Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
Hannah’s Heart for Her Family
May 9, 2021

Hannah’s Heart for Her Family

May 9, 2021

Hannah’s Heart for Her Family
Mother’s Day 2021
1 Samuel 1:4-11, 27-28

The spiritual decay of the nation of Israel was linked to the absence of a king.  Immediately before 1 Samuel we have the book of Judges and we see Israel torn apart by a lack of leadership and widespread perversity.  Judges 21:25 sums it up well: “. . . there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” When we come to 1 Samuel we’re introduced to Hannah, who is the mother of the prophet who will designate Israel’s chosen king.

1.   Hannah’s pain (vv. 1-8)

The women who had a lot of children were heroes in their tribe and in their nation.

What’s an idol?  An idol is something that’s good that becomes the .

If you build your life around anything , you’re endangering your soul!

2.   Hannah’s (vv. 9, 10)

“And then Hannah arose” means she decides to do a great thing: to go to God and .

3.    Hannah prays to the Lord (vv. 11)

She starts by remembering God’s .

The God Hannah prays to is a God who is all powerful and yet is .

Hannah from being all about her, to being about God

4.   Hannah to the Lord (vv. 27, 28)

God takes these poorest of the poor and sets them up among princes in


Daily Meditations
Memory verse: “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.”
1 Samuel 1:27, 28
Read 1 Samuel 1. How would you describe Elkanah – was he a godly man?
What practical steps can we take to encourage our families or household to serve God in this day and age?
Read 1 Samuel 1. Why is God against polygamy? Read Genesis 22:1-24 and Matthew 19:3-6.
Who was Hannah’s adversary? Why?
Read 1 Samuel 1. Who is our adversary? (1 Peter 5: 8, 9)
What kind of attack does our adversary bring against us?
Read 1 Samuel 1. Why did Eli think Hannah was drunk? (1 Samuel 1:12-14, 1 Samuel 1:9)
When do you find it convenient to pray silently and when do you find it convenient to pray out loud.
Read 1 Samuel 1. What happened in 1 Samuel 1:17-18? What effect did this have on Hannah’s prayer? (Matthew 18:19, 20)
How can we stand in agreement with other people in prayer?
Read 1 Samuel 1. Hannah gave her child to the Lord. This must have been a very difficult thing. How can we commit our children to the Lord? 
How can we give back to God the things He has blessed us with?

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