Hopeless and without God
Topic: UPCC Passage: 1 Samuel 28:1-25, Ephesians 2:11-13
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
- A “hopeless” situation (vs. 3-6) Samuel is dead; Saul is afraid, the Lord is not answering him
- A desperate response (vs. 7-14) Saul sought out that which was an abomination to God
- 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.