Entering 1 Samuel
In Session 1, we start by learning how to enter the Old Testament narrative and read the scriptures well.
Hannah’s Child and Israel’s God (1 Samuel 1)
Session 2 covers the story of Hannah and how it parallels the story of Israel.
Hannah’s Song and Eli’s Sons (1 Samuel 2)
Session 3 covers Hannah’s Song and Eli’s Sons.
Samuel Hears the LORD (1 Samuel 3)
Session 4, what authorizes anyone to speak on behalf of God?
Adventures of the Ark (1 Samuel 4-7)
Session 5 covers the Battle of Aphek to the Battle of Ebenezer. God blesses all who repent.
Israel Asks for a King (1 Samuel 8)
In this session we learn four things about God and four things about sin.
Israel's First King (1 Samuel 9-13)
In this session, God and Samuel crown Saul king. Samuel delivers Israel but Saul disobeys Samuel and God.
Saul Pursues David (1 Samuel 18-31)
Session 11 covers 1 Samuel 18-31, from David's rise to Saul's end.
Abigail’s Intervention (1 Samuel 25)
In Session 12, we read Abigail’s story and discuss the critical participation of women in God’s redemptive mission.
Saul and the Witch of Endor (1 Samuel 28)
This session gives us details that drive home Saul’s depravity and Samuel's response.