Sermon Sunday January 5, 2014


Songs of joy are hard to come by.
That’s because most of us
are in trouble, heading into trouble or trying to cover up
some trouble we’ve caused.
A song of joy breaks out in a person who has been
straight up with God about their troubles
(self-inflicted or otherwise) and been rescued.
God showed up for Hannah,
God gave her something she couldn’t get for herself
and she experienced mercy for herself.
Song of Joy!

Bulletin January 5, 2014


Sermon January 5, 2014 – Andrew Allison 1 Samuel 2

Study Questions: 1 Samuel 2

  1. Tell of a time when you experienced God doing something in your life.
  2. If you were to write a ‘Song of Joy’, what phrases might be included in your song?
  3. The young men, Hophni and Phinehas were guilty of “treating the LORD’s offering with contempt”. How did they do that? Is there a way that we could ‘show contempt’ with the Lord’s offering in our day?
  4. Eli is also held responsible, as the dad, for his boys’ behaviour. What did he do and should he have done to lead well as a dad?
  5. What does the verse “Those who honour me I will honour, but those who despise me will be disdained” mean in your life today?