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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 - October 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.

To view all video Bible studies in the 1st and 2nd Samuel series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

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www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2015-12samuel.xml
 
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:8-17 & 1 Chronicles 17:11-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 39 secs
Why was David blessed with an eternal covenant? Listen to this lesson to learn that David, like Abraham, served God loyally. Hear seven stipulations of the Davidic Covenant and a number of confirmations in the Psalms and the prophets. See a comparison of the many similarities between the Abrahamic and Davidic Covenants and learn that the Davidic Covenant will not be fulfilled until the Second Coming of Christ. After hearing this message we should ask ourselves if we are loyally serving God with our lives.
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:8-17 & 1 Chronicles 17:11-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 49 secs
How can we trust that God will fulfill His promises to us? Listen to this lesson to see that from the beginning of human history God has made covenants with mankind which are legally binding. Learn what the definition of a covenant is and hear about eight biblical covenants. Find out details of the New Covenant and who it applies to and when it will be fulfilled. See the comparison between a Suzerain-vassal covenant and a Royal Grant. Rest in the assurance that God’s promises to us will be fulfilled just as the covenants are being fulfilled.
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 7:1-16 & 1 Chronicles 17:11-14
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 28 secs
What makes Israel different from all other nations? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has covenants with the Jewish people that have specific elements that He has with no other peoples on the earth. Learn that there are at least eight biblical covenants, beginning with three with Gentiles that start in the first chapter of Genesis. Then hear about five covenants with Israel which have elements in them yet to be fulfilled. Find out that the Davidic Covenant refers to the House of David, which is fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ. Then hear Dr. Chris Cone discuss Calvary University and Seminary and its mission to prepare Christians to live the spiritual life and to serve Christ in the church and in the world.
Tue, Jan 08, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:12-23 & 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:6
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 45 secs

What did David learn from his first attempt to bring the ark to Jerusalem? Listen to this lesson to understand that in order to please God things must be done God’s ways. Find out that after a man died after touching the ark, David took time to find out God’s precise directions which He had revealed. Hear the events surrounding the thrilling arrival of the ark in Jerusalem as it was honored as God’s dwelling place. This should make us ask ourselves whether we are submitting to the authority of God in our lives or whether we are trying to do things our way as we submit to our sin natures.

Dr. Dean mentioned a book entitled A Harmony of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles during this Bible study.

Tue, Jan 01, 2019
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 32 secs
What does the New Testament say about how Christians are supposed to worship? Listen to this lesson to learn that not as much is said about worship as is found in the Old Testament. Hear the Greek words that are used for worship. Learn that Jesus lived on this earth at a time when the Jews were apostate but He made a habit of attending synagogue and the Temple. Hear how he warned people against worshiping in a way to gain approval from others rather than to praise God. Learn nine aspects of biblical worship for believers as a summary of this mini-series.
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
Passage: Ezekiel & Ezra
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 4 secs
How did the Jews worship God during the times they were under discipline and out of the land? Listen to this lesson to hear about what happened during the times of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Ezra. Hear the part Cyrus, the King of Persia, played in this. Find out the mindset of the prayers of confession as they acknowledged why they were being disciplined and the decisions they realized they needed to make. Hear about the inter-testamental period and how they became zealous for the Law. Believers can follow the principles of the patterns of worship the Jews followed which involved organization and structure.
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 51 secs

What happens in a country when the Word of God is no longer taught or considered important? Listen to this lesson to hear about Israel’s history over a period of years when they neglected God’s Word. Find out about a series of evil kings who brought chaos to their country and then a few kings who brought God’s revelation back to the people and restored biblical worship for a period of time. See that idolatry, which is worshiping anything more than God, takes over and that all of us are susceptible when we neglect God’s Word.

There are several Worship-related series available on the Dean Bible Ministries website. Click on the following links to go to the series that interests you:

Tue, Nov 27, 2018
Passage: Psalm 66 & Psalm 103
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 35 secs
Does your life revolve around God or do you only dwell on Him occasionally when you’re at church? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible teaches us to have a divine-centered mental attitude throughout the hours of our days. See that we praise and glorify God by telling others what He has done and is doing for us. By hearing about His divine attributes from us, others will be encouraged to see how God is intervening in their lives and solving their problems. Be encouraged to live intentionally, managing your time as you walk by means of the Spirit.
Tue, Nov 20, 2018
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 22 secs
Where can we learn how to praise God? Listen to this lesson to see that the Book of Psalms is a songbook filled with praise to God. See that our praise must be based on biblical truth and not on human emotion. Our thanksgiving and praise should be a response to God that must come from what we have learned from the Word of God. Find out the difference between thanksgiving and praise. Recognize that we are the ones who need God and should tell others about Him and all He has done for us.
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
Passage: Exodus 25-31
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 47 secs
Why should we bother to learn about Old Testament priests, required sacrifices, and the yearly calendar of festivals? Listen to this lesson to learn that worship in the Old Testament was meant to teach about the important doctrines, such as redemption and sanctification so in the Church Age it gives us a deeper understanding. See the difference between ritual forgiveness and real forgiveness and its application to us today. See how the yearly religious calendar helped to keep the people focused on the importance of their spiritual life, which is a reminder of our need to focus on our spiritual life.