Israel’s History

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Providence and the Way of Love and Envy

1 Samuel 18:1-30

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson continues his exposition of David's life by discussing additional parallels between the future king's life and the work of the Messiah.

The Outlaw: Fleeing Yet Singing

1 Samuel 19:1-24 Psalm 59

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the flight of David from Saul and describes how the circumstances are reflected inwardly in one of David's psalms.

The Mastering Passion of Jonathan’s Love

1 Samuel 20:11-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on the love and loyalty of Jonathan, David's friend.

The Declension of David

1 Samuel 21:1-15

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson explains how David began to move out of God's will even before becoming king of Israel.

David the Outcast

1 Samuel 22:1-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds God's sovereign plan of history in using David as a type of the rejected Messiah, Jesus Christ.

The Rock of Escape

1 Samuel 23:1-29

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson describes God's providence in dealing with trials when David was told to fight against the Philistines.

David Subduing Saul by Subduing Himself

1 Samuel 24:1-22

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds David's encounter with King Saul while hiding from him in the cave.

David and Abigail

1 Samuel 25:1-44

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the rich metaphor of David's encounter with Nabal and his wife, Abigail. Dr. Johnson gives practical application of how the believer must react to the world according to God's promises.

The Frailty of the Man After God’s Own Heart

1 Samuel 27:1-12

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson describes David's spiritual decline after the encounter with Nabal. Dr. Johnson explains how David's gradual unbelief made his faith his greatest weakness.

Saul, Samuel and the Witch of En-Dor

1 Samuel 28:1-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson exponds the fallen King Saul's visit to the Medium.