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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 1

The Life of Samuel

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ID: 109011 • December 8, 2021

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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Introducing 1 Samuel

1 Samuel 1:1–2 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:42 ID: 3340

“Only Her Lips Moved”

1 Samuel 1:3–18 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:19 ID: 3342

May the Lord Establish His Word

1 Samuel 1:19–28 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:01 ID: 3343

Hannah’s Prayer

1 Samuel 2:1–10 Sermon Includes Transcript 43:23 ID: 3350

Consecration vs. Corruption

1 Samuel 2:11–26 Sermon Includes Transcript 40:52 ID: 3351

Mercy and Judgment

1 Samuel 2:27–36 Sermon Includes Transcript 30:33 ID: 3352

The Word of the Lord

1 Samuel 3:1–14 Sermon Includes Transcript 40:42 ID: 3353

Speak, Lord!

1 Samuel 3:15–21 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:54 ID: 3354

Misplaced Faith

1 Samuel 4:1–11 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:11 ID: 3355

That’s Not Normal!

1 Samuel 4:12–22 Sermon Includes Transcript 43:18 ID: 3356

The Heavy Hand of God

1 Samuel 5:1–12 Sermon Includes Transcript 39:23 ID: 3365

The Ark Is Returned

1 Samuel 6:1–21 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:12 ID: 3366

Samuel’s Solid Leadership

1 Samuel 7:1–11 Sermon Includes Transcript 40:15 ID: 3367

A Lamb, a Stone, and an Altar

1 Samuel 7:8–17 Sermon Includes Transcript 35:45 ID: 3368