The Life of Samuel - Week 2

Pastor Marshall Ochs | August 11, 2019

In this message, Pastor Marshall teaches from 1 Samuel 8-10. Israel was tired of the judges ruling the nation, and they asked Samuel to anoint a king for them. This request revealed their lack of faith in God, but God answered their prayer by choosing Saul. Saul was from a wealthy family, had good looks, and was transformed with God’s power to rule. However, even the best man Israel had to offer became a lousy king. This story reminds us that any king besides Jesus will ultimately enslave us and rob our freedoms. Only Jesus came to rule His people through servanthood and sacrifice.