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Hopeless and without God

July 7, 2019 Speaker: Ben Spears Series: I Samuel

Topic: UPCC Passage: 1 Samuel 28:1-25, Ephesians 2:11-13

Sermon Notes

Hope: a feeling and desire of a certain thing to happen

What comes in the absence of hope? Fear
Saul felt fear in a moment of intense pressure

What sorts of desperate situations do we find ourselves in today? (Similar to how Saul was feeling)

Like Saul, we all face extreme pressure points at some times in our lives. What do we do when we face these low moments?

Breakdown of the passage
  1. A “hopeless” situation (vs. 3-6) Samuel is dead; Saul is afraid, the Lord is not answering him
  2. A desperate response (vs. 7-14) Saul sought out that which was an abomination to God
  3. A swift judgement - a warning that there’s consequences to sin

Sin takes us places we never think we will go.

True repentance is different than sorrow, it’s taking responsibility for what you’ve done and making a change.

When pride gets in the way, bad things happen and we can’t truly repent

We are hopeless without God but have hope in Christ. We can confidently expect that God will faithfully keep his promises.

More in I Samuel

July 14, 2019

His Amazing Grace

June 30, 2019

Overwhelming Grace

June 23, 2019

Where Three Lives Collide

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