NextLevel Online: 1 Samuel

Session 1: Entering 1 Samuel

In Session 1, we start by learning how to enter the Old Testament narrative and read the scriptures well.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Entering Scripture

  • What we are reading –

  • How to read well:




Entering OT Narrative

  • Let the story…

  • Pay close attention to story features.

  • Read each account on multiple levels:

Entering 1 Samuel

  • Times of transition –

  • Good leaders –

  • Learning to live….

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  • What do you actually believe about the Bible? Where did these beliefs come from?

  • How does your current view of Scripture impact the way you read it? Do you see agreement or mismatch when you compare your beliefs about the Bible to your engagement with it?

  • What are some of your favorite stories? What do you love about them?

  • What do you know about 1 Samuel? What are you eager to learn?

  • How do you cope during times of (personal, family, or social) transition?

  • Do you think of yourself as a spiritual leader? Why or why

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.