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Many have heard of Robin Hood, the legendary heroic outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Does God overlook disobedience if it’s done for good reasons? Hear the answer as we conclude our study in 1 Samuel on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.

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A Monumental Collapse — Part Two

1 Samuel 15:1-35

Series: A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 2

Sermon Includes Transcript 41:59 ID: 3389

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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 1

The Life of Samuel

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In volume one of this series, Alistair Begg walks us through the life of Samuel, a boy of improbable birth who would grow up to become a key leader during the dawning of Israel’s kingship. Throughout the nation’s early conflicts with the Philistines, Samuel repeatedly pointed them back to God as their source of true salvation—a promise they would ultimately spurn in their search for an earthly king.
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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 2

Saul, Israel’s First King

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In volume two of this series, Alistair Begg examines the reign of Israel’s first king, Saul—a reign that began with dire warnings and reached its low point in Saul’s defiance of God and God’s subsequent rejection of Saul. While King Saul’s downslide paved the way for King David’s rise, it also serves as a stark reminder of the danger of trusting in earthly rulers when our hearts were made to worship at heaven’s throne.
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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 3

David, a Man after God’s Heart

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In volume three of this series, Alistair Begg shifts his focus away from the deteriorating reign of King Saul and onto the dramatic rise of God’s anointed replacement, David. In his journey from shepherd boy to giant-slayer to the king’s son-in-law, David was blessed by the Lord and protected from harm, continuing to do so even when Saul himself began to seek the life of this new threat to his pride and power.
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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 4

Whose Reign Is This?

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In volume four of this series, Alistair Begg follows 1 Samuel’s account of the tense and sometimes bloody conflicts between the jealous King Saul and the clever but deferential David, who would come to inherit Israel’s crown. Constantly on the run and in danger of Saul’s spear, David nevertheless extended mercy and good service to the embattled monarch, even to the day when Saul met his death by his own sword.
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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 5

The King and the Holy City

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In volume five of this series, Alistair Begg looks at the start of David’s earthly reign. After mourning Saul and Jonathan’s deaths, David ascended to his throne, extending love to his enemies and promising faithfulness in return—while his men often did the opposite. Yet even after he established Zion, defeated the Philistines, and returned the ark to Jerusalem, the cracks in his dynasty would soon begin to show.
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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 6

The Davidic Covenant

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In volume six of this series, Alistair Begg turns our attention to the promises of 2 Samuel 7, in which God made a covenant with David to “establish the throne of his kingdom forever.” Alistair helps us see that this chapter’s promises extend far beyond the earthly kingdom of Israel to encompass Revelation’s vision of a great company of nations gathered around God’s throne to worship David’s ultimate heir, Jesus.
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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 7

Great Victories, Terrible Defeat

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In volume seven of this series, Alistair Begg considers the early battles of King David’s reign—both the temporal battles against Israel’s enemies, where David found victory, and his spiritual battle against sexual temptation, where he met unquestionable defeat. Yet even at his lowest point of failure, David discovered the astounding truth made plain in Christ’s atoning death: no one is beyond the reach of God’s grace.
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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 8

God’s Unshakable Kingdom

What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In volume eight of this series, Alistair Begg traces the effects of David’s sin as they spread like ripples throughout his kingdom, culminating in the outright rebellion of his son Absalom. While the insurrection was eventually quelled through God’s providence, this tumultuous period of King David’s reign reminds us of the frailty of all earthly kingdoms and of the surpassing worth of Christ’s kingly rule.
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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 9

Epilogue

"What does the history of Israel’s kings have to do with the Christian life today? You might be surprised! The Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Samuel trace the development of Israel’s monarchy from its establishment under the prophet Samuel through the reigns of the nation’s first kings, Saul and David. Yet as memorable as these stories may be, an even greater story lies at their heart: that of the true King, “great David’s greater Son,” who would one day come to establish His throne and rule in our hearts forever. In the final volume of this series, Alistair Begg unpacks King David’s last words and the final narratives surrounding his turbulent life. From his victories and failures to his mighty men to his heir, Solomon, each facet of David’s life points us yet again to the perfect King and the ultimate victory that will be everything that God’s people have ever longed for—and far more!"

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