28 April 2018

AM Bethany : The LORD as King : Lesson 1

AM Bethany : The LORD as King : Lesson 1
Text: 1 Samuel 8

Rev Dr Charles Tan

Message Notes

AM BETHANY 28 April 2018
Text: 1 Samuel 8

Theme: The LORD as King

1. Asking for a king (1 Samuel 8:4-5)

a) Samuel was old
b) His sons did not walk in the ways of Samuel
c) They asked Samuel to give them a king
i) Just like the other nations
ii) To judge them

2. The displeasure of Samuel (1 Samuel 8:6)

a) He was upset
b) He prayed to the Lord
i) For guidance
ii) For His word to be given

3. God’s answer to Samuel (1 Samuel 8:7-9)

a) The people had not rejected Samuel
b) They had rejected the Lord as their Ruler (though not expressly spoken)
c) This had been Israel’s way all this while
i) From the time He had brought them out of Egypt
ii) Right up to the days of Samuel
iii) They had forsaken the LORD
iv) They had served other gods
d) The request of the people to be acceded to
“Heed their voice” 1 Samuel 8:9, 22
e) Give solemn instruction and warning about earthly kings

4. The behavior of the king they insisted on having (forewarning 1 Samuel 8:10-22)

a) He will take your sons for his army
i) Charioteers
ii) Horsemen
iii) Foot soldiers
iv) Captains
v) Weapon makers
vi) Farmers
b) He will take your daughters
i) Perfumers
ii) Cooks
iii) Bakers
c) He will take
i) The best of your fields
ii) Vineyards
iii) Olive groves
d) Taxes
He will take ten percent and give that to his people supporting him
e) He will also take others to serve him
i) Male servants
ii) Female servants
iii) Finest young men
iv) Donkeys
v) Sheep
f) You will be his servants

5. Regret (1 Samuel 8:18)

a) You will cry out
b) But God will not hear

6. Stubbornness of the people (1 Samuel 8:19-20)

a) They refused to obey Samuel
b) They insisted on having a king
c) To be like other nations
i) As their judge
ii) As their defender