The Book of Samuel

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Instructor: Multiple Instructors-SAM
Lessons: 3
Discipline: Old Testament
Course Group: Historical Books
The book of Samuel reports Israel's history from the birth of Samuel through the reign of King David. It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of this century in the development of God's kingdom. When the prophet Samuel was born, Israel was in disarray under the failing leadership of the Judges and Levites. But by the time David delivered his last words, God had made an everlasting covenant with him and established David's house as the permanent dynasty over his people. How did this transformation take place? And what does it mean for us today?

Course Goals:

    Course Goals:
    • Introduce the background, purpose and design of the book of Samuel
    • Examine the primary events in the lives of Samuel, Saul and David as portrayed in the book of Samuel
    • Explore the original meaning and Christian application of the book of Samuel

104 min.

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Samuel

Introduces the book of Samuel, including why and under what circumstances the book was written and how it applies to Christians today.
120 min.

Lesson 2: Samuel and Saul

Examines Samuel's role in Israel's prelude to kingship and Saul's failed kingship before the establishment of David as Israel's king.
124 min.

Lesson 3: King David

Follows David's kingship from his earlier years to his death and reveals the ongoing blessings offered to Israel through the righteous rule of David's house.