Two Ways to Live (1 Samuel 15:24-35)

Samuel had delivered God’s verdict to Saul: “To obey is better than sacrifice. . . . Because you have rejected the word of Yahweh, he has also rejected you from being king” (vv. 22-23). Our passage picks up at the climax of this story. The question is, how will Saul respond?

In this sermon, pastor Matt shows how Saul’s responses reveal that insisting on our kingdom our way only invites God’s judgment. Yet while the true King is grieved by our sin, he is never surprised. His purposes of grace remain, and all those who submit to God’s kingdom God’s way will know the blessing of his life-giving rule