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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 - February 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.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2015-12samuel.xml
 
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:20-26
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 45 secs
What does it mean that God blesses, recompenses, and rewards us? Listen to this lesson to see that David in Psalm 18 is not talking about salvation but about our fellowship with God after we are saved. Find out the importance of fellowship with God. See that God distributes blessings to us when we have the capacity for them and how this capacity is developed. Learn five basic things we need to know about rewards. Keep in mind that when we come to the end of our lives, all that will matter will be our relationship with the Lord.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:16-24
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 25 secs

When did you last take time to recall God’s goodness to you and His answers to your prayers? Listen to this lesson to learn how David described all God had done for him. Hear about the waters of Shiloah which speak of God’s protection. Find out the difference between the free gift of imputed righteousness and experiential righteousness which we earn by walking by means of the Holy Spirit.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced an article on the Reformation by Barna Group. You can view it here.

Dr. Dean also recommends that you view a video about Hezekiah's Tunnel and the Gihon Spring which he discussed this evening. The video is located here.

Tue, Oct 24, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:7-15
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 4 secs
Does God intervene in human history in answer to prayer? Listen to this lesson to learn instances of God’s intervention. Hear four different parts of prayer that we can utilize in our personal prayers. See that our prayers are not to be designed to get God to give us what we want but are to change us to think like God thinks in the Word of God. Hear how David expresses God’s power as He rules His creation in amazing ways throughout Scripture. Learn about Bible believing scientists who made tremendous scientific discoveries throughout history.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:6-15
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 4 secs
What does the Bible teach about Sheol? Listen to this lesson to learn at least three meanings of the word, only one of which refers to a specific location. See that the word should not be translated as hell. Find out what we’re to do when we are deeply distressed. See what David means when he refers to God’s temple and compare and contrast God’s heavenly temple with His earthly temple. Marvel that when we pray to God He hears and answers us.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:3-15
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 21 secs
Do you feel surrounded by evil? Listen to this lesson to learn that prayer should be our normal procedure when chaotic torrents are washing over us. Find out that God always answers prayer, usually in one of three ways. Hear what the phrase “sons of Belial” means in the Scripture and learn about the evil associated with these people and how their actions result in destroying their own cultures and selves. Understand that only God can control the sons of Belial and bring order out of chaos.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:2
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 10 secs
Do you feel the need for strength some days? Listen to this lesson to see that God is the One who gives us physical, mental, and spiritual strength when we call on Him. Find out how the word “rock” is used in both the Old and New Testaments and how it refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. See that we can rely on God to protect us and we have nothing to fear. At the end of this lesson, hear Moses Onwubiko, an international evangelist and Bible teacher, tell about how he is bringing the gospel and the truth of the Bible to people around the world.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Passage: 2 Samuel 1:11-12 & Psalm 18:1-2
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 55 secs
How grateful are you to God when He delivers you? Listen to this lesson to learn about a Psalm of David when he was delivered from his enemies. Hear why David was called a man after God’s own heart and what he means by his righteousness. See the importance of being honest about our thoughts to God and how that clarifies our own thinking. Hear three things that we must accomplish before we can express our love to God the way David does.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 31:1-13
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 35 secs
Do you trust God on a daily basis or do you wait until you have tried everything you can to help yourself? Listen to this lesson to learn about the example of Saul’s sin unto death in contrast to David’s life. Hear the principles of grace orientation and see how God treats us in grace so we should treat others in the same way. Find out Saul’s last words compared to David’s last words. Learn from Saul’s miserable death, which was the consequence of repeatedly rebelling against God.
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 30:1-31
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 37 secs
Have you ever been involved with bitter people or even become bitter yourself? Listen to this lesson to learn how bitterness can destroy your ability to handle the stresses of life. See how when David faced bitter people he strengthened himself in God by remembering God’s goodness and help in times past. Find out how this incident in David’s life is a picture of how Christ rescues us. Learn from David’s attitude after he defeated the Amalekites the importance of being gracious and fair to those you are around.
Tue, Aug 01, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 28:6-25
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 43 secs
How can we trust God when everything is going wrong in our lives? Listen to this lesson to see that we need to take the time to study the truth of God’s Word to be prepared for the difficult times. See that Saul is determined to make God guide him but he goes about it in a wrong way. Hear what a necromancer does and why Saul hoped to get some help from her. Find out if the woman was responsible for bringing Samuel back from the dead. Learn three reasons why Samuel was brought forward. Be reminded that our role is to orient to God’s ways and not to try to make God orient to ours.