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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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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 - July 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, 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.
Tue, May 15, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 36 secs
Imagine finding yourself in the Throne Room of God and seeing God the Father in all His majesty. You see the angelic creatures worshipping Him in songs they have been singing for thousands and thousands of years. Listen to this lesson to hear about men in the Bible who actually had this experience. Understand the meaning of the words “holy” and “glory” and how they show us how we should worship God Who is distinct and above all others. See how we can know that no matter how things look in our lives, if we focus on God our troubles will fade into insignificance.
Tue, May 08, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 6 secs
How can we prepare ourselves to worship God more fully? Listen to this message to learn ways we can learn to focus on God and His astounding majesty. Hear about three distinct categories of angels and their constant awe and veneration of God. Begin a study of Isaiah who entered into the presence of God and saw some of the angels worshipping Him. Like Isaiah, we need to realize that no matter how terrible conditions may be around us, we can be assured that God is always in control and caring for us.
Tue, May 01, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 36 secs

Is there a standard that determines what is beauty and value in music or is it just dependent on differing tastes that people have? Listen to this lesson to learn that music was present in eternity past before the creation of the world. Find out that Satan was the master musician and that there is an angelic choir. Hear three questions we need to ask ourselves that will help us realize the importance of worshiping the God of the universe. When we come to Sunday morning church services, we need to accept that we are in the presence of this majestic God and that we are to reflect on what He has done for us as we prepare to spend eternity with Him.

During this class Dr. Dean referenced a book by Allen Ross, Recalling the Hope of Glory.

Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:9-12 & 1 Chronicles 15:1-16
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 33 secs

What does it mean to genuinely worship God in our church services? Listen to this message to see that the New Testament does not lay out rules or specify what we must do like the Old Testament did for the Jews. Hear several definitions of worship and see that they have common ground in expressing reverence and adoration for God. Find out that these services can include music, scripture reading, prayer, and Bible study and should leave us more aware of God’s incomprehensible greatness after we have attended. Learn that we should prepare ourselves for worship and have a mental attitude that expresses respect for God.

During this class Dr. Dean referenced a book by Allen Ross, Recalling the Hope of Glory.

Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:9-12 & 1 Chronicles 15:1-16
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 33 secs
Does it matter what type of music we have in churches? Listen to this message to learn that music is not designed to make us feel happy but that there are definite standards set out in the Bible. See that the word “worship” has nothing to do with how we feel, but rather means we are to submit to God’s will. Review how David had certain priests be responsible for the music and that it was done in an orderly, organized, and structured way. Find out three things that should be known concerning music in a church.