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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 - January 2020

The quote from the title slides 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.

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Tue, Jan 21, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 13:1-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 55 secs
Explore the tragic story in graphic detail of David’s children as they deal with the consequences of sin. Hear about the rape of Tamar by her half-brother Amnon and the two-fold motivation for Absalom’s murder of Amnon. See how this story touches all of our own lives as we deal with our sin natures and the importance of controlling our lusts as a part of personal responsibility.
Tue, Jan 14, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 13:1-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 41 secs
What causes us to rush headlong into doing things we know we shouldn’t? Listen to this lesson to learn how everyone is born with a sin nature. Find out about our lusts and lust patterns and how they influence our behavior. Hear eight facts about lusts and biblical examples of those who gave in to these lust patterns. Find out the solution to handle the temptations that come from our sin nature.
Tue, Jan 07, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:24-31
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 4 secs
Does God have favorites that He loves more than others? Listen to this lesson to learn a wide range of meanings for the words “love” and “hate” and how they refer to nations rather than individuals in some cases. Find out the connection between these people who are said to be loved and the role they have been selected to play in the plan of God to bring the Messiah into the world through the House of David. See that this has nothing to do with their salvation. Complete this section of 2 Samuel by learning how David finally conquers the Ammonites.
Tue, Dec 17, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:15-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 46 secs
How is God involved in the human life found in the womb? Listen to this lesson to learn biblical terms that discuss when God is either directly or indirectly involved in events. Find out if the fact that God is indirectly involved makes it less significant. Find out the part God’s omniscience plays in what happens to the child in the womb, even before the baby has its soul. See a number of Bible passages discussing these subjects and understand that every life has significance and meaning.
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:15-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 56 mins 38 secs
When does the baby in the womb have a human soul? Listen to 10 points in this message that tell us where this issue is mentioned in the Scriptures. See that God is intimately involved in the formation of the baby in the womb, but it is not until the child’s birth that God breathes life into him. Understand that because of God’s involvement, every human being is valuable and important.
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:15-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 42 secs
What does the Bible really teach about the pro-life/anti-abortion issue? Listen to this lesson to begin a study of how these movements began and grew over the years. Hear what positions ancient Judaism and the early church held on the question of when life begins. Find out if a couple create soul life in their infant or if God must breathe life into each individual. Be prepared to continue this study of how the Bible defines the parameters of life in coming weeks.
Tue, Nov 26, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:15-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 12 secs
Do infants who die go to Heaven? Listen to this lesson to learn about David’s grief when his newborn son was near death. Hear about the confidence he expressed when told of the baby’s death, that he would see the child again after his own death. Contrast that with his reactions when others who were adults died. Learn whether young children whose parents are raptured are also raptured. Rely on the character of God to answer questions you have in this area.
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:7-13 & Psalm 32:1-11
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 53 secs
Are you filled with joy and gratitude over being forgiven when you confess your sins? Listen to this message to hear a thought-provoking lesson on the importance of confessing our sins so we can continue growing to spiritual maturity. Learn about King David’s refusal to confess his sins quickly in Psalm 32 and the lessons he learned. Find out three messages that apply to all of us when we sin. Understand there may still be consequences but once we confess, our burden is removed. Let this psalm challenge you to keep short accounts with God by having no unconfessed sin in your life.
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:7-13 & Psalm 51:10-19
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 4 secs
Do you have joy and gladness in your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that when David sinned he had lost the happiness he usually had in the Lord and felt sorrow and guilt. See what David wanted to do after God forgave those sins so others could enjoy the same deliverance from God. Find out what God wants from us when we sin and what He does not want.
Tue, Oct 15, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:7-13 & Psalm 51:5-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 57 secs
Does the Holy Spirit control the thinking of a believer? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Holy Spirit never overrides our volition by controlling us. Instead He influences our thinking when we are walking by means of the Spirit. Continue in the study of David’s confession of his sin in Psalm 51. Find out what God desires of us and see nine positive and two negative requests David makes of God. Take time to appreciate God’s gracious gift of forgiveness when we acknowledge our sins to Him.