So they ran and brought Saul out to the people, and they could see that he was a head taller than anyone else. Samuel said to the people, ‘Here is the man the LORD has chosen! There is no one else among us like him.’ All the people shouted, ‘Long live the king!’ Samuel explained… Read more
When Saul turned to leave Samuel, God gave Saul a new nature. And everything Samuel had told him happened that day. When Saul and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Suddenly the spirit of God took control of him, and he joined in their ecstatic dancing and shouting. People who… Read more
Now on the previous day the LORD had told Samuel, ‘Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the tribe of Benjamin; anoint him as ruler of my people Israel, and he will rescue them from the Philistines. I have seen the suffering of my people and have heard their cries for… Read more
Jesus submits to God’s will. It’s not always God’s will for you to win the lottery. It’s not always God’s will for your severed finger to miraculously grow back. It’s not always God’s will for your hardship to be magically resolved. If prayer worked like that, Jesus wouldn’t have gone to the cross.
#youngSAVEDfree In this monthly column we hear from young people in our church about the ministries and mission they are part of – and how we in the LCA can better engage with youth in our communities. When Ben Schubert decided it was time to take a step back from the youth ministry roles he’d… Read more
Struggles in the church and the world around us cause us to say, ‘The church and the world really need our prayer’. In the divine service, we pray ‘for the church, the world and all people according to their needs’.
There was a wealthy and influential man named Kish, from the tribe of Benjamin; he was the son of Abiel and grandson of Zeror, and belonged to the family of Becorath, a part of the clan of Aphiah. He had a son named Saul, a handsome man in the prime of life. Saul was a… Read more