1 Samuel


In the days when there was no King, God set out to show his people what they needed: Him! Instead they opted for a king like everyone else - so they got what they wanted but would they want what they got? The book of 1 Samuel opens up for us a world of the early days of kingship in Israel and shows us the sort of King the people of God really need.


No King in Israel

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 18 February 2024
  • 1 Samuel 1-3

In keeping his promises God raises up faithful leaders and brings down unfaithful leaders so that His people might be warned against faithlessness and encouraged to trust and hope in Him.


No Need for a King

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 25 February 2024
  • 1 Samuel 4:1-7:1

God warns that his holiness means he will not be treated lightly by his people or others.


Desiring a King

  • Pastor Richard Wong
  • 3 March 2024
  • 1 Samuel 7:2-8:22

God’s people reject God in their desire for a human king, but God grants their request and paves the way for Jesus, the true king.


The First King

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 10 March 2024
  • 1 Samuel 9-11

The first king of Israel is outwardly impressive, inwardly apprehensive, and empowered by the Spirit to do well. So long as he remains in the Spirit, walking closely to God, there is hope of security and unity in Israel.


Samuel's Warning

  • Pastor Richard Wong
  • 17 March 2024
  • 1 Samuel 12

Despite all their evil in desiring their own king, God will not forsake his own people but will graciously save them through their king.


Rejection of the King

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 24 March 2024
  • 1 Samuel 13-15

With sadness we watch as Saul’s disobedience results in failures of leadership and judgement upon him.

EPISODE 7 - Good Friday

The Surprising New King

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 29 March 2024
  • 1 Samuel 16

God’s ways are unlike ours – man sees with our eyes, but God sees with the heart.

EPISODE 8 - Easter Sunday

The King's Surprising Victory

  • Pastor Richard Wong
  • 31 March 2024
  • 1 Samuel 17:1-54

We can be sure that God saves us from sin because he raised Jesus from the dead.


Isolation of the King

  • Jordan Tan
  • 7 April 2024
  • 1 Samuel 17:55-19:24

We rejoin the narrative of 1 Samuel after David defeats Goliath. How will people react? Especially, will King Saul react with thanksgiving or jealousy?


The King's Escape

  • Pastor Richard Wong
  • 14 April 2024
  • 1 Samuel 20-23

God’s chosen king must innocently suffer to prove he is the true king.


King David's True Colours

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 21 April 2024
  • 1 Samuel 24-27

Though innocent so far, David shows that he is a human like all of us: capable of acting in righteous, mysterious, and evil ways.


King Saul's True Colours

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 28 April 2024
  • 1 Samuel 28-31

Saul’s downfall is a sad and expected result of God’s judgment on him.

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