Ouxano 57: 1 Samuel, Chapter 2b

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[display_podcast]Today, we’ll look at the second half of 1 Samuel chapter 2 and its applications to life today.  Right off the bat, we see that young Samuel has been placed under the care of Israel’s priest Eli.  Now, Eli already has a couple of sons, so why is Samuel allowed adoption into Eli’s family?We see the answer to this question in 1 Samuel 2:11-12 11 Then Elkanah returned home to Ramah without Samuel. And the boy served the Lord by assisting Eli the priest.12 Now the sons of … [Read more...]

Ouxano 56: 1 Samuel, Chapter 2

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[display_podcast]One of the first things you’ll notice when you turn to the second chapter of 1 Samuel is that the first half of the chapter is laid out like a poem and the second looks like a prose or narrative.  This is intentional because the first half is, in fact, a poem; and the second half of the chapter continues the story of Samuel.The first ten verses of 1 Samuel 2 is a song of praise by Hannah, Samuel’s mother.  Now, that strikes me as odd. She has just given up her son to live … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 7: Russ Taff

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[display_podcast]Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Russ Taff calls into the show this week to discuss honesty in prayer, marriage, recovery and so much more!Russ loves the honesty found in Robert Duvall’s character in the 1998 movie, “The Apostle” (which featured his Grammy winning song, “Ain’t No Grave”) when he would say something like:“I screwed up again. Help me, Lord. That’s why you died – ‘cause I can’t do it without You.”Russ and I go back decades ago when we toure … [Read more...]


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