I Samuel Lesson 13: “Victory”
Motivation: 1 Samuel concludes with a resounding victory by David and a crushing defeat for Saul and his three sons. David’s prophecy of 26:10 is fulfilled.
I Samuel Lesson 12: “Respect”
Motivation: In a culture where a “hostile workplace” is a legal case and trolls on the internet spread rumors and hate, the Bible speaks clearly about respect, submission to authority and reconciliation. In David’s actions, we have a clear blueprint for actions to take when faced with an antagonistic authority.
I Samuel Lesson 11: “Protected”
Motivation: God protects us in numerous ways: angels, wisdom, the Holy Spirit and even rules are cited in Scripture as God’s instruments of protection. Sometimes, a friend is used by God to prevent rash actions and to keep us in His will. Such an incident frames this week’s study.
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I Samuel Lesson 10: “Blinded”
Motivation: An Associated Press article earlier this summer was titled: ‘Divided America: Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious’. Within the story a pastor said “Conservative Christians feel under siege.” David certainly had those feelings when being pursued by King Saul. His attitude toward authority may provide some guidance in our day and age.
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I Samuel Lesson 9: “Faithful”
Lesson: 1 Samuel 18:1-5; 20:35-42Motivation: Great relationships are often forged in the heat of great trials. The trials of this passage arose out of Saul’s “driven” nature. David and Jonathan’s friendship arose out of their mutual calling from God.