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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 - August 2018

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.

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Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 2-3
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 42 secs
Imagine what it was like in the Garden of Eden when God came to fellowship with Adam and Eve every day. Listen to this lesson to see that today we are to worship God by trusting and praising Him daily. Find out what sanctuary means and how it differs in the Church Age. See Satan’s actions in the Garden as he inhabits the serpent. Compare Jesus’ handling of Satan when tempted by him with Eve’s lack of knowledge of the Word of God. After they sinned see how Adam and Eve reacted and how God provided the solution to their problem.
Tue, Aug 07, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 2-3
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 20 secs
Is there a connection between the Garden of Eden and Israel’s later places of worship? Listen to this lesson to see that the furnishings and articles of the Tabernacle and the Temple reflect God’s original design in the Garden. Learn which two trees hold particular significance and hear how pagan religions corrupted these by worshipping the trees rather than the Creator. See which tree the Menorah represents and what the Tablets of Law in the Ark of the Covenant reflect. See how easy it is to allow our corporate worship to lose its purity as we try to make people feel at home in the church.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 59 secs
What is the significance of water in the Bible? Listen to this fascinating exploration of water beginning in Genesis and woven throughout Scripture until Revelation. Learn that water is always a sign of life and shows us that God is the One who created life, sustains it, and provides for all of our needs. Hear about the Samaritan woman at the well and what Jesus told her about living water. Learn about water under the Temple in Jerusalem and see how water refers to the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer in the Church Age.
Tue, Jul 24, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 11 secs
Is the Garden of Eden an actual place or just symbolic? Listen to this thoroughly gripping account of a real place which God created as His dwelling place on earth. Hear about its beauty and the magnificent trees, precious stones, and gold in it. See how a study of Eden and the Tabernacle and Temple show us how to worship God. Learn that before his fall Satan appears to have had a high priestly function. Understand how learning that God is the light of the world and that out of Him flow living waters assures us of His provision for all our needs.
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 1-2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 43 secs
Do you think a church service should be designed to lift your spirits and make you feel better? Listen to this lesson to learn that the purpose of a worship service should be to help you know God as defined in Scripture. Hear a number of definitions of worship telling both what it is and what it isn’t. Find out why it is important to study worship in the Old Testament. Begin an intriguing new study of what a sanctuary is and learn that as believers study God’s Word and mature spiritually they will come to trust and obey God on a daily basis.
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 1
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 18 secs
How is an understanding of creation central to worshipping God? Listen to this lesson to hear nine foundations for the study of creation being essential for true worship of God. See that angels worship God’s creation throughout the ages and into the future, just as believers will in the eternal state. Hear examples of this worship in Psalms and many other Scriptures. Understand that it is only when we grasp the marvels of God creating all things out of nothing that we are able to fully appreciate His majesty and power.
Tue, Jul 03, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 9 secs

Was America founded as a Christian nation? Listen to this message to learn what the Founding Fathers had to say about this. Continue the study of worshipping God through music. Hear a number of popular fallacies current today in the “worship wars” taking place in churches. See that the worldview of the culture influences music, art, and literature and that Christian music must be based on principles from God’s Word. Be aware of the danger of conforming Christian music to the pagan culture in order to attract people.

In this message Dr. Dean referenced the book Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Rewrote the Hymnal by David Gordon.

Tue, Jun 26, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 46 secs
What is the most important worship element in hymns—the words or the music? Listen to this message to learn how to analyze church music for its quality, both in biblical truth and poetry. Find out that songs either direct our attention to Heaven or to earth and that they are not designed just to make us feel better. See that in all we do we are to glorify God and make Him central, not only in our choice of music but in all other areas of our life.
Tue, May 29, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 39 secs
If you were asked to describe God, how would you answer? Listen to this lesson to learn that Psalm 139 gives an excellent description of His traits, including His knowledge of everything in heaven and on earth. Find out what it means to be a “God-fearer” as well as a number of verses about fearing God. See that the fear of God should be a guide to all our relationships in life. Like Isaiah when he was awed in the presence of God, we should be struck with God’s majesty and sovereignty as we worship Him.
Tue, May 22, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 44 secs
What is the most frightening event you have ever experienced? Listen to this lesson to take a tour of the Bible and learn about people who came face-to-face with God, beginning with Adam and Eve, Job, Moses, and down to the Apostle John in Revelations. See how the people reacted in fear and awe, falling to the ground at the sight of the majesty of God. Learn what “fear of the Lord” means. As we learn more about the holiness of God, come to understand that our worship should not be a casual experience but an intense, urgent activity of entering into the presence of God.