Week 1: Day 1

Read: 1 Samuel 1:1-8 link


What do we learn about Elkanah from this passage?  How would you describe his family life?  How would you describe his attitude to Hannah? 

What do you think Hannah found harder: her ‘closed womb’ or her ‘rival provoking her’? 


The passage talks about the Lord closing Hannah’s womb.  How does this make you feel?  What do you think it means for God to be sovereign? 

Read: Romans 9:14-16

How would you explain the sovereignty of God to a friend? 


·      Praise God for his mercy and grace to a world that largely ignores him

·      Pray for for God’s help in trusting his sovereignty indifficult circumstances


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