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Sermon Summary - Sunday 2 April 2023

Main Bible passage:  1 Samuel 4:12-21

Israel has lived in a fantasy land where they imagine God is on their side but they have actually broken covenant with him. Eli’s family have lived in a fantasy land where they think they are successful but they are actually racing down the hill of sin into destruction. Now, with Israel’s defeat, the loss of the ark and death in the family, reality breaks into their dreams. It’s a tragic story of human mess and misery. But it also contains the seeds of hope for within the darkness God is working to bring new life into the nation through his king. Let’s not got trapped in foolish, false dreams. Let’s live by the truth of what the Lord is doing.

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Fantasy land
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