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Samuel Listens to God

God speaks to young Samuel in the night.
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God called to Samuel while he was sleeping. Samuel thought it was Eli calling to him, so he asked Eli what he needed. Eli said, 'Samuel, go back to sleep! What needs to be done will keep.' – Slide 1
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Again, God called Samuel while he was sleeping. Samuel ran to Eli asking what he needed. Eli said, 'Samuel, go back to sleep! What needs to be done will keep.' – Slide 2
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A third time God called Samuel while he was sleeping. Samuel ran to Eli asking what he needed. Eli said, 'Samuel, it is God who is speaking! Next time, tell God, 'I am here, I will listen."' – Slide 3
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Again, God called Samuel while he was sleeping. Samuel said, 'Yes God, I am here, I will listen!' <br/>God said, 'Tell Eli his sons are doing evil. He must correct them from doing wrong, or they will die because they hurt My people.' – Slide 4
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The next morning Eli asked the boy what God had said. With tears Samuel told Eli about his sons doing evil. He must correct them from doing wrong, or they will die because they hurt God’s people. – Slide 5
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But, Eli did not correct his sons, and his heart was filled with dread. <br/>One day a message came from the battlefield, both of Eli’s sons were dead. <br/>When Eli heard the terrible news, he cried so hard that he fell off his chair! <br/>Eli died the same day as his sons. Samuel cried and prayed a prayer. – Slide 6
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God made Samuel the priest at the Temple. Samuel worshiped God and tried to do what was right. He obeyed God’s laws and blessed God’s people by acting right. – Slide 7
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