Recipe for Reform

Scripture Verses

1 Samuel 7:2-17

Outline

The best place to turn in time of trouble and trial is back to God.

Recipe for Reform

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • Lamenting
  • Repentance
  • Putting away
  • Preparation of the heart
  • Willingness to serve
  • Drink offering
  • Fasted
  • Confession

The Enemy Comes

  • Turn to God
  • Sacrifice
  • Prayer

Ebenezer

  • Stone of help
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Here I raise mine Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I’m come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home

The Memorial

  • Chapter 4
    • Israel struck down by Philistines
    • Manipulation, “Let it save / deliver”
    • Philistines hear
    • Result, “Ichabod”
  • Chapter 7
    • Philistines struck down by Israel
    • Repentance, “Let Him save / deliver”
    • Philistines hear
    • Result, “Ebenezer”

Samuel

  • He was a prophet (3:20; 4:1)
  • He led in repentance and recommitment (7:3, 5)
  • He was recognized as a judge (7:15; 8:4)
  • He was chosen to select Israel’s first king (10:17-25)
  • He was mourned when he died (25:1)
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