2. - How important is our faith to God?
- Are the trials in life meant to build our faith?
1 Peter 1:6-7
- Why did God have the story written?
3. Romans 15:4
For whatever things were written before
were written for our learning, that we
through the patience and comfort of the
Scriptures might have hope.
4. - Are the scriptures teaching us?
- What is the objective of our learning?
- Is it to have hope?
5. - Why did God give Israel the Promised Land?
- Was it because of them or God's promise to Abraham?
- Why Moses didn't enter the Promised Land?
- Did he doubted too?
6. Deuteronomy 32:48-52
Then the LORD spoke to Moses that very same day,
saying: “Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount
Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, across from
Jericho; view the land of Canaan, which I give to the
children of Israel as a possession; and die on the
mountain which you ascend, and be gathered to your
people, just as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor
and was gathered to his people;
7. Deuteronomy 32:48-52
because you trespassed against Me among the
children of Israel at the waters of Meribah Kadesh,
in the Wilderness of Zin, because you did not hallow
Me in the midst of the children of Israel. Yet you
shall see the land before you, though you shall not
go there, into the land which I am giving to the
children of Israel.
8. - Did Moses misrepresent God?
- Was God judgment on Moses necessary?
9. - Is there a greater responsibility with authority?
- What were the limits of the Promised Land?
10. Joshua 1:1-4
After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it
came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of
Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: “Moses My servant is
dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you
and all this people, to the land which I am giving to
them—the children of Israel. Every place that the sole
of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said
to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far
as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of
the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going
down of the sun, shall be your territory.
11. - Did Israel succeed in taking over the land?
12. Joshua 11:23
So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that
the LORD had said to Moses; and Joshua gave it as
an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions
by their tribes. Then the land rested from war.
13. - Was God faithful to the promise?
- Did Israel keep his part of the covenant with God?
14. Judges 2:1-4
Then the Angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to
Bochim, and said: “I led you up from Egypt and brought
you to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and I
said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you. And you
shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land;
you shall tear down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed
My voice. Why have you done this? Therefore I also said,
‘I will not drive them out before you; but they shall be
thorns in your side, and their gods shall be a snare to
you.’” So it was, when the Angel of the LORD spoke these
words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted
up their voices and wept.
15. - Why did the children of Israel wept?
- Were they sorry for their sins or its consequences?
16. Judges 2:6-13
And when Joshua had dismissed the people, the
children of Israel went each to his own inheritance to
possess the land. So the people served the LORD all
the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who
outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of
the LORD which He had done for Israel. Now Joshua
the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died when
he was one hundred and ten years old. And they
buried him within the border of his inheritance at
Timnath Heres, in the mountains of Ephraim, on the
north side of Mount Gaash.
17. Judges 2:6-13
When all that generation had been gathered to their
fathers, another generation arose after them who did
not know the LORD nor the work which He had done
for Israel. Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight
of the LORD, and served the Baals; and they forsook the
LORD God of their fathers, who had brought them out
of the land of Egypt; and they followed other gods from
among the gods of the people who were all around
them, and they bowed down to them; and they
provoked the LORD to anger. They forsook the LORD
and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.
18. - What happened after Joshua died?
- How many generations after he died?
- Why the tendency to go astray?
- Do we have to tell the story?
19. Judges 3:5-11
Thus the children of Israel dwelt among the
Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites,
the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And they took their
daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters
to their sons; and they served their gods. So the
children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD.
They forgot the LORD their God, and served the Baals
and Asherahs. Therefore the anger of the LORD was
hot against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of
Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia;
20. Judges 3:5-11
and the children of Israel served Cushan-Rishathaim
eight years. When the children of Israel cried out to the
LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for the children of
Israel, who delivered them: Othniel the son of Kenaz,
Caleb’s younger brother. The Spirit of the LORD came
upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war,
and the LORD delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of
Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed
over Cushan-Rishathaim. So the land had rest for forty
years. Then Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
21. - What were the consequences of Israel sin?
- What happened when they cried out to God?
- Did He listen?
- Is He merciful?
22. - Who did He raise as a deliverer?
- Caleb's nephew? Why Othoniel believes?
- Was he aware of the story?
- What was the result of his faith?
40 yrs. Of rest
23. 1 Samuel 8:1-6
Now it came to pass when Samuel was old that he
made his sons judges over Israel. The name of his
firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah;
they were judges in Beersheba. But his sons did not
walk in his ways; they turned aside after dishonest gain,
took bribes, and perverted justice. Then all the elders
of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at
Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your
sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to
judge us like all the nations.” But the thing displeased
Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So
Samuel prayed to the LORD.
24. - Why Israel didn't have a King?
- Wasn't God supposed to be their King?
- Who were the judges and what did they do?
- Why did Israel ask for a human King?
Were they looking to the other nations as a model to follow?
25. 1 Samuel 8:7-9
And the LORD said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the
people in all that they say to you; for they have not
rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should
not reign over them. According to all the works which
they have done since the day that I brought them up
out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have
forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing
to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However,
you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the
behavior of the king who will reign over them.’
26. - Who was being rejected? Samuel or God?
- What happens when we reject the appointed
authority of God?
- Did God warn Israel of their choice?
27. 1 Samuel 10:17-24
Then Samuel called the people together to the LORD at
Mizpah, and said to the children of Israel, “Thus says
the LORD God of Israel: ‘I brought up Israel out of
Egypt, and delivered you from the hand of the
Egyptians and from the hand of all kingdoms and from
those who oppressed you.’ But you have today
rejected your God, who Himself saved you from all
your adversities and your tribulations; and you have
said to Him, ‘No, set a king over us!’ Now therefore,
present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and
by your clans.”
28. 1 Samuel 10:17-24
And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to
come near, the tribe of Benjamin was chosen. When
he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by
their families, the family of Matri was chosen. And Saul
the son of Kish was chosen. But when they sought him,
he could not be found. Therefore they inquired of the
LORD further, “Has the man come here yet?” And the
LORD answered, “There he is, hidden among the
equipment.” So they ran and brought him from there;
29. 1 Samuel 10:17-24
and when he stood among the people, he was taller
than any of the people from his shoulders upward. And
Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom
the LORD has chosen, that there is no one like him
among all the people?”
30. - Who chose the King? Men or God?
- Is not God sovereign and in control?
- Why was Saul hiding?
- Did God revealed it to him and he was afraid?
31. 1 Samuel 15:1-3
Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to
anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now
therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD.
Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for
what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the
way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack
Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do
not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant
and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”
32. - Why did God declare the destruction of Amalek?
- Can we understand what God do?
- Aren’t the wages of sin death?
- Did God have the right?
- What did Saul do?
33. 1 Samuel 15:10-15
Now the word of the LORD came to Samuel, saying,
“I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he
has turned back from following Me, and has not
performed My commandments.” And it grieved
Samuel, and he cried out to the LORD all night. So
when Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul,
it was told Samuel, saying, “Saul went to Carmel, and
indeed, he set up a monument for himself; and he
has gone on around, passed by, and gone down to
34. 1 Samuel 15:10-15
Then Samuel went to Saul, and Saul said to him,
“Blessed are you of the LORD! I have performed the
commandment of the LORD.” But Samuel said, “What
then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the
lowing of the oxen which I hear?” And Saul said,
“They have brought them from the Amalekites; for
the people spared the best of the sheep and the oxen,
to sacrifice to the LORD your God; and the rest we
have utterly destroyed.”
35. - Why did God regret His decision to make Saul King?
- Didn't He know what was going to happen?
- Did He give the opportunity to Saul?
36. - Why did he set a monument for himself in Carmel?
- Did Saul heart changed after he was made king?
- What did Saul say to Samuel? I have performed...
- And when asked about the animals? The people spared...
37. 1 Samuel 15:16-23
Then Samuel said to Saul, “Be quiet! And I will tell you
what the LORD said to me last night.” And he said to
him, “Speak on.” So Samuel said, “When you were little
in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of
Israel? And did not the LORD anoint you king over
Israel? Now the LORD sent you on a mission, and said,
‘Go, and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites,
and fight against them until they are consumed.’ Why
then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Why did
you swoop down on the spoil, and do evil in the sight of
38. 1 Samuel 15:16-23
And Saul said to Samuel, “But I have obeyed the voice
of the LORD, and gone on the mission on which the
LORD sent me, and brought back Agag king of Amalek;
I have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people
took of the plunder, sheep and oxen, the best of the
things which should have been utterly destroyed, to
sacrifice to the LORD your God in Gilgal.”
39. 1 Samuel 15:16-23
So Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in
burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice
of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the
sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and
idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the
LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.”
40. - Was he justifying himself before Samuel?
- Did Saul kill the king of Amalek?
- Were the sacrifices more important
than obedience to His word?
- Why were the sacrifices to the God of Samuel?
- Who is Saul's God?
41. 1 Samuel 15:24-31
Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have
transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your
words, because I feared the people and obeyed their
voice. Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and
return with me, that I may worship the LORD.” But
Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you, for you
have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has
rejected you from being king over Israel.” And as
Samuel turned around to go away, Saul seized the
edge of his robe, and it tore. So Samuel said to him,
42. 1 Samuel 15:24-31
“The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you
today, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is
better than you. And also the Strength of Israel will not
lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should
relent.” Then he said, “I have sinned; yet honor me
now, please, before the elders of my people and
before Israel, and return with me, that I may worship
the LORD your God.” So Samuel turned back after
Saul, and Saul worshiped the LORD.
43. - Who was Saul asking forgiveness from? Samuel or God?
- Was it more important for Saul to be recognized
before the people than before God?
- Where were Saul's eyes set upon?
44. - Was there fear of men in Saul’s heart?
- Did Saul know God? Did he believe Him?
- Did he have any spiritual foundation?
- Who takes away kings?
45. 1 Samuel 15:35 & 16:1-13
And Samuel went no more to see Saul until the day of
his death. Nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul, and
the LORD regretted that He had made Saul king over
Israel. Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will
you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from
reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I
am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have
provided Myself a king among his sons.”
And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he
will kill me.”
But the LORD said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I
have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’
46. 1 Samuel 15:35 & 16:1-13
Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you
what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I
name to you.” So Samuel did what the LORD said, and
went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town
trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come
peaceably?” And he said, “Peaceably; I have come to
sacrifice to the LORD. Sanctify yourselves, and come
with me to the sacrifice.” Then he consecrated Jesse
and his sons, and invited them to the sacrifice. So it
was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said,
“Surely the LORD’s anointed is before Him!”
47. 1 Samuel 15:35 & 16:1-13
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his
appearance or at his physical stature, because I have
refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees;
for man looks at the outward appearance, but the
LORD looks at the heart.” So Jesse called Abinadab,
and made him pass before Samuel. And he said,
“Neither has the LORD chosen this one.” Then Jesse
made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the
LORD chosen this one.” Thus Jesse made seven of his
sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse,
“The LORD has not chosen these.”
48. 1 Samuel 15:35 & 16:1-13
And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men
here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest,
and there he is, keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said
to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down
till he comes here.” So he sent and brought him in.
Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-
looking. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this
is the one!” Then Samuel took the horn of oil and
anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the
Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day
forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
49. - Why did Samuel cry for Saul? What is God’s response?
- Did the elders fear Samuel or His Authority?
- What happens when Samuel sees the first child?
- Do we see as God does?
- What is God looking at?
50. - Was Samuel careful in waiting the word of the Lord?
- What is the meaning of the anointing with oil?
- Can we accomplish anything without His Spirit?
- Who did God choose? Why?
- This time, whose initiative it is? Gods
- Is it important to follow God’s commands?
51. 1 Samuel 13:13-14
And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly.
You have not kept the commandment of the LORD
your God, which He commanded you. For now the
LORD would have established your kingdom over
Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not
continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man
after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded
him to be commander over His people, because you
have not kept what the LORD commanded you.”
52. - How did God choose the new man?
- How is our heart?
- What does it mean to have a heart after Gods?
53. WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY?
- The purpose of scripture is to teach us and give us hope.
- Before the promised land, we must pass through the desert,
where God tries and judge us.
- God is faithful to His promises, but our fallen nature
takes us away from Him.
- We should seek and follow God, instead of raised leaders
on whom we attempt to place our responsibility.
- It is much better to fear and obey God than fear men.
- God sees our hearts,
and not the outward appearance of man.
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