1–2 Samuel: A 12-Week Study

By Ryan Kelly, General Editor J. I. Packer, Series edited by Dane C. Ortlund, Lane T. Dennis

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The books of 1–2 Samuel show God’s continued care for his people in providing them with a king and establishing a center of worship for Israel. Through the transfer of power from Samuel to Saul to David, God reveals his providential guidance.

Walking readers through these important books chronicling the history of ancient Israel, this study guide points to God’s power, control, patience, salvation, and righteous judgment as he brings about his purposes in surprising and seemingly upside-down ways.

Part of the Knowing the Bible series.

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Author:

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is the pastor for preaching at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and serves as a council member for the Gospel Coalition. Ryan and his wife, Sarah, have four children.

Product Details

Category: Bible Studies & Devotionals
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 96
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 5.88 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5374-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5374-5
ISBN-UPC: 9781433553745
Case Quantity: 10
Published: March 31, 2018

Table of Contents

Series Preface: J. I. Packer and Lane T. Dennis Week 1: Overview
Week 2: New Beginnings: Hannah, Eli, and Samuel (1 Samuel 1–3)
Week 3: Israel Defeated, God Defeating (1 Samuel 4–7)
Week 4: Saul’s Rise, Then Rejection (1 Samuel 8–15)
Week 5: David’s Rise, Saul’s Resentment (1 Samuel 16–20)
Week 6: Saul’s Pursuit, David’s Protection (1 Samuel 21–26)
Week 7: Saul’s Undoing, David’s Deliverance (1 Samuel 27–2 Samuel 1)
Week 8: David’s Kingdom Established and Ensured (2 Samuel 2–10)
Week 9: David’s Great Sin and Its Consequences (2 Samuel 11–14)
Week 10: Absalom’s Rebellion, David’s Restoration (2 Samuel 15–20)
Week 11: Summary Snapshots of the Davidic Kingdom (2 Samuel 21–24)
Week 12: Summary and Conclusion

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R. Kent HughesSenior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois

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Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

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“What a gift to earnest, Bible-loving, Bible-searching believers! The organization and structure of the Bible study format presented through the Knowing the Bible series is so well conceived. Students of the Word are led to understand the content of passages through perceptive, guided questions, and they are given rich insights and application all along the way in the brief but illuminating sections that conclude each study. What potential growth in depth and breadth of understanding these studies offer. One can only pray that vast numbers of believers will discover more of God and the beauty of his Word through these rich studies.”
Bruce A. Ware, T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary