King Me Part 1 (Why Do We Want A King”

King Me – Part 1

Why Do We Want a “King”?

In the Old Testament we often find things about the ____________ of people that help us live our ______________.

God has always been actively _________________ in the day to day lives of His people.

The name of the last judge of Israel is _________________.

1 Samuel 8:1-3

Israel Asks for a King

When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.[a] The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

The people cry out for a _______________.

1 Samuel 8:4-5

So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead[a] us, such as all the other nations have.”

In crying out for a ________________, the people were rejecting the __________________ of God in their lives.

1 Samuel 8:6-9

But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”

1 Samuel 8:19-20

19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”

  1. The people wanted a king so they could be ___________ the _______________ around them.

God _____________ wanted His people to be like all the other nations.

There is a strong ____________ today for the church to be like the world.

1 Peter 2:9-12

 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society

11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

Sin, like ________________, pulls us away from God and toward the world.

The ability to be different comes from an internal __________________, not an external _______________________.

  1. The people wanted a king to take the ____________ of God.

The people rejected God in battle though each time He had given them __________________.

People don’t want God to fight their own battles because they still believe they are the _______________ of their lives.

People don’t want God to fight their own battles because they don’t _______________ with God’s tactics.