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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - November 2020

The quote from the title slide 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).

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Tue, Aug 18, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 23:1-7
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 55 secs
That’s not fair! Everyone is outraged at times over the unfairness they see all around them. Listen to this lesson to learn that we live in a fallen world and that life is not fair. Find out that the Bible defines perfect justice and promises a time when there will be a ruler, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring justice to all. Until then, we need to accept that no group can bring justice by marching and demanding it. See that as believers we must be conformed in our thinking to God’s plan for our lives by studying the Word of God and walking by means of the Spirit.
Tue, Aug 11, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 22
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 36 secs
Are you a vampire Christian? Listen to this message to measure yourself against four ways Christians act like vampires. Contrast these with David’s praising God for delivering him when he was almost overwhelmed by his enemies. See God intervenes in the lives of those who trust Him to protect and deliver them from all the evil around them. Recognize that we are to be loyal to God at all times in spite of our failures.
Tue, Aug 04, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 21:1-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 52 secs
Should people have to pay for the wrongs their families or countrymen did before they were born? Listen to this message to hear principles of biblical justice. Listen to the episode where Israel was tricked into making a covenant with the Gibeonites and what King Saul and his family did to them later. Find out how David handled the situation and made a wise decision about how the matter should be handled. As believers today, we should pray that true biblical justice would be restored to our land.
Tue, Jul 28, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 15 & 2 Samuel 20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins
The world around us seems to be going up in flames with riots and rebellions. How can we understand what is going on? Listen to this message to learn the underlying causes of the problems. Find out the meaning of social justice. Hear a comparison between Marxism and Christianity to gain a deeper understanding of the turmoil. See what the organizations of Black Lives Matter and Antifa espouse and see the close connection between their goals. As believers see how we are to talk to those involved in these causes to win them to Christ with respect and gentleness.
Tue, Jul 21, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 15 & 2 Samuel 20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 41 secs
Must we do everything our government tells us to do no matter what they demand of us? Listen to this lesson to learn biblical principles that answer the question of whether it is ever right to say we cannot obey something that is ordered. Hear a historical summary beginning with Martin Luther of how the Bible has shown when a government is unjust. See what is the difference between the American War for Independence and what is going on in the rebellion and riots of today.
Tue, Jul 14, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 15 & 2 Samuel 20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 33 secs
Everywhere we look we see evildoers trying to destroy our country. Should we protest against them? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has established authority and believers are instructed to obey it. See the exception to that principle when someone is ordered to disobey God in some manner. Hear a panorama of biblical rebels who were doing what was right. Find out that tyrannical government is to be resisted. See if Martin Luther’s rebellion against the Roman Catholic Church was just. Learn about the Magdeburg Confession and its application.
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 15 & 2 Samuel 20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 54 secs
How should we handle injustice in our nation? Listen to this lesson to learn biblical principles to guide us in our quest for justice for all. Hear an overview of who the protestors are who are currently rioting and what is behind their acts. Find out how Absalom brooded over what he thought was injustice in his life that led to his rebellion against David. See Sheba’s scheme to turn the people against David and why he failed. Remember that rebellion is always an act against God and will not solve injustice.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned the books The Universe Next Door by James Sires and Did America Have a Christian Founding? by Mark David Hall.

Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 19:41-20:22
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 12 secs
What causes revolutions and rebellions? Listen to this lesson to learn that fallen mankind is always seeking to take power away from those with it. Find out about the rebellion of Sheba who was unwilling to submit to God’s authority. See how Joab pursued him and the advice he was given by a wise woman which ended the rebellion. When we face rebellion and chaos in our country we, too, need to deal with it in the wisdom from God’s Word.
Tue, Jun 23, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 19:15-30
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 57 secs
Are godless socialist societies able to build utopias where all are treated equally? Listen to this lesson to learn that only God, not people with their sin natures, can bring about perfection. Hear how David treated Shimei and other enemies with grace. Find out how Mephibosheth was innocent of betraying David as Ziba had claimed. See how God used wealthy Barzillai to supply David’s needs. Personally, look for opportunities to extend grace to everyone in your life.
Tue, Jun 16, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 19:5-30
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 8 secs
After Absalom was killed and his rebellion crushed how did David resume his role as king? Listen to this lesson to learn how David treated his defeated enemies in grace with the exception of his own general, Joab, whom he replaced. Hear the two limited roles of government according to the Bible which our Founding Fathers followed. Just as David did, we need to learn to love our enemies and treat them in grace.