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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 - September 2019

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.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

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Tue, Sep 10, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 11-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 34 secs
What can we learn from David’s sins with Bathsheba? Listen to this lesson to hear four main points that apply not only to David but to all believers. See how we are provided with a window into the pathology of sin and our lust pattern trends that motivate us. Find out what two options we have for our thinking. Remember that no matter how we fail, there is always grace and there is hope.
Tue, Sep 03, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 8-10 & Psalm 60:1-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 27 secs
In the Bible God makes many promises to believers. How are they to claim those promises for their own lives? Listen to this lesson to learn three steps that are necessary. Hear five summary points on the providence of God and its relationship to the course of history. See the role luck plays in our lives. Listen to a psalm of David as he questions God about why Israel lost some important battles and learn what God reveals He is going to do to Israel’s enemies as He reassures David that He always keeps His promises.
Tue, Aug 27, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 10:1-19
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 16 secs
If you’re a military buff then you’ll want to hear about these battles that David fought to extend the territory of Israel and defend it against their enemies. Find out how the King of the Ammonites humiliated the manhood and the sexuality of the Israelites and how David retaliated. See that when Joab was caught in a trap between the Ammonites and the Syrians, he trusted in the providence of the Lord to protect them. When we find ourselves in the battles of life, we need to remember that God has promised to protect us and that the battle is always the Lord’s.
Tue, Aug 20, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 10:1-5
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 15 secs
What does 1 & 2 Samuel teach us about politics and government? Listen to this lesson to learn basic information about forms of government and how human governments always fail because of man’s sin nature. See that radical individualism ended in utter disaster then just as it is threatening our country today. See the link between economics and morality and how in order to have prosperity in a nation it must have sound money and security. Hear a summary of the remainder of 2 Samuel and how David’s spiritual failures led to his downfall. Remember the lesson we learn from David’s life that no matter how a believer fails, there is always forgiveness and restoration available.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 8:1-9:13
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 44 secs

If you enjoy military history then this lesson is for you. Learn about the enemies that David conquered and what he did with the spoils of battle. Find out that his victories were not a result of his skill or bravery, but were God’s grace in action. See that David oversaw all aspects of Israel’s government and is a type of Christ. Discover how David showed grace to Saul’s survivor and see that all believers should share the blessings God gives them with others.

Click to view the Creation Studies videos that Dr. Dean mentioned at the beginning of this class.

Tue, Aug 06, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:38-52
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 40 secs
How honest are you when you pray? Listen to this lesson to hear about a psalmist who expresses his frustration over what is happening and asks God if He’s going to keep His promises. He wonders why the nation is under divine discipline and points out that they are a reproach to God’s name. As he expresses his unhappiness, he petitions God to change the circumstances. See how he recovers and expresses once more his understanding of God’s Word. When we are in a situation like that, we need to remember to trust God and His promises, which can be hindered by our disobedience but are never cancelled.
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:21-34
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 55 mins 55 secs
What can we learn from the promises God made to David in the Davidic Covenant? Listen to this lesson to learn about the magnificent promises God made and see how He said He would establish and stabilize David and protect him from all his enemies. Hear about the intimate relationship God promised David and his descendants and see that these promises were eternal. Learn the meaning of God being called the Rock and see how we can apply His strength and power in our own lives when we face difficulties.
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:19-24
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 50 secs
When you think of being humble what comes to your mind? Someone who is mealy-mouthed? Being afraid to stand up for yourself? Being a “doormat” that everyone walks on? Listen to this lesson to learn that humility is the highest virtue in the spiritual life and without it you cannot be a person after God’s own heart. Find out a biblical definition of humility and contrast it with its opposite which is arrogance. See that God is seeking people who have humility and hear three examples from the Old Testament of men who learned humility through the tests they endured. Hear Jesus’ emphasis in the New Testament on taking up your cross and following Him.
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:19-24
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 12 secs
What kind of person does God seek to serve Him? Listen to this lesson to learn that God wants those who fear and respect Him and are loyal and depend on Him. Find out what it means that God is our helper. Hear why God sought David and made a covenant with him and his descendants even though he sinned many times while God rejected Saul. All believers need to ask themselves if they are focused on God and are making knowing God their priority.
Tue, Jul 09, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:14-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 11 secs
Think about living an ideal life filled with stability and contentment. To learn how this life is possible, listen to what Psalm 89 teaches us. See first that believers must study God’s Word to learn about His character because the fulfillment of God’s promises to us are based on His essence. Find out how to praise God and present your petitions in prayer. See that being obedient to God leads to a life filled with joy and happiness as we walk with God in the light of His Word.