Week 1: Day 3

Read: 1 Samuel 1:21-28 link

Explore:

How would describe Elkanah’s reaction to Hannah fulfilling her vow? 

What did Hannah hope for her child’s life? 

Apply:

This passage contains an extravagant act of faith and worship by a human but it started with an extravagant act of grace by God.  Can you think of a time when you have experienced God’s extravagant mercy?  How did you respond? 

Read John 3:16-17

Hannah’s story isn’t the only account of a child being offered to God.  God himself gave his son for the world and in turn calls us to give our lives in worship. 

Read Romans 12:1

Pray:

·      Thank God for his Son Jesus, who devoted his life to God and to you

·      Thank God for his grace and mercy in the more practical areas of your life (e.g. work, relationships) 

·      Ask God for help as you work out ‘offering your body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God’ looks like

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