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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - June 2019

It 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.

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

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Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 22 secs
Think of all the strange mythological creatures you’ve seen in movies and books. Would it surprise you to learn that they are actual creatures created by God and have been used by pagan religions to portray their gods and goddesses in rebellion against God? Listen to this lesson to learn about their descriptions in the Bible and about a great battle that took place in eternity past. See that the forms of these creatures were incorporated as a part of the creation of man and animals in Genesis. Find out the role of fire in the angelic realm.
Tue, Jun 04, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:5-10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 45 secs
Have you ever wondered why dragons are a part of many ancient mythologies? Listen to this lesson to learn that from Job to Revelation in the Bible the devil is often referred to as a dragon or a sea creature. Hear twelve compelling points contrasting human viewpoint with divine viewpoint and see how ancient mythologies were unbelieving mankind’s attempt to explain the phenomena around them. Understand that although evil is real, believers have nothing to fear because God’s plan is to ultimately crush all evil.
Tue, May 28, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:5-10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 1 sec
Do you have confidence that God will answer your prayers? Listen to this lesson to hear a number of biblical reasons for trusting God. Hear King Solomon’s prayer where he exercises the Faith-Rest drill. Continue in Psalm 89 as Ethan calls on God’s attributes and praises God just as the angels who surround God’s throne do. As you pray, praise God’s wonders and His uniqueness and remember that God is so powerful that He can fulfill every promise He had made to us,
Tue, May 21, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:1-18
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 2 secs
What determines a country’s culture? Listen to this lesson to learn that how people view God is the most important element. Hear a psalm that is written for Israel as the people have turned to idol worship and are no longer trusting God. See different crises that occurred in their history and which one the psalmist is referring to here. Find out the solution for their problems and learn that it is the same for us today involving trusting God, remembering His character, and obeying His Word.
Tue, May 14, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:1-18
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 47 secs
When faced with the godless society surrounding us, how can we find stability and peace? Listen to this lesson to hear a psalm that assures us that we can rely on God’s unchanging character which never wavers no matter what is happening. See that the only rock-solid truth in the world is found in God’s Word. Find out about God’s lovingkindness, faithfulness, and loyal love. Hear the three components of the faith-rest drill and the means to use it in your time of need.
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & 1 Chronicles 17:16-27
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 19 secs
Have you ever wondered if there is a right way to pray to God? Listen to this lesson to learn about a prayer of King David’s which shows us thought-provoking elements of prayer. See the need for confession of our sins in order to cleanse ourselves. Find out the necessity for understanding God’s authority and our role as God’s servant. Consider what posture we should assume when we pray and if the Bible prescribes one. Know that we can bring the promises of God to Him in prayer and ask that they be fulfilled in our lives and the lives of others.
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:8-17 & 1 Chronicles 17:11-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 21 secs
How does God use people who seem utterly insignificant as far as this world is concerned? Listen to this message to hear about David’s background and see that he came from an obscure father who considered David as the least of his children. Find out that the Davidic Covenant God made assures David he will always have a descendant ruling over Jerusalem. Hear many Old Testament prophecies about the covenant’s future fulfillment. Realize that no matter how insignificant we may be, if we trust in Christ as our Savior we can serve God.
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:8-17 & 1 Chronicles 17:11-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 25 secs
Why are so many people angry with Jews and Christians in the world today? Listen to this message to learn that this results from people who have rejected God’s sovereign rule over His creation and are living in spiritual darkness. Hear about the prophet Isaiah when he confronted King Ahaz of Israel and was told by God to take his young son with him as an object lesson for what the king needed to hear. When faced with frightening news, find out that we can always trust that God is in control and that He provides for His people.
Tue, Apr 02, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:8-17 & 1 Chronicles 17:11-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 41 secs
All through the ages people have dreamed of a perfect utopia. Will there ever be a true utopia on this earth? Listen to this lesson to hear about God’s plan involving the Millennial Kingdom that begins as a perfect society. Find out that Isaiah prophesied about a descendant of David, the Messiah, who would rule on David’s throne during that future Kingdom. Hear the background for the prophecy concerning the virgin birth of Jesus as a sign to King Ahaz. Be assured that God always keeps His promises and all the prophecies in the Bible will be fulfilled at the right time.
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:8-17 & 1 Chronicles 17:11-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 2 secs
What covenant was in effect when the Lord Jesus Christ was born? Listen to this lesson to learn that Christ is a descendant of David and the ultimate fulfillment of the Davidic covenant. See the importance of intertextual connections by hearing David’s prophecies about the Messiah in the psalms. Find out their intertextual connections in Acts. Understand the significance of Christ being the Son of God.