The reign of Saul was established by God but undermined by Saul’s disobedience. Chapters 13-15 in 1 Samuel detail this fall and give insight for Christians to understand the effects of disobedience upon our relationship with God. Listen to Part One of this sermons series on the Fall of Saul.
The great question we must ask is who is capable of saving us. Of course, we want a fireman to save us if we’re trapped in a burning building. We want superman (if he were real) to save us if we fall out of a plane. But who saves us when we recognize the reality of our sin and depravity before a holy God. Who is capable?
1 Samuel 11 details the rise of Saul to being King. After his great victory over the Ammonites, Saul goes to Gilgal and the Bible says the kingdom was renewed. Listen to this sermon to understand the larger meaning of this story in the history of redemption. Is this really about making Saul seem like an able man or is it witness to the coming king?