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Posted: October 8, 2015 in Uncategorized
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God Calls Little Samuel  

Our hope is for our kids to know that: In the midst of Israel’s Great Sin, God raises up a prophet

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
John 10:27

(Open the bible and read to your child 3:1-20) Samuel kept hearing someone call his name. At first he thought it was his mentor Eli, until Eli discerned that it was the Lord calling Samuel.  When Samuel meets the Lord he is told about the judgement coming to Eli’s household. Eli’s sons were wicked and needed to be removed from the priesthood, but Eli did not remove them. Samuel heard from the Lord at a time where the Lord rarely gave visions or prophetic messages to Israel. This was because Israel had left the Lord and did not worship Him, Samuel was called to be a prophet for Israel, and he was recognized as such as he grew older.

The Jesus Connection:
Read 1 Samuel 2:26; Luke 2:52.
In the midst of corruption within Eli’s household, God sent a man to prophesy the coming of a faithful priest who would be obedient to the heart and mind of God. The final fulfillment of this promise came in the life of Christ. Jesus did only what his Father commanded him to do (John 14:31). Jesus is a faithful high priest forever (Hebrews 7:21–24). Samuel was also a foreshadowing of Christ. Very similar language is used to describe both Samuel and Jesus (compare 1 Samuel 2:26 and Luke 2:52).


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