On October 11th the Mid-Week Bible Study will resume. This year we will be studying 1 Samuel. I am eager to see how the Lord will use this powerful book to help us grow deeper in our knowledge and love of Him. I hope you will join us as we work our way through this insightful, relevant ,and timeless section of Scripture!
Recently, as I began reading through the rst eight chapters in preparation for our study, I was reminded how quickly and easily God’s people turned away from following wholeheartedly after the Lord. Seemingly overnight they adopted foreign gods and were worshipping them. And it is clear that the Israelites were strongly attracted to the worship of Baal and Ashtaroth, so they erected local high places where sexually oriented and highly charged cult rituals could be practiced.
Tragically, this depraved worship quickly spread, and resulted in Isra- el’s breaking of many of God’s commandments including the commandment to have no other god’s before Him. Now you need to understand that this way of life was in total opposition to everything Israel should have stood for as the people of God. As God’s chosen people they should have known better! Yet, they chose to leave God out of their plans, and as a result they stumbled and fell bringing tremendous suffering on themselves, their children, and their nation. Click here for more.