How to Discover God’s Will for Your Life

Editor’s Note: Determining the will of God can seem to be an impossible process for Christians, but as Chuck Swindoll notes in this article, God does not play shell games with us when it comes to His will for our lives. This chapter from Swindoll’s book The Mystery of God’s Will gives believers some guidelines to follow in determining God’s will for …

[The Compass] Ichabod & the Lost Ark (Part 1)

Download a printable version of this week’s Compass. It was my privilege and honor to serve at Grace Church in Des Moines for 20 years. These were the formative years of my life, the time when the qualities and values of who I am as a Christian and as a pastor were hammered into me. In 2001, the church completed …

The Contrast

[The Compass] The Contrast

Download a printable version of this week’s Compass. The first three chapters of 1 Samuel provide a steep contrast between godly, young Samuel and the family of Eli, who is the high priest ministering before the Lord at the tabernacle in Shiloh. At the tip of the spear of Eli’s family are his two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, perhaps the …

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Study Notes for 1 Samuel 2:12-3:21

Download a printable version of this week’s notes here. The Contrast “Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,’ but now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise …