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What is a Mini-Series?
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 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, Jul 04, 2017
Passage: Psalm 143:1-12
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 8 secs
When we’re in a period of deep mourning we should turn to Psalms for ways to pray and seek comfort from God. Listen to this lesson to hear one of David’s psalms that demonstrates this. Focusing on God’s truth gives us the stability we desperately need in difficult times. Find out that we need to remember God has poured out His grace on people from the beginning. This requires us to have learned the content of the Word of God before troubles come.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 29:1-11
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 27 secs
Wouldn’t it be great to know you are always under strong protection? Listen to this lesson to hear how David was being helped by the providence of God working behind the scenes. See that all believers have the assurance that God is taking care of them. Learn that David’s deception of Achish was a kind of wisdom we need when living in a pagan environment. Take comfort in knowing God is intimately involved in the oversight of His creation.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 22 secs
How can we know the decisions we make are the right ones? Listen to this lesson to hear about David’s choices and how God was guiding him. Hear reasons why David moved to Gath and see if he was loyal to Achish rather than Israel. Understand why God had commanded Israel to destroy the Amalekites. Learn about two instances of deception in Scripture which were legitimate.
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 26:17-25 & Psalm 25
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 22 secs
How is David a type of the coming Messiah? Listen to this lesson to learn the parallels between David as a shepherd and Christ as the Good Shepherd. See how Saul pretends remorse but returns to his murderous ways of trying to kill David. Learn how David’s psalms stress God’s righteousness, faithfulness, and loyal love. When we are in a time of difficulty, find out that we should identify the realities of our situation to God and trust Him to solve our problems.
Tue, May 30, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 26:1-25
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 11 secs
Are the events in your life helping you learn to trust God? Listen to this lesson to see how David went through many difficulties and tests with the right attitude that slowly helped him mature spiritually. See how Saul, on the other hand, was rebellious against God and did not learn the lessons God had for him. Understand that God gives all of us freedom to succeed or to fail. Learn to trust the Word of God and not your experiences when making decisions.
Tue, May 23, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 26:1-25
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 24 secs
What lessons can we learn from the Old Testament? Listen to this lesson to learn that the examples in the Old Testament are to challenge us as we see their struggles in their spiritual growth. See how Abraham and David had to face the same tests many times until they learned to master them through the use of spiritual skills. See how David needed to learn to fully trust that his battles were the Lord’s battles. From these stories we can see how God’s testing in our lives is always designed to help us learn the lessons we need.
Tue, May 16, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 25:1-44
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 22 secs
What should a mature believer do when dealing with a fool? Listen to this lesson to hear about a rich man who is a fool and did not respect authority and of his wife who is willing to do what it takes to protect her family. See how David wants revenge but is willing to listen to Abigail’s wise counsel showing humility and true qualities of leadership. See that from this incident we can learn that God works in our lives and when we are being mistreated, we are to put our problems in His hands and learn grace orientation.
Tue, May 09, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 24:1-22
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 44 secs
Why should we respect the authority of someone we dislike and who we think does not have our best interests at heart? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible doesn’t give us any wiggle room in obeying God-given authorities no matter what our opinion is of them. Find out the one exception to this command. Hear a list of the authorities appointed by God and learn that honoring our leaders is vital for all individuals and nations to achieve their goals. See why David did not seek revenge on Saul who was trying to kill him even when David had an opportunity to do so.
Tue, May 02, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 18 secs
How can we know God’s will for our life? Listen to this lesson to learn that it is by studying God’s Word when we are walking by means of the Spirit. See that by the process of recall the Holy Spirit brings doctrines to our memory when we need them in making decisions. Find out the importance of redeeming the time. Learn that our spiritual gifts should be developed with our natural talents to be utilized in living our life. In summary, to know the will of God we should accept Christ as our Savior and grow spiritually by studying His Word so we can develop wisdom.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 32 secs
Wouldn’t it be great if God told us exactly what He wanted us to do and we didn’t have to struggle with decisions? Listen to this lesson to learn that God’s Word has all the principles we need to know God’s will. See that since the Canon of Scripture was completed God no longer gives us special revelation. Find out that believers have the Holy Spirit to guide us when we walk by means of the Spirit. Our part is to learn what the Word of God says and to apply it in wisdom to our circumstances.