About the 1 & 2 Samuel Study
God’s stories don’t start like the world’s stories. God uses people no one has ever heard of, like Elkanah. God uses people whose lives are not going like they thought, like Hannah. He does this, as Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:7, “so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.” The Jews knew it. Their ears perked up when they heard a story begin with an insignificant person with a barren wife. They knew that God was about to do something amazing. We need to learn to respond similarly. We all go through periods where we feel like we don’t matter or nothing good is going to happen to us, or life has passed us by. This story reminds us that when we feel insignificant or powerless, we are on the verge of seeing God do amazing things. We just haven’t seen it yet.
Dive into this amazing Community/Small Group Study through 1 & 2 Samuel as God reveals time and time again that he is looking at our hearts. And a heart after God is what makes us extraordinary!