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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - May 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 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.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Duration: 55 mins 4 secs
How can we know if we are doing the will of God? Listen to this lesson to hear nine principles that can help us make biblical decisions. Learn about the different kinds of God’s will and how each impacts us. See that since the canon of Scripture was completed, God no longer gives direct revelation to people as He once did. As you contemplate decisions in your life, make choices from the standpoint of wisdom, which is the skillful application of the Word of God to your circumstances.
Tue, Apr 04, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 16 secs
How does God guide and direct us? Listen to this lesson to see that in the age in which we live God directs us through His Word. Hear five principles we should know about what God’s will is for our lives and some misconceptions about knowing His will. See that our purpose in life is to first trust in Christ as our Savior and then grow spiritually with a willingness to serve Him.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 23:1-29
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 49 secs
What kind of problems have you been facing this week and what did you do about them? Listen to this lesson to see that the first thing Christians should do when they have difficulties is turn to God in prayer to ask for divine guidance. Learn three things we need to keep in mind about God’s guidance in the Old Testament. See that God knows not only what actually happens but what could have happened and what should have happened. See how God gave David direct guidance and today we have the completed Word of God to find answers.
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 22:1 & Psalm 142:1-7
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 18 secs
When you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you and you’re overwhelmed by all your problems, where should you turn? Listen to this lesson to learn that reading the psalms that David wrote when he was persecuted by Saul are a good place to go. Find out that we can apply the problem solving devices in prayer and that our default position should always be to turn to God. Learn that there’s nothing wrong with crying out to God because that is acknowledging our absolute dependence on Him. Hear five points on depression and see the role anger plays when we’re depressed.