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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)

February 2015 - August 2020

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, Mar 17, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37 & Psalm 3:3-8
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 27 secs
Do you struggle with worry and anxiety when facing unexpected troubles? Listen to this lesson to learn the secret to peace, contentment, and joy in your life when everything seems against you. Hear how David recovered from the treachery of his son, Absalom, by remembering who was in control. Instead of slipping into self pity, he began to focus on how God had promised to be his shield and defender whatever happened. We, too, need to remember that nothing takes God by surprise and He has already determined the course of our life so we can relax and trust in His providential care.
Tue, Mar 03, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37 & Psalm 3
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 1 sec
When you’re hit by an avalanche of troubles, do you panic? Listen to this lesson to learn how David handled a situation that looked hopeless in Psalm 3. See how he first poured out his troubles to the Lord and then turned his thinking to an appreciation of God as his Deliverer. Hear about three adversaries we face in the Christian life and the way to handle them. Be challenged to have peace and stability when everything in your life is falling apart as you put your trust in God.
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:13-37
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 12 secs
When facing a crisis, are you wise or foolish? Listen to this lesson to learn about David’s wisdom and humility when he was forced to flee his home and his throne in face of the treachery of his son, Absalom. Find out about the tests he is facing as those who are loyal to David leave with him. See photos and maps of Jerusalem where David had to decide how to care for the people fleeing with him. Learn what David prayed at this time and understand that the only way to handle every crisis in your life is with humility and trust in God’s provision.
Tue, Feb 04, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 51 secs
Tricky politicians are nothing new. Listen to this lesson to hear about Absalom and the methods he used in scheming to become the next king of Israel. Hear the deceitful practices he employed as he ran down his father, David, and played into the hands of the people by telling them what they wanted to hear. Find out that he even used religion as a ruse to get his way. See the contrast between Absalom who acted on the basis of the arrogance of his sin nature and David who confessed his sins and was “a man after God’s own heart.”
Tue, Jan 28, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 14:1-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 40 secs
What causes an individual, family, or nation to implode? Listen to this lesson to hear how a lust for power wreaks havoc in David’s family. See Absalom’s desire to become the next ruler of Israel and how David, who has lost his moral authority, is unable to effectively discipline his son. Learn about the many facets of Joab’s role during this time. Hear the deception of the widow from Tekoa and how Joab’s part is revealed. See the importance of recognizing our own lust patterns so we can apply the wisdom needed to control them.
Tue, Jan 21, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 13:1-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 55 secs
Explore the tragic story in graphic detail of David’s children as they deal with the consequences of sin. Hear about the rape of Tamar by her half-brother Amnon and the two-fold motivation for Absalom’s murder of Amnon. See how this story touches all of our own lives as we deal with our sin natures and the importance of controlling our lusts as a part of personal responsibility.
Tue, Jan 14, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 13:1-20
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 41 secs
What causes us to rush headlong into doing things we know we shouldn’t? Listen to this lesson to learn how everyone is born with a sin nature. Find out about our lusts and lust patterns and how they influence our behavior. Hear eight facts about lusts and biblical examples of those who gave in to these lust patterns. Find out the solution to handle the temptations that come from our sin nature.
Tue, Jan 07, 2020
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:24-31
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 4 secs
Does God have favorites that He loves more than others? Listen to this lesson to learn a wide range of meanings for the words “love” and “hate” and how they refer to nations rather than individuals in some cases. Find out the connection between these people who are said to be loved and the role they have been selected to play in the plan of God to bring the Messiah into the world through the House of David. See that this has nothing to do with their salvation. Complete this section of 2 Samuel by learning how David finally conquers the Ammonites.
Tue, Dec 17, 2019
Passage: 2 Samuel 12:15-23
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 46 secs
How is God involved in the human life found in the womb? Listen to this lesson to learn biblical terms that discuss when God is either directly or indirectly involved in events. Find out if the fact that God is indirectly involved makes it less significant. Find out the part God’s omniscience plays in what happens to the child in the womb, even before the baby has its soul. See a number of Bible passages discussing these subjects and understand that every life has significance and meaning.
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.