NextLevel Online: 1 Samuel

Session 2: Hannah’s Child and Israel’s God (1 Samuel 1)

Session 2 covers the story of Hannah and how it parallels the story of Israel.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline
  • A Story about Hannah...

    • Hannah’s Pain

    • Hannah’s Action

    • Hannah’s Child

  • A Story about Israel...

    • Hannah, Samuel, and the Judges

    • Hannah = Israel??

  • A Story about God...

    • This is a God who...

    • Our prayer as we set out to study 1 Samuel –

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  • Have you ever felt pain similar to Hannah’s? Have you ever talked about it to anyone? Is now a good time?

  • Had you been Hannah, how frustrated would you have been with God before she finally got what she asked for?

  • In what ways does Hannah’s situation parallel Israel’s? How does it add to what’s going on when we realize that Hannah’s story is told to draw this connection?

  • Do you believe that God is what this story suggests? Why or why not?

  • Spend a few minutes talking to God about what you hope to gain from this study.

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.