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Is It Sinful to Skip Church?

Why Did God Choose Saul to Be King?

Episode 372 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions about losing salvation, king Saul, church, sharing the gospel with family, and teaching the gospel to children.

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Episode 372 Show Notes

From the Show

We have the glorious and immortal God for our king and yet we settle so often for our little idols. That's essentially what the people of God were doing there in 1 Samuel. So God said, "okay, fine. Here's Saul." His kingship was a complete tragedy, and that's why God ultimately sent Jesus. Who unlike Saul was obedient and was from the tribe of Judah.

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. It says in the Bible that we are going to be judged for our deeds in the body either good or bad. Does this mean we are going to lose our salvation? I don’t know if I’m playing defensive but there is no condemnation in Christ. But I worry about the verse that says we are going to be judged.

2. Why did God recommend a Benjamite (Saul) for King, when the scepter shall not depart from Judah?

3. What specifically does it mean to be a “Biblical Church”?

4. How do I share the gospel with my family members?

5. How do you teach the Core Christian doctrines to children?


The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy L. Sayers

Putting Amazing Back into Grace: Embracing the Heart of the Gospel by Michael Horton


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