King Saul; Listener, Lover, Believer, Follower

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The Old Testament is full of people - real people; whose lives are messy, their families dysfunctional and their obedience not always full or immediate, yet God used them.  Our study of their lives is to bring perspective, hope and instruction to ours - to recognise that at times we are tempted to sanitise or selectively interact with their stories and in that way make them heroes.  The reality is that their stories are powerful because they are human like us and face the same temptations and frailty that we do - yet God used them.


Liam takes us through the story of King Saul through the persepective of a word spoken by one of our Tamariki O Te Atua:

"A listener is a lover,
a lover is a believer,
and a believer is a follower"
- Grace, 8

What was Saul a listening too that he was a lover of, that he became a believer and therefore resulted in the way he acted. 

We start our journey in 1 Samuel, chapter 8.