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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 2

Saul, Israel’s First King

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ID: 109012 • December 6, 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 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.

Sermons in this Series
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“Give Us a King”

1 Samuel 8:1–22 Sermon Includes Transcript 44:55 ID: 3370

The Donkeys and the King

1 Samuel 9:1–27 Sermon Includes Transcript 43:55 ID: 3371

The Matter of the Kingdom

1 Samuel 10:1–27 Sermon Includes Transcript 45:33 ID: 3373

Saul Steps Up! — Part One

1 Samuel 10:25–27, 1 Samuel 11:1–4 Sermon Includes Transcript 42:40 ID: 3375

Saul Steps Up! — Part Two

1 Samuel 11:5–15 Sermon Includes Transcript 31:57 ID: 3376

A People for Himself

1 Samuel 12:1–25 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:45 ID: 3377

Saul’s Folly

1 Samuel 13:1–23 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:24 ID: 3378

“The Lord Saved Israel”

1 Samuel 14:1–23 Sermon Includes Transcript 46:09 ID: 3379

A Taste of Honey

1 Samuel 14:24–52 Sermon Includes Transcript 43:34 ID: 3386

Mission Terrible

1 Samuel 15:1–3 Sermon Includes Transcript 41:50 ID: 3387

A Monumental Collapse — Part One

1 Samuel 15:1–35 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:52 ID: 3388

A Monumental Collapse — Part Two

1 Samuel 15:1–35 Sermon Includes Transcript 41:59 ID: 3389