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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - December 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.

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Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:15-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 56 mins 38 secs
When does the baby in the womb have a human soul? Listen to 10 points in this message that tell us where this issue is mentioned in the Scriptures. See that God is intimately involved in the formation of the baby in the womb, but it is not until the child’s birth that God breathes life into him. Understand that because of God’s involvement, every human being is valuable and important.
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:15-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 42 secs
What does the Bible really teach about the pro-life/anti-abortion issue? Listen to this lesson to begin a study of how these movements began and grew over the years. Hear what positions ancient Judaism and the early church held on the question of when life begins. Find out if a couple create soul life in their infant or if God must breathe life into each individual. Be prepared to continue this study of how the Bible defines the parameters of life in coming weeks.
Tue, Nov 26, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:15-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 12 secs
Do infants who die go to Heaven? Listen to this lesson to learn about David’s grief when his newborn son was near death. Hear about the confidence he expressed when told of the baby’s death, that he would see the child again after his own death. Contrast that with his reactions when others who were adults died. Learn whether young children whose parents are raptured are also raptured. Rely on the character of God to answer questions you have in this area.
Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:7-13 & Psalm 32:1-11
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 53 secs
Are you filled with joy and gratitude over being forgiven when you confess your sins? Listen to this message to hear a thought-provoking lesson on the importance of confessing our sins so we can continue growing to spiritual maturity. Learn about King David’s refusal to confess his sins quickly in Psalm 32 and the lessons he learned. Find out three messages that apply to all of us when we sin. Understand there may still be consequences but once we confess, our burden is removed. Let this psalm challenge you to keep short accounts with God by having no unconfessed sin in your life.
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:7-13 & Psalm 51:10-19
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 4 secs
Do you have joy and gladness in your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that when David sinned he had lost the happiness he usually had in the Lord and felt sorrow and guilt. See what David wanted to do after God forgave those sins so others could enjoy the same deliverance from God. Find out what God wants from us when we sin and what He does not want.
Tue, Oct 15, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:7-13 & Psalm 51:5-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 57 secs
Does the Holy Spirit control the thinking of a believer? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Holy Spirit never overrides our volition by controlling us. Instead He influences our thinking when we are walking by means of the Spirit. Continue in the study of David’s confession of his sin in Psalm 51. Find out what God desires of us and see nine positive and two negative requests David makes of God. Take time to appreciate God’s gracious gift of forgiveness when we acknowledge our sins to Him.
Tue, Oct 08, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:7-13 & Psalm 51:1-6
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 40 secs
Do we sin because we’re sinners or are we sinners because we sin? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us are born sinners and the sins we commit come from our sin nature. Hear how David in Psalm 51 discussed his thoughts about his sin which included deep depression and physical suffering. Find out the biblical meaning of sin through the words that David uses in the psalm and see that he appealed to God’s character as the basis for forgiveness. Recognize that when you sin you need to acknowledge your sin to God so you can be restored to an intimate relationship with Him.
Tue, Oct 01, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:7-13
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 5 secs
Pay to play? Sounds great until the price comes due. Listen to this lesson to learn how David was confronted by the prophet, Nathan, and realized that the sins he had worked so hard to conceal were known. See how he acknowledged his sins and whether or not guilt feelings were needed in order for him to be forgiven. Be reminded that when a believer commits a sin, he needs to admit the sin and God has promised to forgive and restore him to an intimate, dependent relationship with God.
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 11-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 51 secs
What made David throw over all his beliefs and standards in order to commit adultery with Bathsheba? Listen to this lesson to hear the unflinching account of how our lust patterns entice us to sin. Find out how David intensifies his sin through a complex web of deceit that results in ordering the death of Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband. Hear Nathan the prophet’s story reveal God’s displeasure with what David has done and what the punishment will be. Realize that when David admits he has sinned against God, he is forgiven and cleansed just as we can be forgiven when we confess our sins.
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 11-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 34 secs
What can we learn from David’s sins with Bathsheba? Listen to this lesson to hear four main points that apply not only to David but to all believers. See how we are provided with a window into the pathology of sin and our lust pattern trends that motivate us. Find out what two options we have for our thinking. Remember that no matter how we fail, there is always grace and there is hope.