Israel’s History

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Gideon and the Call of God

Judges 6:11-40

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson begins his exposition of Gideon the Judge by expounding his encounter with the angel of the Lord. Dr. Johnson conveys general themes of the Book of Judges in this introduction.

Gideon’s Three Hundred

Judges 7:1-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on God's selection of Gideon's small band of defenders of Israel.

The Backslider

Judges 8:1-32

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his series on Gideon the judge with commentary on how the servant of God faltered even after his great victory over the Midianites.

Bright Beginning

Judges 13:1-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson begins a series on Samson. Dr. Johnson's introduction includes exposition on the Philistines, Israel's enemy, as well as Samson's special upbringing.

The Providence of God

Judges 14:1-20

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Samson's slaying of the lion in the vineyard. Dr. Johnson also comments on the Nazirite's marriage outside of God's will to a Philistine bride.

God’s Provision and Deliverance from the Philistines

Judges 15:1-20

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson continues his exposition of Samson as "a man with great potential but incomplete realization."

The Danger of Unconscious Decay

Judges 16

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his teachings on Samson with an exposition of the Judge's relationship with Delilah.

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.

David, Goliath and David’s Greater Son

1 Samuel 17:4-11; 28-51

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the account of David and Goliath. The Messianic typology of the event is exposited.