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1 – 1 Sam 1-3 – Samuel (game: kingdom text mix)
“Kingdom” is a word that everyone gets and wants if they know it or not. When I was around 7, my cousin and I would hangout a lot to set up our G.I. Joes like a kingdom battle. In the next room, my sister would set up her Barbies like a peaceful kingdom-home. All kids freak out when they get to experience the Magic Kingdom at Disneyworld. Even elderly people love to join a kingdom-like retirement village with their own chariot-golf carts, dwell in their own castle-apartments, etc. A kingdom is a place were people life live together ruled by a king. Our culture and we as humans seem to both understand and desire a kingdom, but why? Everyone sets-up their own kind of kingdom. Why? It’s because God created us for an eternal and powerful kingdom.
Leading up to the book of 1 Samuel, God is moving Israel into the kingdom phase of their history. Continue reading