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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).

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www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2015-12samuel.xml
 
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:21-34
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 55 mins 55 secs
What can we learn from the promises God made to David in the Davidic Covenant? Listen to this lesson to learn about the magnificent promises God made and see how He said He would establish and stabilize David and protect him from all his enemies. Hear about the intimate relationship God promised David and his descendants and see that these promises were eternal. Learn the meaning of God being called the Rock and see how we can apply His strength and power in our own lives when we face difficulties.
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:19-24
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 50 secs
When you think of being humble what comes to your mind? Someone who is mealy-mouthed? Being afraid to stand up for yourself? Being a “doormat” that everyone walks on? Listen to this lesson to learn that humility is the highest virtue in the spiritual life and without it you cannot be a person after God’s own heart. Find out a biblical definition of humility and contrast it with its opposite which is arrogance. See that God is seeking people who have humility and hear three examples from the Old Testament of men who learned humility through the tests they endured. Hear Jesus’ emphasis in the New Testament on taking up your cross and following Him.
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:19-24
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 12 secs
What kind of person does God seek to serve Him? Listen to this lesson to learn that God wants those who fear and respect Him and are loyal and depend on Him. Find out what it means that God is our helper. Hear why God sought David and made a covenant with him and his descendants even though he sinned many times while God rejected Saul. All believers need to ask themselves if they are focused on God and are making knowing God their priority.
Tue, Jul 09, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:14-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 11 secs
Think about living an ideal life filled with stability and contentment. To learn how this life is possible, listen to what Psalm 89 teaches us. See first that believers must study God’s Word to learn about His character because the fulfillment of God’s promises to us are based on His essence. Find out how to praise God and present your petitions in prayer. See that being obedient to God leads to a life filled with joy and happiness as we walk with God in the light of His Word.
Tue, Jul 02, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:10-17
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 19 secs
Do you stand in awe of God? Listen to this lesson to be reminded of God’s magnificence and recall that God’s power is profound and overwhelming. See that when anyone in the Bible is approaching God they are full of fear and treat Him with the utmost respect. Find out that those who reject Him now will some day bow their knee before Him as He judges evil. Continue the study of Psalm 89 where we learn that God controls the chaos in the universe, both angelic and human. As a believer take every opportunity to praise God in songs and words and thank Him for His lovingkindness and protection.
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 56 mins 56 secs
How does a study of how God dealt with the creatures that became symbols for pagan mythological religions help us today? Listen to this lesson to learn that God’s omnipotent power crushes anything that opposes Him. Hear about the demonic forces behind the Pharaoh of Egypt when he refused to free the Israelites and see how God controlled that situation. Find out that snakes, dragons, and the sea are all used to describe sources of evil and chaos. See that we are to always have tremendous confidence that God will fulfill His plans.
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 43 secs
Were fire-breathing dragons literal creatures in ancient times or only parts of myths and legends? Listen to this thoroughly gripping message from the Book of Job where God questions him about a creature called a leviathan. Find out about a cataclysmic cosmic battle between God and the forces of evil before the creation of man and how it relates to the terrible adversities that Job suffered. Learn that legal terms are used to describe Satan’s attendance at a convocation in Heaven where he is given permission to test Job. As you hear this message, come to a new appreciation of God’s sovereign rule over all His creation.
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.

Lesson includes a presentation by J. T. Ford, who will shortly be going to Peru on a missions trip with CRU. Please contact Dean Bible Ministries for information on how to support J.T.

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,