1 Samuel

Dagon’s Ups and Downs

October 29, 2017

DAGON’S UPS AND DOWNS. “When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in …

1 Samuel:5:2-4

Samuel and the Young man Saul

January 1, 1970

Samuel and the Young man Saul    “And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God.” — 1 Samuel ix. 27.   THIS was Samuel’s third …

1 Samuel:9:27

The Empty Place: A Christmas Day Sermon

January 1, 1970

The Empty Place: A Christmas Day Sermon   “And David’s place was empty.” — 1 Samuel xx. 25.   THERE may be much to learn from an empty place. The world thinks much of the places which have been emptied through the home-going of its celebrated men. Those who have served the world are remembered by it; those who …

1 Samuel:20:25

The Empty Seat

January 1, 1970

The Empty Seat    “David’s place was empty.”— 1 Samuel xx. 27.   IT was quite right that David’s place should be empty, because Saul sought to slay him, and he could not safely sit in the presence of an enemy who had twice before cast a javelin at him to “smite him even to the wall with it.” …

1 Samuel:20:27

A Woman of a Sorrowful Spirit

January 1, 1970

A Woman of a Sorrowful Spirit    “Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit.” — 1 Samuel i. 15.   THE special cause of Hannah’s sorrow arose from the institution of polygamy, which, although it was tolerated under the old law, is always exhibited to us in practical action as a …

1 Samuel:1:15

David’s First Victory

December 8, 1904

David’s First Victory     “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.” — 1 Samuel xvii. 50.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   A CAREFUL perusal of the whole chapter will well …

1 Samuel:17:50

The Statute of David for the Sharing of the Spoil

June 7, 1891

The Statute of David for the Sharing of the Spoil   “And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and …

1 Samuel:30:21-25

Is God in the Camp?

April 9, 1891

Is God in the Camp?   “And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.”— 1 Samuel iv. 7.   ISRAEL was out of gear with God. The people had forgotten the Most High, and had gone aside to …

1 Samuel:4:7

Three Decisive Steps

March 8, 1891

Three Decisive Steps   “And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then …

1 Samuel:7:2-5

A Private Enquiry

January 18, 1891

A Private Enquiry   “What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee?” — 1 Samuel iii. 17.   THE Lord would not speak directly to Eli, although he was the High Priest. In ordinary circumstances it would have been so; but Eli had grieved the Lord, and thus had lost his honourable standing. God had not …

1 Samuel:3:17