1 Samuel (Redesign): Looking for a Leader

1 Samuel (Redesign): Looking for a Leader

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Overview

Focused on the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel, this updated commentary explores God’s solution to ancient Israel’s leadership crisis and offers scriptural guidance related to godly leadership today. Part of the Preaching the Word commentary series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433548840
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 11/30/2014
Series: Preaching the Word Series
Edition description: Redesign
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

John Woodhouse(DPhil, Victoria University of Manchester) served as principal of Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, from 2002 to 2013. Previously, he worked in pastoral ministry in a suburb of Sydney. He has published articles in various academic journals and is the author of two volumes in Crossway’s Preaching the Word commentary series.

R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and former professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

Table of Contents

A Word to Those Who Preach the Word 11

Preface 13

Part 1 Samuel: The Leader God Provided (1 - 7)

1 The Leadership Crisis (1:1, 2) 17

2 Does God Care? (1:3-28) 25

3 The God of Knowledge (2:1-10) 39

4 Corruption and Ineptitude (2:11-26) 51

5 God and Corruption (2:27-36) 63

6 When God Speaks (3) 73

7 The Problem of the Power of God, Part 1 (4:1-11) 85

8 Where Is the Glory? (4:12-22) 95

9 The Problem of the Power of God, Part 2 (5) 103

10 Knowing the Power of God (6) 111

11 Effective Leadership (7) 123

Part 2 Saul: The Leader the People Asked For (8-15)

12 The Leader Israel Wanted (8) 139

13 Lost Donkeys and the Word of God (9) 153

14 The Secret of the Kingdom (10:1-16) 167

15 The King and the Kingdom (10: 17-27) 181

16 The Kingdom at War (11:1-11) 191

17 Kingdom Renewal, Part 1 (11:12-15) 203

18 Kingdom Renewal, Part 2 (12) 211

19 The Fool (13) 227

20 A Leader Who Trusted God (14:1-23) 239

21 Disobedience and Foolishness (14:24-52) 247

22 The Leader Who Let Them Down (15:1-11) 257

23 The Rejected King (15:12-35) 267

Part 3 David: The Leader "According to God's Own Heart" (16 - 31)

24 Seeing as God Sees(16:1-13) 281

25 Two Kings: A Confusing World (16:14-23) 291

26 The Enemy (17:1-11) 301

27 The God of the Unexpected (17:12-30) 313

28 The Gospel of David (17:31-40) 325

29 David and Goliath (17:41-58) 335

30 Do You Love Him? (18:1-16) 345

31 Love Him or Fear Him (18:17-30) 357

32 "…Against the Lord and against His Anointed" (19:1-10) 365

33 "…The Lord Holds Them in Derision" (19:11-24) 375

34 What Do You Fear? (20:1-23) 385

35 "If Anyone Does Not Hate His Own Father…" (20:24-12) 397

36 "Have You Not Read What David Did?" (21:1-9) 407

37 Out of the Frying Pan… (21:10-15) 415

38 "God Chose What Was Low and Despised in the World" (22:1-5) 425

39 The Antichrist (22:6-23) 433

40 The Christ Must Suffer (23:1-14) 443

41 "Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart" (23:15-29) 453

42 "He Did Not Revile in Return" (24) 461

43 Vengeance Belongs to the Lord (25) 471

44 Righteousness and Faithfulness (26) 485

45 Clever and Cunning Success (27) 497

46 "Having No Hope and without God" (28) 507

47 The "Trial" of David (29) 519

48 A King Who Gives (30) 529

49 The King Is Dead (31) 543

Notes 555

Scripture Index 633

General Index 659

Index of Sermon Illustrations 667

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