Often our failures in some areas of our lives become the stigmas that we find so difficult to carry. Hannah illustrates the importance of praying through the stigma from 1 Samuel 1:1-20.
Part 2: The Issue of Accountability
The very nature of church allows for the reality that people can be religious and not really know the Lord. However, God sees through our religious actions and hold everyone accountable from 1 Samuel 2:12-36.
Part 3: Learning to Listen
In a world where there seems to be silence and a lack of direction from the Lord, there is a very real emptiness in our spiritual lives. We have to be willing to listen to God as he reveals himself to us through his word from 1 Samuel 3:1-21.
Part 4: Wrong Assumptions
It is amazing how wrong assumptions about God and his actions toward believers can lead someone to abandon the faith. This shows that the difficulties we face are only amplified by our ignorance of the Lord and his ways from 1 Samuel 4:1-11.
Part 5: Getting Back to the Right Place
It can be very defeating to live life without the presence of God in your midst. There are things that believers can do to return to the Lord from 1 Samuel 7:1-17.
Part 6: Going It Alone
You have been trying to respond to life according to the Lord's way. However, the pressure to go it alone is only increasing from 1 Samuel 13:1-15.
Part 7: On Your Terms
We often try to fulfill God's expectations on our own terms. It never enters into our minds, that partial obedience might exactly be disobedience from 1 Samuel 15:1-34.
Part 8: The Calling
There are many dimensions to our faith as we live for Jesus Christ. One facet is the calling that he extended to each of us from 1 Samuel 16:1-13.
Part 9: Two Different Responses
With every crisis, the believer has to choose how to respond to it from 1 Samuel 17:1-54.
Part 10: When Faith Is Not Enough
Faith is ultimately tied to your relationship to the Lord. That is why reacting to circumstances without faith can lead to serious consequences from 1 Samuel 21 & 22.