1 Samuel

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The Calling of David

1 Samuel 16:1-11

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson conducts a short series of lectures on the life of David. This study is more topical and scholarly, and serves as a complement to his devotional series, Lessons from the Life of David. The first lecture focuses on Samuel's selection of David from the sons of Jesse.

David and Goliath

1 Samuel 17:1-58

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson continues his series on the life of David, commenting on the confrontation between David and Goliath as a prophetic metaphor of the struggle between Christ and Satan.

David and Jonathan

1 Samuel 18:1-20:42

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses the relationship of David and Jonath

Declension of David

1 Samuel 21:1-15

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses the struggles David had with his sin nature in spite of his special anointing by God.

David in Rejection

1 Samuel 22:1-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson provides penetrating commentary into the true state of David's faith while fleeing from Saul.

David and Abigail

1 Samuel 25:1-44

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses the practical lessons of David and Abigail, and how God uses fellow believers to save Christians even when they are in an unhealthy spritiual condition.

David Spares Saul’s Life Again

1 Samuel 26:1-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on David's refusal to take on God's perogative and his willingness to wait on God's providence.

David’s Wanderings and Restoration

1 Samuel 29:1-30:31

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on the challenges of David while he lives outside of God's will. Dr. Johnson also explains how David still learns about God's discipline even while not fully in fellowship with him.

Israel’s Divinely Determined King

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson introduces a series on the life of David, the Israelite king. Dr. Johnson demonstrates from the boy David's anointing how God's choice is a sharp contrast to human standards.

The Tragic Fruits of Disobedience

1 Samuel 16:14-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on the decline of King Saul. Dr. Johnson also shares his thoughts about Christian music in reference to young David's ministry to the tormented Israelite king.

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