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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, Oct 06, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 20 secs
Have you heard about the worship wars? Listen to this lesson to learn that for some time churches have been engaged in trying to agree on what constitutes good church music. Hear some fallacies to avoid and certain criteria for making decisions in this arena. Find out what makes music beautiful and what standards are used to measure this. See that the Scriptures express the splendor and beauty of God and the music we sing should express this.
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 8 secs
Is beauty dependent on personal opinions or is there a standard for beauty? Listen to this message to learn true beauty is divine and is based on God’s essence. Hear a number of biblical words for beauty and how these are used describing God’s attributes. See how beautiful music is a reflection of God’s majesty and splendor. Understand that anything that dishonors God can never be beautiful.
Tue, Oct 27, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:4-5
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 28 secs
Do you consider yourself to be cultured? Unlock the meaning of “culture” with this lucid and interesting message discussing how cultures and subcultures develop within groups. See that worldliness refers to a set of beliefs and actions that are not influenced by biblical truth. Find out how God declared His creation to be “tov” or good and what the standards are for that. Hear a number of principles that can help distinguish beauty in music, art, and literature. Understand that beauty is not a human-based standard, but that it comes from God.
Tue, Nov 03, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:5-7
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 47 secs
When we’re sad and going through difficulties what should our mental attitude be? Listen to this message to learn that our problems are temporary, but God’s grace is forever. Find out what prosperity means in this psalm and how it can lead to arrogance and a sense of self-importance. See that the solution is to turn to God in humility and recognize that all we have is from God.
Tue, Nov 10, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:8-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 51 secs

Are you wondering how you should pray during a crisis? Listen to this lesson to learn about a hymn David wrote where he praises the Lord and asks Him to give the people relief from judgment that is being used in punishment of David’s sins. Hear four questions he asked that are relevant for us. Then learn of an incident in the New Testament when the disciples were arrested and threatened after the healing of a lame man. See how they carefully crafted their prayer and responded to God’s miraculous answer.

Please note that as of this lesson, the Samuel/Psalms series is continued in the Angelic Rebellion series now being taught by Dr. Dean. Please go to the Angelic Rebellion series to continue your study in Samuel/Psalms.