Click here to prepare for the study of God's word.

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, Feb 24, 2015
Passage: Judges & 1 Samuel
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 7 secs
What does the ancient country of Israel in the time of Samuel have to do with us today? Listen to this lesson to see that just as Israel neglected to obey God’s commandments and began to act just like their pagan neighbors, so we slip into thinking that we have no need of God, also. Find out the purpose of the book of Samuel and why it is categorized with the prophecies. Understand the negative cycle the Israelites went through that culminated in divine discipline to bring them back to God. Learn about nine Biblical purposes of human government. As a believer, live your life in accordance with God’s Word so people around you will want to know what you have and you can witness to them.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Passage: 1 Samuel
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 11 secs
What can we learn from history to help us solve the enormous problems we face in our country today? Listen to this lesson to learn that only when a period of history is based on revelation from God can it be instructive. Follow a timeline of the history of the nation, Israel, and see that they cycled from periods of spiritual truth to disobedience to God where they deteriorated into hopelessness, economic downturn, and despair. Learn that when they turned back and walked in obedience to God they were blessed once more. So it is for us. When we let things spiral out of control through disregard for God’s Word, we need to turn back and walk in the Lord to have stability in our lives.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
Passage: 1 Samuel
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 13 secs
If you’ve always thought of the Bible as an obscure, pious book filled with stories of great Biblical heroes, think again. Listen to this lesson to learn about a country dominated by earthy, flawed, and sinful men, much as we have in our country today. Follow a dark period in Israel’s history and learn about three very different men, Samuel, Saul, and David. Learn about a murderous king influenced by demonism. See that as the book begins, God is working behind the scene, preparing to deliver Israel by bringing change. As you approach the study of this book, ask yourself if you’re like many in those days, trying to be a covert believer rather than living in open obedience to God’s Word.
Tue, Feb 03, 2015
Passage: 1 Samuel 1:1-31:13
Duration: 58 mins 43 secs
Attention all history buffs! Get ready to begin a study of ancient history that addresses challenging events in a nation in chaos that would be right at home on our nightly news. Learn about Samuel who was a prophet, priest, and judge and why he cannot be the sole author of this book. Understand the difficulty of dating when the book was written and follow a timeline of the chronology of events that take place in it. Learn that this book was written for the Jews in Solomon’s generation as a warning to teach them the importance of obedience to God to bring prosperity, success, and victory over enemies. Accept that the message for today is that the people of our nation must either have a massive return to positive volition to God’s Word or we will feel the force of a repressive government.