Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 9-11


  1. Pride
    1. Israel’s Request
    2. Saul’s Insecurity
  2. Providence
    1. God’s Plan
    2. God’s Proof
    3. God’s Power

Reflection Questions:

  1. Think of 5 ways we perceive celebrities as our kings.
  2. What are 3 ways you are afraid of failure, and/or disappointing people? Do you see the roots of pride in this insecurity? If Jesus says “I love you” and you say “I’m a failure” – who do you listen to more intently (which voice is more dominant in your life)?
  3. List 10 things that you did not create, nor do you have final control.
  4. When was a time that God proved to you that He was at work in your life?
  5. Where are you ascribing glory these days? (i.e. what are you infatuated with?).