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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 - September 2019

The quote from the title slides 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.

One scholar has praised the writing of Samuel: “It is no exaggeration to say that the author of Samuel produced what is still the best book ever written in the Hebrew language.”

In this series we will cover an array of significant biblical teachings on everything from how to face and surmount the giants in our lives, to biblical worship and praise, to the divine viewpoint of politics and leadership, to the importance of the Davidic Covenant and Messianic prophecies, and so much more. An understanding of these key teachings in Samuel is foundational to the rest of the Old Testament, the arrival and mission of the Messiah, the gospel, and many passages in the New Testament. Every believer should have a thorough understanding of the material covered in this series.

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.

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Tue, Jul 02, 2019
Passage: Psalm 89:10-17
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 19 secs
Do you stand in awe of God? Listen to this lesson to be reminded of God’s magnificence and recall that God’s power is profound and overwhelming. See that when anyone in the Bible is approaching God they are full of fear and treat Him with the utmost respect. Find out that those who reject Him now will some day bow their knee before Him as He judges evil. Continue the study of Psalm 89 where we learn that God controls the chaos in the universe, both angelic and human. As a believer take every opportunity to praise God in songs and words and thank Him for His lovingkindness and protection.
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 56 mins 56 secs
How does a study of how God dealt with the creatures that became symbols for pagan mythological religions help us today? Listen to this lesson to learn that God’s omnipotent power crushes anything that opposes Him. Hear about the demonic forces behind the Pharaoh of Egypt when he refused to free the Israelites and see how God controlled that situation. Find out that snakes, dragons, and the sea are all used to describe sources of evil and chaos. See that we are to always have tremendous confidence that God will fulfill His plans.
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 43 secs
Were fire-breathing dragons literal creatures in ancient times or only parts of myths and legends? Listen to this thoroughly gripping message from the Book of Job where God questions him about a creature called a leviathan. Find out about a cataclysmic cosmic battle between God and the forces of evil before the creation of man and how it relates to the terrible adversities that Job suffered. Learn that legal terms are used to describe Satan’s attendance at a convocation in Heaven where he is given permission to test Job. As you hear this message, come to a new appreciation of God’s sovereign rule over all His creation.
Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 22 secs

Think of all the strange mythological creatures you’ve seen in movies and books. Would it surprise you to learn that they are actual creatures created by God and have been used by pagan religions to portray their gods and goddesses in rebellion against God? Listen to this lesson to learn about their descriptions in the Bible and about a great battle that took place in eternity past. See that the forms of these creatures were incorporated as a part of the creation of man and animals in Genesis. Find out the role of fire in the angelic realm.

Lesson includes a presentation by J. T. Ford, who will shortly be going to Peru on a missions trip with CRU. Please contact Dean Bible Ministries for information on how to support J.T.

Tue, Jun 04, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:5-10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 45 secs
Have you ever wondered why dragons are a part of many ancient mythologies? Listen to this lesson to learn that from Job to Revelation in the Bible the devil is often referred to as a dragon or a sea creature. Hear twelve compelling points contrasting human viewpoint with divine viewpoint and see how ancient mythologies were unbelieving mankind’s attempt to explain the phenomena around them. Understand that although evil is real, believers have nothing to fear because God’s plan is to ultimately crush all evil.
Tue, May 28, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:5-10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 1 sec
Do you have confidence that God will answer your prayers? Listen to this lesson to hear a number of biblical reasons for trusting God. Hear King Solomon’s prayer where he exercises the Faith-Rest drill. Continue in Psalm 89 as Ethan calls on God’s attributes and praises God just as the angels who surround God’s throne do. As you pray, praise God’s wonders and His uniqueness and remember that God is so powerful that He can fulfill every promise He had made to us,
Tue, May 21, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:1-18
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 2 secs
What determines a country’s culture? Listen to this lesson to learn that how people view God is the most important element. Hear a psalm that is written for Israel as the people have turned to idol worship and are no longer trusting God. See different crises that occurred in their history and which one the psalmist is referring to here. Find out the solution for their problems and learn that it is the same for us today involving trusting God, remembering His character, and obeying His Word.
Tue, May 14, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & Psalm 89:1-18
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 47 secs
When faced with the godless society surrounding us, how can we find stability and peace? Listen to this lesson to hear a psalm that assures us that we can rely on God’s unchanging character which never wavers no matter what is happening. See that the only rock-solid truth in the world is found in God’s Word. Find out about God’s lovingkindness, faithfulness, and loyal love. Hear the three components of the faith-rest drill and the means to use it in your time of need.
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 & 1 Chronicles 17:16-27
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 19 secs
Have you ever wondered if there is a right way to pray to God? Listen to this lesson to learn about a prayer of King David’s which shows us thought-provoking elements of prayer. See the need for confession of our sins in order to cleanse ourselves. Find out the necessity for understanding God’s authority and our role as God’s servant. Consider what posture we should assume when we pray and if the Bible prescribes one. Know that we can bring the promises of God to Him in prayer and ask that they be fulfilled in our lives and the lives of others.
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:8-17 & 1 Chronicles 17:11-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 21 secs
How does God use people who seem utterly insignificant as far as this world is concerned? Listen to this message to hear about David’s background and see that he came from an obscure father who considered David as the least of his children. Find out that the Davidic Covenant God made assures David he will always have a descendant ruling over Jerusalem. Hear many Old Testament prophecies about the covenant’s future fulfillment. Realize that no matter how insignificant we may be, if we trust in Christ as our Savior we can serve God.