The story of Samuel and Eli is a study in how to listen and relate not just to God but between generations. It's easy for elders in the church to dismiss those who are young(er) as too inexperienced or idealistic to lead, and for the young to dismiss those who are old(er) as irrelevant or out of touch. What this story teaches us is that listening to each other allows us to hear God and be open to God's invitation. Pastor Amy brings a word of encouragement to each generation to listen with grace to the other and to lead confident in God's presence.
Sermon begins at minute 3:48
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3.1-21
Full text of the sermon: Prophetic Youth, Priestly Elders
Image: "Samuel in the Temple" by Laure Fournier in Children of God Storybook Bible
Hymn: Here I Am, Lord - VT 545
Text: Based on Isaiah 6. Text and music © 1981, OCP. All rights reserved. Contributors: Dan Schutte & Michael Pope
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