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A Study in 1 and 2 Samuel, Volume 4

Whose Reign Is This?

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ID: 109014 • December 2, 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 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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Interpreting the Bible

1 Samuel 21:1–15 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:08 ID: 3418

King on the Run

1 Samuel 21:1–9 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:13 ID: 3419

How Crazy Is This!

1 Samuel 21:10–15 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:24 ID: 3433

“His Craft and Power Are Great”

1 Samuel 22:1–23 Sermon Includes Transcript 40:25 ID: 3434

A Story of Deliverance

1 Samuel 23:1–29 Sermon Includes Transcript 41:40 ID: 3436

Leaving Matters with God

1 Samuel 24:1–22 Sermon Includes Transcript 39:11 ID: 3437

Who Does David Think He Is!

1 Samuel 25:1–17 Sermon Includes Transcript 35:11 ID: 3438

Restraining Grace

1 Samuel 25:18–44 Sermon Includes Transcript 35:55 ID: 3439

David Spares Saul Again

1 Samuel 26:1–25 Sermon Includes Transcript 41:45 ID: 3440

The Flea Flees

1 Samuel 27:1–12, 1 Samuel 28:1–2 Sermon Includes Transcript 35:32 ID: 3441

Living on Dead-End Street

1 Samuel 28:3–25 Sermon Includes Transcript 44:06 ID: 3442

Saved from Himself

1 Samuel 29:1–11 Sermon Includes Transcript 34:07 ID: 3449

“They Found an Egyptian”

1 Samuel 30:1–31 Sermon Includes Transcript 36:44 ID: 3450

“Under the Tamarisk Tree”

1 Samuel 31:1–13 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:16 ID: 3451