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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.

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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 19:1-24 & Psalm 59:1-5
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 55 secs
Have you ever been in a terrible spot in your life and felt so sorry for yourself you wanted to throw a pity party? Listen to this lesson to learn that David was in a seemingly hopeless situation, but he turned his lament into a psalm of praise to God. Find out that when facing troubles we need to remember that God is all-powerful and we need to trust Him. Learn what an imprecatory prayer is and whether or not we should pray like this.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Nov 22, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 19:1-24 & Psalm 59:6-17
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 56 mins 40 secs
Will we see our enemies who treat us unjustly get punished? Listen to this lesson to see that we must learn to trust God and have confidence that He will dispense justice whether we see it or not. Find out that God always provides for believers no matter what the circumstances. Learn what wrath means and whether it involves emotion. Remember that no matter what happens to us we are to turn to God and trust Him.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Dec 20, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 21:1-15 & Psalm 34
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 7 secs

What should you do when you’re in a desperate circumstance? Listen to this lesson to see that first we should take our problem to the Lord. David shows us how we are to focus on God rather than our problems. See what it means that God is good and how we can taste and see that He is good. Learn what it means to bless God which is parallel to praising God. If you want to have joy instead of fear in life, praising God and hearing how He has the solution to all our problems is the answer.

Dr. Dean mentioned the 2017 Bible Reading Challenge during tonight's class. If you're up to the challenge, you can download it here.

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Dec 27, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 21:1-15 & Psalm 34
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 50 secs
Why do believers go through suffering and difficulty? Listen to this lesson to learn three main reasons and how Psalm 34 provides the answers we need. See several different words used to show how God protects and delivers us. Find out that God watches us and is always aware of what is going on in our life and has made provision for us. Learn what the vehicle for exercising the faith-rest drill is.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Jan 03, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 21:1-15 & Psalm 34
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 46 secs
What frightens you? Lack of money? Loss of health? Someone you love or yourself dying? Listen to this lesson to learn that the only fear we should have is fear of the Lord. See that we either fear our circumstances or we fear God. See that when we fear God we are taking refuge in Him for protection. Hear nine principles of fearing the Lord and how it always includes submission to His authority and leads to honor and wisdom and happiness.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 21:10-15 & Psalm 56
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 5 secs
Have you ever been in what looked like a hopeless situation with no way out? Listen to this lesson to hear about a time when David was pressed on all sides but he turned to God and cried out to be rescued. He trusted God’s mercy instead of giving in to his fears. See that in our prayers we need to remind God what we know about Him and how He has promised to help us. Understand it’s not that our fears go away. We can learn to live above fear and let God’s Word change our focus. In times like this turn to the Psalms for maximum peace and joy.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 21:10-15 & Psalm 56:5-13
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 14 secs
Have you ever wished that you didn’t need to fear anything because someone more powerful than all your troubles had your back? Listen to this lesson to learn that David explains how God is that One and He cares for you. See that faith conquers fear when our faith is in God. Find out some of the ways we suffer from our enemies by their plans and verbal abuse. In times of trouble remember that we are never alone because God pays very close attention to all of our heartaches.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Jan 31, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 22:6-10 & Psalm 52:1-9
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 15 secs
How do you try to solve problems in your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that you need to turn to God and ask for His help when you are facing troubles and adversities. Hear how David was facing a very evil man who was boasting and seemed all-powerful. Find out that God will not allow this man to prosper for long. When you find yourself being mistreated unfairly by someone, turn this problem over to God and He will judge, break down, and destroy your tormentor and be a blessing to those who are doing what is right.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Feb 07, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 22:1 & Psalm 57:1
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 43 secs
Who do you go to when you have a problem? Listen to this lesson to see that God wants us to cry out to Him in times of trouble. See how David called to God for mercy when he was being pursued by his enemies. See that we need to know God’s promises so we can claim them and can present our cases before God. Hear ways that we can learn to be like David and pray about all our needs. In times of trouble relax in God as baby birds rest in the care of their mother's wings.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
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.