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.