* vs 6 - Anger is an emotion with a purpose. * Righteous anger is a very good thing. * Notice what happened in this verse - Saul got angry as a result of the spirit of God coming upon him. * God wanted Saul to do something about the enemy and He motivated him through anger. * What’s the difference between good anger and bad? * Righteous anger comes with a zeal to defend God’s honor. * Unrighteous anger comes with a zeal to defend our own. * vs 15 - Saul was the king, but he had not been indoctrinated into the kingship. * But when he acted in anger on behalf of the Israelites and in the power of God there was an authority shift that took place. * Everyone now recognized Saul’s place as king over Israel. * There’s an authority shift going on in culture right now. * Those who will receive it are those who have the warrior spirit - a righteous anger to defend the honor of the Lord. * Just as Saul recognized the enemy and dealt with them, so the true warrior does the same.
1 Samuel 11:6-15 (4/27/17)
April 27, 2017 • Benham Brothers
1 Samuel 1:12-15 (4/27/17)
Bad Dad • April 27, 2017 • Benham Brothers
* We get a glimpse of the type of person Eli was and why maybe he was not a good father. * He rebuked a woman who didn’t need to be rebuked * He assumed something about a person that didn’t line up with reality and in haste rebuked her before he questioned her. * This shows his willingness to act without thinking. * On the flip side, we see later on that he didn’t rebuke his sons even though they needed to be rebuked. * Son on the one hand he rebuked someone who didn’t deserve it because he judged by outward appearance, but on the other hand he refused to rebuke someone who did deserve it because he didn’t have the courage to confront. * Hannah was an easy target - his sons were not.
1 Samuel 1:24 (4/26/18)
Quantify • April 26, 2018 • Benham Brothers
* The best thing a young entrepreneur can do is quantify how much is enough. * You need a plan to: * 1) Quantify your hours. * When you get to a certain point financially will you use that money to buy your time back? * At what point do you stop working 70 hours a week and cut it to 30? * 2) Quantify your income. * When you get to a certain point financially will you increase what you give in tithe? * The goal is to get to a point where you give away more than you take home. * Hannah shows us how to do this. * It was her idea to give her son away after he was weaned. * She got to keep him for a few years, but then she let him go. * She didn’t keep holding on. * This worked out for her with 500% ROI (1 Samuel 2:21).
1 Samuel 2:1 (4/27/17)
The Secret to Joy • April 27, 2017 • Benham Brothers
* If we’re not experiencing joy in our lives, we need to re-joy (rejoice). * How do we do this? * By being willing to give back to God what He has given to us. * The moment we give something back to God we will experience a joy that can be found in no other way. * Notice Hannah - she was filled with joy after she was willing to give him back to God - her one and only son. * She ended up having 5 kids in his place, which is a 500% return. * Are you experiencing joy in your life? * If not, then you need to re-joy by giving back what God has given you!