Menu Keys

On-Going Mini-Series

Bible Studies

Codes & Descriptions

Class Codes
[a] = summary lessons
[b] = exegetical analysis
[c] = topical doctrinal studies
What is a Mini-Series?
A Mini-Series is a small subset of lessons from a major series which covers a particular subject or book. The class numbers will be in reference to the major series rather than the mini-series.

Scripture References

Scripture references on this site can be viewed by hovering your mouse cursor over the reference to see a pop-up window with the verse displayed. If you wish to use a different version of the Bible, you can make that selection below.

 

Bible Options

 

If you have Logos Bible Study Software installed, you can check Libronix to bring the scripture reference up in Logos.

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - June 2020

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, Jan 28, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 14:1-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 40 secs
What causes an individual, family, or nation to implode? Listen to this lesson to hear how a lust for power wreaks havoc in David’s family. See Absalom’s desire to become the next ruler of Israel and how David, who has lost his moral authority, is unable to effectively discipline his son. Learn about the many facets of Joab’s role during this time. Hear the deception of the widow from Tekoa and how Joab’s part is revealed. See the importance of recognizing our own lust patterns so we can apply the wisdom needed to control them.
Tue, Feb 04, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 51 secs
Tricky politicians are nothing new. Listen to this lesson to hear about Absalom and the methods he used in scheming to become the next king of Israel. Hear the deceitful practices he employed as he ran down his father, David, and played into the hands of the people by telling them what they wanted to hear. Find out that he even used religion as a ruse to get his way. See the contrast between Absalom who acted on the basis of the arrogance of his sin nature and David who confessed his sins and was “a man after God’s own heart.”
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:13-37
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 12 secs
When facing a crisis, are you wise or foolish? Listen to this lesson to learn about David’s wisdom and humility when he was forced to flee his home and his throne in face of the treachery of his son, Absalom. Find out about the tests he is facing as those who are loyal to David leave with him. See photos and maps of Jerusalem where David had to decide how to care for the people fleeing with him. Learn what David prayed at this time and understand that the only way to handle every crisis in your life is with humility and trust in God’s provision.
Tue, Mar 03, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37 & Psalm 3
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 1 sec
When you’re hit by an avalanche of troubles, do you panic? Listen to this lesson to learn how David handled a situation that looked hopeless in Psalm 3. See how he first poured out his troubles to the Lord and then turned his thinking to an appreciation of God as his Deliverer. Hear about three adversaries we face in the Christian life and the way to handle them. Be challenged to have peace and stability when everything in your life is falling apart as you put your trust in God.
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37 & Psalm 3:3-8
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 27 secs
Do you struggle with worry and anxiety when facing unexpected troubles? Listen to this lesson to learn the secret to peace, contentment, and joy in your life when everything seems against you. Hear how David recovered from the treachery of his son, Absalom, by remembering who was in control. Instead of slipping into self pity, he began to focus on how God had promised to be his shield and defender whatever happened. We, too, need to remember that nothing takes God by surprise and He has already determined the course of our life so we can relax and trust in His providential care.
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37 & Psalm 64:1-10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 3 secs
Has the COVID-19 virus or some other sudden crisis turned your life on its head? If so, how do you recover? Listen to this message to hear timeless, biblical principles that help us to do the responsible thing as we trust in God. Find out how we are to pray during disastrous times following David’s example of laying out his complaint before God and displaying confidence that God would answer. Accept that we need to believe in God’s deliverance even when He is not answering us the way we want.
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 64:1-10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 57 mins 49 secs
How can we stop being afraid in times of disaster? Listen to this lesson to learn that trusting in God is always the solution to fear. Hear some of the attacks on David discussed in Psalm 64 and how his enemies are gloating. See that God is going to turn the tables on these wicked people. Find out the difference between making foolish decisions and wise decisions in times of danger and be ready to explain the hope and confidence you have to those around you who are falling apart.
Tue, Apr 14, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37 & Psalm 23:1-6
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 56 secs
Lambs and sheep are such cuddly creatures that most people love them. Listen to this lesson to learn six facts that show that sheep are helpless, stupid animals who cannot survive without a shepherd and that throughout the Bible believers are called sheep. Find that that God is our Shepherd on whom we must constantly depend for protection and provision. Hear an in-depth study of Psalm 23 where it describes the wonderful ways that God cares for us so we never lack anything we need and need never fear any danger.
Tue, Apr 21, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 16:1-11
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 28 secs
What is the purpose for the rebellion of Absalom’s being revealed in the Word of God? Listen to this lesson to learn about seven scenes of his revolt and six different situations where David has to make decisions based on either divine viewpoint or human viewpoint. See that these decisions were tests for David’s spiritual growth. Accept that we will go through tests where we, too, must either trust God or trust in our own efforts.
Tue, Apr 28, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 16:5-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 20 secs
What is the grace of God and how can you orient your life to it? Listen to this lesson to learn that grace is when God does not give us what we deserve but treats us in Divine love. See that He always gives us what we need, whether blessing or discipline. Find out that we are to apply grace in our own lives to others and it is a skill that can be learned by means of studying God’s Word through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Recognize that God’s grace is always working in our lives to conform us to the character of Christ.