The Call of a Bad Leader

Undelivered Sermon #4

1 Samuel 3:1-10

This week’s lectionary text brings us the introduction of Samuel. As the text opens, Samuel is just a boy, sleeping on the floor of the temple led by Eli. And Samuel hears the voice of God.

There is some interesting context surrounding Samuel’s call. Eli was the High Priest of Shiloh. This would have made him the leader of the community, n…

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