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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 - 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, 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.
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:9-12 & 1 Chronicles 15:1-16
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 7 secs
“Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty!” Listen to this message to learn that God is to be feared and we are to treat Him with awe and great respect. See how David learned his lesson when his first attempt to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem ended so disastrously. Find out how his second attempt followed the protocols revealed by God and ended in a tremendous celebration. Hear several principles of corporate worship and the place of music in worship. Accept that worship is not about how we feel but must always be all about God.
Tue, Apr 03, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:9-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 14 secs
Does it matter how we worship God as long as we’re sincere? Listen to this lesson to learn that God must be worshipped His way, that He is always in control, and that His mandates must be followed explicitly. Hear several episodes where God took the lives of people who tried to do things their way. See that God is outside of our comprehension and we can only understand Him through His revealed Word. Things are going to go God’s way and we need to stand in absolute awe and submit to His righteousness and justice.
Tue, Mar 27, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:5-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 9 secs
Have you ever had a special charm that you wished would bring you luck? Listen to this lesson to hear how the people of Israel tried to use the Ark of God as their “rabbit’s foot”. Learn what a phenomenal piece of ancient furniture this was and how God gave explicit directions for how it was to be constructed and cared for. Hear about a number of events involving the Ark of God that occurred, some of which involved God’s judgment because the people showed disrespect. Find out David’s plans for bringing the Ark of God to Jerusalem but how he did not follow God’s instruction to carry it on poles and it resulted in the death of one man. Learn from these examples that God is a righteous, holy God and does not need any help.
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 5:5-25
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 20 secs
What lessons can we learn from King David as He begins to take over ruling Israel? Listen to this message to see that David was obedient to God’s instructions on how to rule, unlike King Saul. See why David chose Jerusalem for the capital of the country, recognizing that it was there that Abraham had obeyed the Lord. Find out David’s two areas of weakness and how they impacted his life in many negative ways. Learn why polygamy was never approved by God. Accept that just as it was God who promoted David, He is working out His plans in our lives today.
Tue, Mar 06, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 5:5-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 29 secs
Great cities have come and gone over the course of human history but one city has a distinction above all others. It is God’s favorite city and its name is Jerusalem. Listen to this lesson to hear the fascinating true story of how this ancient city in Israel is unique from all other cities. Trace the first mention of Jerusalem in the Old Testament and follow its course until the time when David was king. See how he gave his military incentives to capture it from the Jebusites. See the details of its geography and water supply and how it changed over the years. Marvel that Jerusalem is the center of God’s plan of salvation for the human race and that His plans for the city will be fulfilled.