Monthly Archives: March 2000

The Water of Life John 4:1-26

Audio:   Download Audio Download sermon John 4:1-26 Text Comment This is a long text of which we will take only part this morning. Verses 1-26 are the narration, the account of the Lord’s encounter with the woman at the well. The next two sections report the aftermath of that conversation. We will read the […]

1 Samuel 8:1-22

Download sermon 1 Samuel 8:1-22 Text Comment Now, as we are going to see, the attitude the Bible takes toward the rise of the monarchy in Israel is complex and it is not always easy to reconcile the various statements that are given. On several occasions in the later part of the book of Judges […]

1 Samuel 7:2-17

Download sermon 1 Samuel 7:2-17 Text Comment Now, it is important to see the chapter we are about to read in its larger context as the first part of the narrative of the origin of the monarchy in Israel. The chapter relates how, after a period of national apostasy, Samuel called Israel back to the […]

1 Samuel 6:1-7:1

Download sermon 1 Samuel 6:1-7:1 Text Comment v.2       “diviners” Divination, the so-called science of discovering beforehand the will of the gods was forbidden in Israel. Israel had God’s Word and was to live according to it. And, mostly, the Bible regards divination as a crock. But, from time to time, the Lord uses it to […]