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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - February 2017

It 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.

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.

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, Sep 20, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 17:1-11
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 21 secs
Get ready for a triumphant true story of an epic battle between a young Jewish man and a massive warrior named Goliath. Listen to this lesson to learn that this was an attack on the God of Israel by a pagan nation. The stakes were high as Goliath taunted the Israelite army who were shaking in their boots. Understand the parallels between this event and modern-day attacks on Christians by terrorists. Stay tuned to learn next week the answer God always has for our seemingly impossible situations.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 59 mins 31 secs
What does the Bible teach about demon possession? Listen to this lesson to learn two main reasons why believers cannot be demon possessed. Learn about two areas in the temple and how they are reflected in our bodies. Hear Christ’s high priestly prayer which keeps us from the Evil One. Learn about Saul and the music therapy that he used to try to relieve him from demon oppression. Get an overview of the human brain and how we can succumb to demon influence by our own volition. See how music provides structure and meaning and helped Saul to obtain relief.

Dr. Dean referenced an important article on AmericanThinker.com entitled The Death of Evangelicalism during this class.

Tue, Sep 06, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 2 secs
How do you know when someone is demon possessed? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible does not describe any symptoms of demon possession or any remedies for removing demons from someone. Hear some ideas that people in the past have come up with to describe demon possession that have no basis in the Bible. Learn that there was an explosion of demon activity during the time of Christ, the Messiah, was on the earth. As Christians, understand that we don’t need to be fearful of demons because we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 57 mins 5 secs
Do we have anything to fear from demons? Listen to this lesson to learn that demons are fallen angels who rebelled against God, their Creator. Find out that they are very active in human history and that as believers we are engaged in spiritual warfare with them. See the difference between demon influence, which can involve believers and unbelievers alike, and demon possession, which can only happen to people who do not trust in Christ as their Savior. To guard against demon influence as believers we must learn the Word of God, walk by means of the Holy Spirit, and apply spiritual truths to our lives.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 17 secs

Do you know that everyone, believer and unbeliever alike, is influenced by the thinking of demons? Listen to this lesson to learn that any thoughts and ideas that are not biblical are demonic. Find out what happened to Saul when the Spirit of the Lord departed from him and an evil spirit descended. See that he is mentally tormented in a way that completely paralyzed him with fear. Learn how David was brought out of the sheepfold and into the court to play the harp to sooth Saul. Learn that God was working out His plan for David, the future king of Israel.

Note that the video for this class includes two videos from the Museum of the Bible, which are located at: Museum of the Bible Overview and Museum of the Bible Fly-Through. Click to visit the Museum of the Bible website.

Dr. Dean also mentioned Gatestone Institute if you're interested in news from Europe and the Middle East.

Tue, Aug 16, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 53 secs
If you like to hear about the lives of great men, be prepared to learn about the riveting life of King David. Learn why God declared him to be a man after His heart. Hear that David was not perfect but that he had the right mental attitude of toughness and responsibility and devotion to God. Find out four functions of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament. Learn from David that it’s not our background but our submission to God’s authority that counts.
Tue, Aug 09, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16-31
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 33 secs
Two men. Two kings. Saul and David. Listen to this lesson to see the contrast between the one who was disobedient to God and the one who loved God and wanted to grow spiritually even though he had many failures. Find out about the pattern in the Saul/David relationship that foreshadows the rule of Satan over the earth. See how David is a type of the future Church Age as he and his followers were outcasts being trained to rule and reign in the future.
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 15:23-35
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 22 secs
Are there times when we have the right to disobey government authority? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible says is the only exception to obedience to authority. Hear about two situations in Daniel that show how believers are to live in a pagan world. Find out that there are God-given distinctions between the roles of men and women. See that divination is an acceptance of the authority of demons. Recognize that when we violate the laws of establishment that we are in rebellion against God.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 15:23
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 9 secs
Do you think of voodoo magic when you hear about witchcraft? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible uses as a comparison to the occult. Hear a number of Scriptures that emphasize why we should obey authority. See an explanation of rebellion beginning with the angelic revolt in eternity past and find how out all things will be brought under submission to Christ at His Second Coming. Look inward and see where you rebel against God verbally, by your thoughts, or by your actions.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 15:23
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 11 secs
Does God ever regret or become sorry for anything? Listen to this lesson to learn that God never changes and when Scripture applies certain figures of speech to God, it is to help us understand His policies. Hear Saul’s rationalizations for disobeying God and how we all have arrogance skills we need to confess. Understand that God prefers obedience from us rather than our sacrifices or going through rituals.