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By Kim Barker
College Hill Church of Christ 

Let's read the Bible

Week 24 I Samuel


I Samuel reads like an action novel. It tells the story of Hannah giving her son Samuel to be a priest. Samuel does all that God commands him to do in appointing Saul to be the first king over Israel. It seems Saul spends most of his time fighting the Philistines … or trying to kill David. There are concurrent tales of righteous men and evil men.

Samuel’s story begins before he is born, with Hannah his faithful mother, promising him to God before he is even conceived. He advises Saul, warns him, and tries to keep him on the right path.

We meet David as a young shepherd boy who fights Go...

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