The great struggle for man is coming to understand that he is not in control. Man has no power. We are weak. Sinful unbelievers hate this truth and refuse to accept it. Those who are broken learn to embrace this truth because we have a God who works through it. When God works through our weakness, the result is that we praise Him for it. Listen to this sermon on Hannah’s Song for more!
Hannah vowed to direct Samuel to the Lord’s service. She gave him up at a fairly young age so that he would fulfill this vow. What are you raising your child to do? Serve themselves? Serve you and your emotional needs? To raise your child for the Lord is an act of faith because you are raising them to give them up to the Lord. Listen to this sermon for more out of 1 Samuel 1.
First Samuel 1 gives a great picture of the right attitude of motherhood. Today’s culture does not celebrate this in any way and young girls are almost made to feel that being a mother is NOT the greatest thing they could do. The Lord has established great things through motherhood and when women forsake this role to follow modern feminist, anti biblical attitudes for motherhood they disregard godly wisdom. Listen to this sermon to explore Hannah’s attitude towards being a mother and this glorifies God.
The last half of Psalm 22 shows us the outcome of the gospel. Christ is enthusiastically praising the Father. When a Christian dwells on the truth of the gospel and personally apply it to our life, we also will enthusiastically praise Jesus. Praise, hope and joy are hallmark outcomes of gospel application. Listen to this sermon on the last half of Psalm 22.