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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, Aug 22, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 31:1-13
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 35 secs
Do you trust God on a daily basis or do you wait until you have tried everything you can to help yourself? Listen to this lesson to learn about the example of Saul’s sin unto death in contrast to David’s life. Hear the principles of grace orientation and see how God treats us in grace so we should treat others in the same way. Find out Saul’s last words compared to David’s last words. Learn from Saul’s miserable death, which was the consequence of repeatedly rebelling against God.
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 30:1-31
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 37 secs
Have you ever been involved with bitter people or even become bitter yourself? Listen to this lesson to learn how bitterness can destroy your ability to handle the stresses of life. See how when David faced bitter people he strengthened himself in God by remembering God’s goodness and help in times past. Find out how this incident in David’s life is a picture of how Christ rescues us. Learn from David’s attitude after he defeated the Amalekites the importance of being gracious and fair to those you are around.
Tue, Aug 01, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 28:6-25
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 43 secs
How can we trust God when everything is going wrong in our lives? Listen to this lesson to see that we need to take the time to study the truth of God’s Word to be prepared for the difficult times. See that Saul is determined to make God guide him but he goes about it in a wrong way. Hear what a necromancer does and why Saul hoped to get some help from her. Find out if the woman was responsible for bringing Samuel back from the dead. Learn three reasons why Samuel was brought forward. Be reminded that our role is to orient to God’s ways and not to try to make God orient to ours.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 28:3-8
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 53 mins 40 secs
How should believers handle their fears? Listen to this lesson to learn there is a right and a wrong way. See that Saul chose the wrong way and turned to the occult which was forbidden. Find out that the emotion of fear is basic to our sin nature and is the first emotion mentioned in the Bible. Hear principles on fear that teach us how to handle our fears in wisdom. Instead of listening to our fears, we should base our actions on what the Word of God says.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 28:3-8
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 32 secs
Can Christians become involved in the occult world? Listen to this lesson to learn about mediums and spiritists and the many synonyms for the demonic creatures. See that seeking answers from the dead carries the death penalty from God. Hear a list of the deeds of the spirit world that God forbids. Hear about two kinds of idolatry and how all of us are drawn to it to some degree. Learn that the ultimate issue is to get our answers from God’s revealed Word only.
Tue, Jul 11, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 30:1-18
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 2 secs
When troubles come in the lives of believers they face two choices. Are they going to take matters in their own hands or are they going to trust God? Listen to this lesson to see how David handled severe testing. Hear his prayers in the Psalms where he saw God as his deliverer. Learn the history of the Amalekites and who God had commanded to destroy them completely. Today we face the same options when we have problems in our lives and need to realize God is protecting us.
Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Passage: Psalm 143:1-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 8 secs
When we’re in a period of deep mourning we should turn to Psalms for ways to pray and seek comfort from God. Listen to this lesson to hear one of David’s psalms that demonstrates this. Focusing on God’s truth gives us the stability we desperately need in difficult times. Find out that we need to remember God has poured out His grace on people from the beginning. This requires us to have learned the content of the Word of God before troubles come.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 29:1-11
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 27 secs
Wouldn’t it be great to know you are always under strong protection? Listen to this lesson to hear how David was being helped by the providence of God working behind the scenes. See that all believers have the assurance that God is taking care of them. Learn that David’s deception of Achish was a kind of wisdom we need when living in a pagan environment. Take comfort in knowing God is intimately involved in the oversight of His creation.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 22 secs
How can we know the decisions we make are the right ones? Listen to this lesson to hear about David’s choices and how God was guiding him. Hear reasons why David moved to Gath and see if he was loyal to Achish rather than Israel. Understand why God had commanded Israel to destroy the Amalekites. Learn about two instances of deception in Scripture which were legitimate.
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 26:17-25 & Psalm 25
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 22 secs
How is David a type of the coming Messiah? Listen to this lesson to learn the parallels between David as a shepherd and Christ as the Good Shepherd. See how Saul pretends remorse but returns to his murderous ways of trying to kill David. Learn how David’s psalms stress God’s righteousness, faithfulness, and loyal love. When we are in a time of difficulty, find out that we should identify the realities of our situation to God and trust Him to solve our problems.