Who Is King In Israel?
1 Samuel 12-17
3: The Tragedy of King Saul
1 Samuel 15:1-34 / Philippians 2:1-11
Stephen Fifer • 12th May 2019
A. The Role of God’s Messiah
The Function of Leadership
The Leadership of the People of God
If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king …… follow the LORD your God – good! 15 But if you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
1 Samuel 12:14-15
B. The Judgement of God
The History of Amalek and Israel (Exodus 17:14-5 / Deuteronomy 25:17-19)
“The Ban” (herem) – Total Destruction!
God’s Judgement on Sinners
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 …… This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power ……
2 Thessalonians 1:6-9
C. To Obey Is Better than Sacrifice!
Samuel’s Indictment of Saul – Failure to Listen and Obey
Saul’s Defence – the People Wanted Sacrifice
God’s Judgement on Saul
D. Follow Your True Messiah
The Failure of Human Leaders
The Role of Leaders of God’s People
The Example of Jesus
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