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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - September 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.

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

To view all video Bible studies in the 1st and 2nd Samuel series, click here.

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www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2015-12samuel.xml
 
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Passage: Genesis 28:10-22
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 5 secs
Are there things we can do that will help enrich our worship of God? Listen to this lesson to learn what some of the mature believers in the past did in this area of their lives. Hear eight important things Abraham learned about God that will give us confidence in God’s goodness as we worship Him. Find out that biblical accounts of people who came into the presence of God resulted in fear and awe over His majesty. As believers when we face adversity we can remember an incident in Jacob’s life to learn that God has promised to be with us always.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 32 secs
Soft music, dim candle lighting, and fog machines. Is that what we need in order to worship God? Listen to this lesson to learn that worship must come from our mental attitude and be an appreciation for God as the Creator of the universe and the provider of all we have. See the elements of Abraham’s worship which included ritual, the giving of thanks, and burial. Learn about Melchizedec and what it means when the Bible says Abraham offered tithes to him. Find out that as we come to learn more about God’s greatness we can understand more fully our own sinfulness.
Tue, Sep 04, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 14 secs

Are you impressed with someone who is willing to stand up for what they believe no matter the cost? Listen to this lesson to learn that it’s the content of what we believe that makes it meaningful, not just standing up for it. See the importance of teaching children the gospel. Learn when Abraham proclaimed the name of the Lord and gained many people on his side. Find out the difference between positional and experiential righteousness.

During this class Dr. Dean mentioned a blog by Scott Anoil. You can view it here.

Tue, Aug 28, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 16 secs
Why did God punish mankind with a universal flood in the days of Noah? Listen to this lesson to learn about bizarre occurrences among the fallen angels that involved infiltration of the human race. Find out what proclaiming the name of the Lord means and how Abraham praised God for His attributes of grace and mercy. See that when we worship we should recall who God is, what He has done for us, and how we can have a relationship with Him.
Tue, Aug 21, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 36 secs
A long as we’re expressing reverence for God in our own way, does it matter how we worship? Listen to this lesson to learn that from the beginning God revealed how we were to worship on His terms and not on our own. Find out what was wrong with Cain’s offering but right about Abel’s. See what “fat” signifies. Learn the importance of names in the Bible and what it means to call on the name of God.
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.