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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).

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, Feb 14, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 22:1 & Psalm 57:2-11
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 32 secs

Over and over in the Bible we are told to trust God. How do we do that? Listen to this lesson to hear four things we need to do to start down the path of relying on God for everything. See that we must switch our thinking from focusing on our problems to God’s loving kindnesses by reading in the Psalms about God’s wonderful works as expressed through His names. When we truly trust God we can rest and relax because we know that God has a plan and He’s carrying it out and we have nothing to fear.

During this class Dr. Dean mentioned a new book authored by Dr. Thomas Ice called The Case for Zionism: Why Christians Should Support Israel.

Tue, Mar 07, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 22:1 & Psalm 142:1-7
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 18 secs
When you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you and you’re overwhelmed by all your problems, where should you turn? Listen to this lesson to learn that reading the psalms that David wrote when he was persecuted by Saul are a good place to go. Find out that we can apply the problem solving devices in prayer and that our default position should always be to turn to God. Learn that there’s nothing wrong with crying out to God because that is acknowledging our absolute dependence on Him. Hear five points on depression and see the role anger plays when we’re depressed.
Tue, Jul 04, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 143:1-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 8 secs
When we’re in a period of deep mourning we should turn to Psalms for ways to pray and seek comfort from God. Listen to this lesson to hear one of David’s psalms that demonstrates this. Focusing on God’s truth gives us the stability we desperately need in difficult times. Find out that we need to remember God has poured out His grace on people from the beginning. This requires us to have learned the content of the Word of God before troubles come.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 1:11-12 & Psalm 18:1-2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 55 secs
How grateful are you to God when He delivers you? Listen to this lesson to learn about a Psalm of David when he was delivered from his enemies. Hear why David was called a man after God’s own heart and what he means by his righteousness. See the importance of being honest about our thoughts to God and how that clarifies our own thinking. Hear three things that we must accomplish before we can express our love to God the way David does.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 18:2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 10 secs
Do you feel the need for strength some days? Listen to this lesson to see that God is the One who gives us physical, mental, and spiritual strength when we call on Him. Find out how the word “rock” is used in both the Old and New Testaments and how it refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. See that we can rely on God to protect us and we have nothing to fear. At the end of this lesson, hear Moses Onwubiko, an international evangelist and Bible teacher, tell about how he is bringing the gospel and the truth of the Bible to people around the world.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 18:3-15
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 21 secs
Do you feel surrounded by evil? Listen to this lesson to learn that prayer should be our normal procedure when chaotic torrents are washing over us. Find out that God always answers prayer, usually in one of three ways. Hear what the phrase “sons of Belial” means in the Scripture and learn about the evil associated with these people and how their actions result in destroying their own cultures and selves. Understand that only God can control the sons of Belial and bring order out of chaos.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 18:6-15
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 4 secs
What does the Bible teach about Sheol? Listen to this lesson to learn at least three meanings of the word, only one of which refers to a specific location. See that the word should not be translated as hell. Find out what we’re to do when we are deeply distressed. See what David means when he refers to God’s temple and compare and contrast God’s heavenly temple with His earthly temple. Marvel that when we pray to God He hears and answers us.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 18:7-15
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 4 secs
Does God intervene in human history in answer to prayer? Listen to this lesson to learn instances of God’s intervention. Hear four different parts of prayer that we can utilize in our personal prayers. See that our prayers are not to be designed to get God to give us what we want but are to change us to think like God thinks in the Word of God. Hear how David expresses God’s power as He rules His creation in amazing ways throughout Scripture. Learn about Bible believing scientists who made tremendous scientific discoveries throughout history.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 18:16-24
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 25 secs

When did you last take time to recall God’s goodness to you and His answers to your prayers? Listen to this lesson to learn how David described all God had done for him. Hear about the waters of Shiloah which speak of God’s protection. Find out the difference between the free gift of imputed righteousness and experiential righteousness which we earn by walking by means of the Holy Spirit.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced an article on the Reformation by Barna Group. You can view it here.

Dr. Dean also recommends that you view a video about Hezekiah's Tunnel and the Gihon Spring which he discussed this evening. The video is located here.

Tue, Nov 14, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 18:20-26
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 45 secs
What does it mean that God blesses, recompenses, and rewards us? Listen to this lesson to see that David in Psalm 18 is not talking about salvation but about our fellowship with God after we are saved. Find out the importance of fellowship with God. See that God distributes blessings to us when we have the capacity for them and how this capacity is developed. Learn five basic things we need to know about rewards. Keep in mind that when we come to the end of our lives, all that will matter will be our relationship with the Lord.