Our hearts are what matter to God

Bible Point: Our hearts are what matter to God Key Verse: “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 We learned this week that David had several older and more impressive-looking brothers. However, God chose David […]

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Give your worries to God.

Bible Point: Give your worries to God. Key Verse: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Saul got worried when Samuel […]

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God lets us choose to obey or disobey.

Bible Point: God lets us choose to obey or disobey. Key Verse: “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). The Israelites rejected God and asked Samuel to give them a king. We also heard how God allowed Samuel to give them a king, […]

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God wants us to listen and follow when he directs us.

Bible Point: God wants us to listen and follow when he directs us. Key Verse: “Then Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:10). God called out Samuel’s name in the middle of the night. When Samuel finally recognized that it was God’s voice, Samuel listened to and obeyed everything God said […]

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Turn to God when you’re sad.

Bible Point: Turn to God when you’re sad. Key Verse: “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my savior and my God” (Psalm 42:11). Hannah prayed and cried out to God when she was sad about not having a […]

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Hope in God’s good plans.

Bible Point: Hope in God’s good plans. Key Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 God had a good plan for Ruth, including a husband and a family line […]

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God wants us to love our friends no matter what.

Bible Point: God wants us to love our friends no matter what. Key Verse: A friend loves at all times.  – Proverbs 17:17 Ruth chose to be faithful to her mother-in-law, even though it meant leaving her home and everything she’d ever known. God wants us to love our friends and be loyal to them […]

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God gives us gifts to serve him.

Bible Point: God gives us gifts to serve him. Key Verse: Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10 Just as God gave Samson the unique gift of great strength, God gives each of us gifts as well. We […]

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness.

I think we’d all like to believe that we don’t have enemies. Enemy seems like such a hateful, unforgiving, and harsh word. However, when enemy is described as: “A thing that harms or weakens something else”, I find it more relatable.  Have you ever had someone harm or weaken you with his or her actions […]

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We can trust God with the future.

Bible Point: We can trust God with the future. Key Verse: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10 That the Israelites faced years of suffering […]

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