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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - October 2019

The quote from the title slides is from the words of a young David in 1 Samuel 17:37, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine”, that we derive the central theme for this study of 1st and 2nd Samuel, THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’s.

We all face overwhelming circumstances in our life and the only thing that can give us strength to overcome those horrific circumstances is a realization that it is not by our might or power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the only way that we can overcome and address the challenges that we have in life.

One scholar has praised the writing of Samuel: “It is no exaggeration to say that the author of Samuel produced what is still the best book ever written in the Hebrew language.”

In this series we will cover an array of significant biblical teachings on everything from how to face and surmount the giants in our lives, to biblical worship and praise, to the divine viewpoint of politics and leadership, to the importance of the Davidic Covenant and Messianic prophecies, and so much more. An understanding of these key teachings in Samuel is foundational to the rest of the Old Testament, the arrival and mission of the Messiah, the gospel, and many passages in the New Testament. Every believer should have a thorough understanding of the material covered in this series.

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

To view all video Bible studies in the 1st and 2nd Samuel series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2015-12samuel.xml
 
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 49 secs
What kind of problems have you been facing this week and what did you do about them? Listen to this lesson to see that the first thing Christians should do when they have difficulties is turn to God in prayer to ask for divine guidance. Learn three things we need to keep in mind about God’s guidance in the Old Testament. See that God knows not only what actually happens but what could have happened and what should have happened. See how God gave David direct guidance and today we have the completed Word of God to find answers.
Tue, Apr 04, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 16 secs
How does God guide and direct us? Listen to this lesson to see that in the age in which we live God directs us through His Word. Hear five principles we should know about what God’s will is for our lives and some misconceptions about knowing His will. See that our purpose in life is to first trust in Christ as our Savior and then grow spiritually with a willingness to serve Him.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 55 mins 4 secs
How can we know if we are doing the will of God? Listen to this lesson to hear nine principles that can help us make biblical decisions. Learn about the different kinds of God’s will and how each impacts us. See that since the canon of Scripture was completed, God no longer gives direct revelation to people as He once did. As you contemplate decisions in your life, make choices from the standpoint of wisdom, which is the skillful application of the Word of God to your circumstances.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 32 secs
Wouldn’t it be great if God told us exactly what He wanted us to do and we didn’t have to struggle with decisions? Listen to this lesson to learn that God’s Word has all the principles we need to know God’s will. See that since the Canon of Scripture was completed God no longer gives us special revelation. Find out that believers have the Holy Spirit to guide us when we walk by means of the Spirit. Our part is to learn what the Word of God says and to apply it in wisdom to our circumstances.
Tue, May 02, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 18 secs
How can we know God’s will for our life? Listen to this lesson to learn that it is by studying God’s Word when we are walking by means of the Spirit. See that by the process of recall the Holy Spirit brings doctrines to our memory when we need them in making decisions. Find out the importance of redeeming the time. Learn that our spiritual gifts should be developed with our natural talents to be utilized in living our life. In summary, to know the will of God we should accept Christ as our Savior and grow spiritually by studying His Word so we can develop wisdom.