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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 - April 2017

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, Oct 25, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 18:17-30
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 4 secs
How do you handle evil, cranky people filled with mental attitude sins without it affecting you? Listen to this lesson to learn how David suffered from King Saul’s murderous rage and jealousy but learned to trust God. See how the sin cycle can affect us and lead to fear and hatred in our own thinking. Hear several psalms, some written by David, that show how we can trust God when we are afraid and apply them to our own circumstances.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 18:1-30
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 8 secs
Do you have peace and happiness even when circumstances are not good? Listen to this lesson to hear how David understood that what counted was God’s protection. See how King Saul grew jealous of David and then became angry and fearful and sought to get rid of him. Realize that our happiness does not depend on what is happening in our life or to our country but is based on confidence in God, knowing that we can rejoice in the midst of the worst circumstances.

During this class Dr. Dean mentioned an article entitled Warming Alarmists Redefine What a Hurricane is so We'll Have More of Them.

Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 17:40-54
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 17 secs
When everything seemed the darkest in Israel’s history, David, prepared by God, walked on the scene with five stones and a slingshot. Listen to this lesson to see how everything changed in the blink of an eye and Goliath was dead and the Philistines defeated. Find out that David was the aggressor because he knew that the battle was the Lord’s. Learn four basic principles from David’s victory and see that when you’re doing God’s will, He will always protect you.
Tue, Oct 04, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 17:12-39
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 52 secs
Are you really committed to becoming the best you can be as a believer? Listen to this lesson to learn that God is not pleased with mediocre Christians who live no differently than unbelievers. Hear about five tests that David underwent that prepared him to be a champion who could defeat Goliath. See that the only way to mature spiritually is to listen to word-by-word expositional teaching of the Word of God. Ask yourself how you are facing tests designed by God to prepare you to handle whatever comes in your life.

Dr. Dean referenced an important article on AmericanThinker.com entitled The Death of Evangelicalism during this class.

Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 17:12-39
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 15 secs
Are you a champion for God? Listen to this lesson to learn that God gives every Christian the resources to become a mature believer. Hear the true story of how God prepared a perfect event for David, a young Jewish man, to face Goliath, a nine-and-a-half-foot Philistine warrior. Hear about the tests that David faced to become a champion and see how God has prepared tests for each of us to face in our lives. Understand that everything that happens to us is designed for a purpose and goes back to a spiritual issue.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 17:1-11
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 21 secs
Get ready for a triumphant true story of an epic battle between a young Jewish man and a massive warrior named Goliath. Listen to this lesson to learn that this was an attack on the God of Israel by a pagan nation. The stakes were high as Goliath taunted the Israelite army who were shaking in their boots. Understand the parallels between this event and modern-day attacks on Christians by terrorists. Stay tuned to learn next week the answer God always has for our seemingly impossible situations.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 59 mins 31 secs
What does the Bible teach about demon possession? Listen to this lesson to learn two main reasons why believers cannot be demon possessed. Learn about two areas in the temple and how they are reflected in our bodies. Hear Christ’s high priestly prayer which keeps us from the Evil One. Learn about Saul and the music therapy that he used to try to relieve him from demon oppression. Get an overview of the human brain and how we can succumb to demon influence by our own volition. See how music provides structure and meaning and helped Saul to obtain relief.

Dr. Dean referenced an important article on AmericanThinker.com entitled The Death of Evangelicalism during this class.

Tue, Sep 06, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 2 secs
How do you know when someone is demon possessed? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible does not describe any symptoms of demon possession or any remedies for removing demons from someone. Hear some ideas that people in the past have come up with to describe demon possession that have no basis in the Bible. Learn that there was an explosion of demon activity during the time of Christ, the Messiah, was on the earth. As Christians, understand that we don’t need to be fearful of demons because we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 57 mins 5 secs
Do we have anything to fear from demons? Listen to this lesson to learn that demons are fallen angels who rebelled against God, their Creator. Find out that they are very active in human history and that as believers we are engaged in spiritual warfare with them. See the difference between demon influence, which can involve believers and unbelievers alike, and demon possession, which can only happen to people who do not trust in Christ as their Savior. To guard against demon influence as believers we must learn the Word of God, walk by means of the Holy Spirit, and apply spiritual truths to our lives.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:14-23
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 17 secs

Do you know that everyone, believer and unbeliever alike, is influenced by the thinking of demons? Listen to this lesson to learn that any thoughts and ideas that are not biblical are demonic. Find out what happened to Saul when the Spirit of the Lord departed from him and an evil spirit descended. See that he is mentally tormented in a way that completely paralyzed him with fear. Learn how David was brought out of the sheepfold and into the court to play the harp to sooth Saul. Learn that God was working out His plan for David, the future king of Israel.

Note that the video for this class includes two videos from the Museum of the Bible, which are located at: Museum of the Bible Overview and Museum of the Bible Fly-Through. Click to visit the Museum of the Bible website.

Dr. Dean also mentioned Gatestone Institute if you're interested in news from Europe and the Middle East.