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1 Samuel 1:19-28

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Samuel's Birth and Dedication

1 Samuel 1:19-28

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Lesson Number 2

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. The prayers of godly mothers are answered in God’s way.
  2. The children of godly mothers are blessed in God’s way.

Practical Application

  1. Mothers, are you willing to give up your children to the Lord?

Questions

  1. What was Hannah’s vow before the Lord?
  2. What is the meaning of Samuel’s name?
  3. How does Isaiah 55:8-9 relate to this lesson?
  4. Why is it important for us to continue to pray?
  5. Did Hannah keep her vow to the Lord?

Answers

  1. If the Lord would give her a son, she would present him to the Lord as a Nazirite.
  2. Samuel means “heard of God.”
  3. Sometimes God does not answer our prayers in the way we hope or expect; He will answer them His way.
  4. As we continue to pray for our desires, the Lord continues to give us insight into His answer, and brings our heart in tune with His.
  5. Yes, she “lent” Samuel to the Lord, as she vowed.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Discuss how God normally answers prayer. Don’t expect some out-of-the-ordinary, dramatic way for God to answer your prayers. Normally God controls and times natural events and circumstances to bring about answers to our prayers. How have you seen this in your life?
  2. How should you as parents pray for God’s blessing on your children? The children of godly mothers are blessed in God’s way.

Challenge

  1. Don’t be discouraged if God does not answer your prayers in your time and in your way. His way is best! James 5:16, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

Key Verses

  • “Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel.” 1 Samuel 1:19-20
  • “For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. Therefore I also have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD.” 1 Samuel 1:27-28

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