Grace Bible Church is a reformed, baptistic, and evangelical church located in Escondido, CA. Our mission is to build a community of gospel-centered people. Find out more.
2014 Women's Conference
Grace Bible Church hosted a women's conference with author and speaker Martha Peace on September 12 and 13. The theme of the conference was Having a High View of God.
See the conference page for links to the audio messages.
The Tragic Failure of Eli and his Sons
We as parents long to see our children walk with the Lord. The Proverbs remind us, “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice” and “A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him” (Prov. 23:24 17:25). Eli the Priest is often regarded as the paradigm of parental failure because he failed to exercise control over his wicked sons which resulted in tragedy for his entire household.
1 Samuel 2 is not primarily about parenting, however. The big picture is that God is bringing new and better leadership for His people. The fall of Eli’s house will result in the rise of Samuel as the last Judge over Israel. Samuel will be the kingmaker who will anoint David as the Israel’s great king. Ultimately this passage looks to the coming of Christ who will be a Priest and King who surpasses Eli, Samuel and David.