothy 2:1
   C. Guard against the sin of prayerlessness in your life (23-25)
      – Ephesians 6:18

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