Hannah – A Model For Christian Moms – 1 Samuel 1-2.11

By John Bellingham on May 11, 2014
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Hannah – A Model for Christian Moms

1 Samuel 1 – 2:11



– Although Hannah’s story is found in the book of 1 Samuel, she lived during the time of the Judges and gave birth to the final Judge of Israel – a righteous and faithful priest named Samuel

– This morning we will examine together the story of one of the greatest and most godly women in the Bible who is a model for future generations of moms


I. Hannah’s Pain (vv. 1-8)

1)  A Bigamous Marriage

2)  A Barren Womb

3)  A Belligerent Rival


Application:   Hannah experienced the same kind of problems and pain that Christian women continue to experience today.  The Christian life is not a problem-free life, but we can be sure that God is sovereign over all of the trials we experience.


II. Hannah’s Prayer (vv. 9-19)

1)  A Broken-hearted Prayer

2)  A Selfless Prayer

3)  An Earnest Prayer

4)  A Faith-filled Prayer


Application:  Hannah’s close relationship with the Lord shines brightly against the dark backdrop of Israel during the period of the Judges.   Moms – make sure that prayer is a top priority in your life that a lifestyle of worship is being modelled regularly before your family.


III. God’s Provision (vv. 20-28)

1)  God’s work within Hannah’s body

2)  God’s work on Hannah’s husband

3)  God’s provision for Israel’s need

4)  God’s preparation of Samuel


Application:  Hannah realized that our children do not just belong to us – they belong to God!

“Hannah is a reminder that mothers are the makers of men and the architects of the next generation.” – John MacArthur


IV. Hannah’s Praise (2:1-11)

1)  Gratitude for God’s provision

2)  Praise for God’s character

3)  Submission to God’s sovereignty


Application:  Hannah’s son and Hannah’s song of praise anticipate the story and song of another woman named Mary who would give birth to an even greater Son – Jesus Christ!  (cf. Luke 1:46-55)



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