Naringal Baptist Church
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Thought for the day
Song - Modern Worship Band - My Redeemer Lives
Song - In Christ Alone
Interview with Bronwyn
Prayer & BIble Reading
Israel Rejects God as King
1 Samuel 8; Hebrews 4:14-16
1 Samuel 8:4-5(NIV): So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”
Trying to meet a spiritual need with a worldly solution will always end badly. Israel rejected Samuel’s sons, but in doing so they rejected God as their spiritual leader. Here we see our need for:
· A perfect king - 1 Samuel 8:1-3, Hebrews 4:15
· An all powerful king - 1 Samuel 8:19-20, Hebrews 4:14, Revelation 17:14
Only Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, can fill our need for a spiritual leader. Let’s not look for worldly substitutes, but put our trust in the one who loves us with a perfect and everlasting love.
Who will you choose to serve?
1 Samuel 8:21-22(NIV): When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.” Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”
Hebrews 4:16(NIV): Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.