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We are located on Pippin Rd., in close proximity to Fairfield, Forest Park, Seven Hills, Hamilton, and southern Butler County
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Maundy Thursday April 2nd - 7:00 pm
with the Lords Supper

Good Friday April 3rd - 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday Services
April 5th, 8:30 & 11:00 am


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8:30 and 11:00 am
Sunday School and Adult Bible Class between services

 

3 Year Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 10

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is 1 Samuel 10.

General:

  • Chapter 10 gives us the actual anointing of Saul as king over Israel
    • Samuel took a flask of some kind of oil and poured it over Saul
      • This action set him apart from everyone else
      • God had chosen Saul for a particular role
        • Saul could take great comfort in this fact
    • Samuel kissed Saul as a sign of their intimate relationship as prophet and king
    • Samuel also sent away Saul with a few prophesied events as further assurance that these amazing things were really from God
      • He told him about three different encounters he would have on his way home
        • Each prophecy was very specific
        • Most amazing of all was the assurance that Saul would prophecy himself
    • We are told that God changed Saul’s heart as he left Samuel’s presence
      • God had now given Saul a heart that wanted to serve Him
  • Saul left for home and experienced all the signs that Samuel had promised
    • The people of Saul’s hometown were astounded when Saul began to prophecy with all the other prophets
      • “Is Saul among the prophets” became slang used when someone was acting out of the ordinary
    • When Saul’s uncle pressed him about what had happened, Saul was a little evasive
      • He made no mention of the fact that Samuel had ANOINTED HIM KING
        • We really have no sure answer why Saul wouldn’t have mentioned this
  • The last part of the chapter deals with Saul’s public installation as king
    • Samuel gathered the people at Mizpah to introduce them to Saul
      • We can only imagine how excited the people were at this point
    • When it came time to reveal Saul as God’s choice, he was nowhere to be found
      • God Himself revealed that Saul was meekly hiding among the baggage the crowds had brought
      • The people were pleased that Saul physically fit the part of a king
    • Saul then gave the people some regulations for the way they would be ruled by Saul and future kings
      • These kings would be servants of God
      • They would carry out His instructions or were experience the consequences
    • We are told that not all of Israel was ready to accept Saul as king
      • There were some who vocalized their doubts, but Saul did not rise to their challenge

What does it lead me to confess?



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3 Year Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 9

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is 1 Samuel 9.

General:

  • Chapter 9 continues the narrative from the previous chapter, in which Israel demanded that Samuel find a king for them
    • They wanted to be like the other nations around them
    • Samuel explicitly warned them about what having a king would be like, but the Israelites brushed aside his warnings
  • The first half of this chapter is dedicated to introducing the reader to Saul
    • He’s on a mission to find his father’s lost donkeys
      • We notice Saul’s determination; he looks for several days
    • Saul fit the physical description of a king
    • He came from a strong family; his father is described as being “a man of standing”
    • When Saul was about to return home, his servant suggested that they check in with Samuel, since they were so close anyway
      • They hoped Samuel could tell them where the donkeys had gone
  • God brought Saul and Samuel together
    • God had told Samuel that he would meet someone from the tribe of Benjamin on that very day
      • Samuel was to anoint this man king
    • When they came together, Samuel gave him big news
      • First of all, his donkeys had been found
      • Second, Saul was to play a large role in Israel’s history
        • Saul balked at the thought that he could do something great
          • The tribe of Benjamin was the smallest of Israel
          • He didn’t feel like a great candidate for king personally
    • Samuel invited Saul to eat with him at a banquet
      • Saul was treated as the guest of honor and given the piece of the meal normally reserved for the priest

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