The Godly Example of Hannah
Topic: Godly Womanhood Passage: 1 Samuel 1:1–2:10
Godly believers struggle, too. How should we respond when we go through hard things or deal with disappointments? Hannah struggled as a barren woman, but she turned to God. Let's examine the life of Hannah to learn how we should deal with the difficulties of life.
- Hannah was a woman of prayer. (1 Samuel 1:1-20)
- Her condition when she prayed:
- She was really struggling in her heart. (1 Samuel 1:10)
- She was really struggling with her emotions.
- She prayed to God about her struggles.
- Her manner when she prayed:
- She prayed fervently. (1 Samuel 1:10; James 5:16)
- She prayed humbly. (1 Samuel 1:11)
- She prayed specifically. (1 Samuel 1:11)
- She prayed unselfishly. (1 Samuel 1:11: James 4:3)
- She prayed persistently. (1 Samuel 1:12; Luke 18:1-8)
- She prayed privately. (1 Samuel 1:12-16; Matthew 6:1-4)
- She prayed believingly (1 Samuel 1:18; Mark 11:24)
- Hannah was a woman of integrity. (1 Samuel 1:21-28)
- She generously and eagerly presented Samuel back to the Lord. (1 Samuel 1:24-28)
- She encouraged Samuel in his service for the Lord. (1 Samuel 2:11, 18-21)
- Hannah was a woman of praise. (1 Samuel 2:1-10)
- Hannah was a woman of influence.
- Samuel became one of the greatest judges and prophets in Israel. (1 Samuel 7:3; Jeremiah 15;1; Psalm 99:6)
- God used a godly mom to influence a nation.
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