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TIMELINE OF THE BOOKS OF
SAMUEL, KINGS & CHRONICLES

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1Samuel 2Samuel 1Kings 1Kings 2Kings

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1-4 5-10 11-20 21-24 1-11 12-22 1-17 18-25

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2Chronicles
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2Chronicles
10-20

2Chronicles
21-36

Legend: B.C. dates at top of timeline are approximate. Note that 931BC marks the division of the Kingdom into Southern Tribes (Judah and Benjamin) and Ten Northern Tribes. To avoid confusion be aware that after the division of the Kingdom in 931BC, the Southern Kingdom is most often designated in Scripture as "Judah" and the Northern Kingdom as "Israel." Finally, note that 1Chronicles 1-9 is not identified on the timeline because these chapters are records of genealogy.

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Lesson 3: What King Have YOU Insisted On?
Lesson 4: What's YOUR Excuse for Disobedience?
Lesson 5: The Rising Star of David
Lesson 6: Making God Our Refuge
Lesson 7: Walking in the Integrity of God's Heart
Lesson 8: It's Either Truth...or Consequences

Christ in 1 Samuel
A M Hodgkin
Christ in All the Scriptures - Contents

The lawless state of God's people, described in the Book of Judges, is continued in the early part of 1Samuel, and seems to reach its height when the priests were given over to wickedness [ch. 2], [culminating in the loss of] the Ark of the Lord [to] the hands of the Philistines [ch. 4]. We have a solemn lesson of the result of failure in parental discipline, even on the part of good parents. Of the sons of Eli we read: ''The sin of the young men was very great before the Lord,'' and ''Eli restrained them not.'' In the same way, the sons of even righteous Samuel ''walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment'' [1Sam 8:3], until the people of Israel made their behavior the excuse to demand a king. David also seems to have shown an inability to rule his own house, as is evident in the rebellion of both Absalom and Adonijah. Of Adonijah, we read: ''And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so?'' [1Kin 1:6]. David, evidently, had not acted the father's part in chastening his son.

Samuel, Saul, and David stand out as the three central figures of 1 & 2 Samuel.

Samuel's Name.
Samuel himself was a picture of our Saviour. The meaning of his name was one of the perplexities of Hebrew scholarship till the year 1899, when the Twelfth Congress of Orientalists held its meeting at Rome, and Professor Jastrow, of Philadelphia, showed that, in the Assyrian, which is closely allied to the Hebrew tongue, the word sumu means son, and he translated ''Samuel'' as ''son (or offspring) of God.'' Hannah, in the depth and sincerity of her surrender, gave up her first-born son to God utterly [ch. 1].

He was ''God's son'' from the moment of his birth. ''Therefore I have given him to the Lord'' (not ''lent'' as in the A.V.). The word, common to the Babylonian and Hebrew tongues before their separation, becomes a witness to the antiquity of the book. It disappeared from the language of the Israelites so completely that no Jewish student of the Bible, ancient or modern, was able to explain it. But it is evident that it was in common use in Hannah's day; for she wanted every one to know that he was altogether the Lord's own, and she must have chosen a word, therefore, which every one could understand.

The name ''God's son'' takes us a step further. The resemblance between Hannah's Song and that of Mary, the mother of Jesus, [is remarkable]. Mary's Song is not a repetition of Hannah's, yet both see the same vision. It is a vision of the earth's full salvation, and of the Lord's Christ. ''The adversaries of the Lord,'' sings Hannah, ''shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall He thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and He shall give strength unto His King, and exalt the horn of His anointed'' -- that is of His Messiah (1Sam 2:10). ''He hath showed strength with His arm,'' responds Mary: ''He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts... He hath holpen His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy; as He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever'' (Luk 1:51-55).

Hannah's Song, and the name she gave her child, are alike a prophecy of Christ. She has the honor of being the first to use the name ''Messiah.''

The Lord of Hosts.
Another and most majestic Divine title occurs for the first time in the first chapter of this book, and that is ''The Lord of Hosts.'' The Rev. A. Craig Robinson bases upon this fact the following argument:
''The Divine title 'Lord of Hosts' never occurs in the Pentateuch; it occurs for the first time in 1Samuel 1:3. After this, it occurs very frequently, especially in the prophets-- 281 times in all. If the Pentateuch was written by a multitude of writers in the later age, when this title for Jehovah was so much in vogue, how is it that not one of them has in the Pentateuch used this expression even once?''
That Jehovah of Hosts was a title of Christ, we see from comparing Isa 6:1-3 with John 12:41, and Isa 8:13,14 with 1Peter 2:5-8.

Samuel was a type of Christ (Ed: See caveats regarding
Typology - Study of Biblical types) in combining the offices of prophet, priest, and ruler. The Schools of the Prophets founded by him are a foreshadowing of the Lord's service in pouring out His Spirit upon apostles, evangelists, and teachers.

Above all, Samuel was a picture of Christ in his life of prayer and intercession. From the time that God ''called Samuel''-- the story we have loved from childhood [ch. 3] -- his life was one of continual communion. Samuel had access to the ear of God, and his own ear was open to God's voice. He and Moses are God's chosen examples of intercessors. ''Though Moses and Samuel stood before Me, yet My mind could not be toward this people'' (Jer 15:1). Samuel said to the rebellious nation, ''God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you'' [1Sam 12:23]. ''Jesus... ever liveth to make intercession for them'' [Heb 7:25].

A Friend.
In Jonathan we have another picture of Christ, showing the love and friendship of our Heavenly Friend. ''There is a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother'' [Prov 18:24]. He, the King's Son, was not ashamed to own the shepherd lad [as] his friend, and Jesus is not ashamed to call us brethren [Heb 2:11]. ''The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and he loved him as his own soul'' [1Sam 18:1]. Jesus, ''having loved His own which were in the world, loved them to the uttermost'' (John 13:1, R.V. margin).

Jonathan made an everlasting covenant with David (1Sa 18:3; 20:15,16; 23:18): ''He stripped himself of the robe that was on him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.'' So Christ stripped Himself of His glory, and He has covered us with the robe of His righteousness, and has armed and girded us for the fight. Jonathan strengthened David's hands in God (1Sa 23:16), and the Lord says to us, ''My strength is made perfect in weakness'' [2Cor 12:9]. The picture falls short, as all pictures do, of the glorious reality. Jonathan, at the risk of his own life (1Sa 20:33), sought to reconcile his father to David. Christ laid down His life as ''the propitiation for our sins'' (1John 2:2). He is our Mediator, our Advocate with the Father, and has made us sharers of His throne in glory.

The Shepherd King.
Both as Shepherd and as King, David is a type of our Saviour (Ed: See
Typology - Study of Biblical types). In 1Samuel, we have the account of David's long season of preparation for the Kingdom.

The little town of Bethlehem is the birthplace alike of David and of his greater Son. The quiet years of toil with his father's flock remind us of the years spent at Nazareth and in the carpenter's shop. Many of the Psalms recall David's watch over the flock:

''When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers,
the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;
What is man, that Thou are mindful of him?
and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?'' (Psa 8:3,4)

''The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament showeth His handywork...'' (Psa 19:1)

On the same plains round Bethlehem, the shepherds kept watch over their flocks by night, while the star which guided the wise men shown over their heads, when, lo, the angel of the Lord brought them the good tidings of great joy, of the birth, in the city of David, of a Saviour which is Christ the Lord. ''And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men'' [Luke 2]. Those who have watched the sunrise from those plains where David must often have watched it, tell us that no words can describe its magnificence. ''In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun; which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race'' (Psa 19:4,5).

Psalm 23.
In the Shepherd Psalm, David surely describes his own care of the sheep. How often he had led them by still waters, and caused them to lie down in green pastures, and many a time he must have had to lead them down one of the gorges of the wilderness of Judea. This wilderness is fifty miles long, and ten miles broad, with many valleys just such as are described by the [Hebrew] word gay in this Psalm. There are eight different words for valley in Hebrew, but gay signifies a deep, rocky gorge, some of them only two or three feet wide at the bottom, almost as dark as night even in the daytime, because of the steep, rocky sides rising 800 feet high on each side. Here the hyenas stalk the sheep if they get separated from the shepherd. But with his club the shepherd does battle both with wild beast and with wilder Bedaween [sic.], and reassures the sheep with the touch of his staff in the dark valley. More than once David had risked his life, and left the rest of the flock, to rescue one lamb from the mouth of the lion or bear. The good shepherd has always to take his life in his hand and be ready to lay it down. With what confidence David says, ''Jehovah is my Shepherd, I shall not want.'' And the Son of David responds, ''I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep'' [John 10:11]. He leaves the ''ninety and nine'' and goes [into the wilderness] after the one that was lost, until He finds it [Mat 18:11-14].

The Eastern sheep-fold is an enclosure, open to heaven, with a small place of shelter at the back, and enclosed with a rough, stone wall. At one corner, there is a tiny doorway, but every shepherd is himself the door. He sleeps in the doorway to guard the sheep at night. He stands in the doorway as they come home in the evening, and examines every sheep before it goes in. He has a bowl of water for the thirsty sheep, and a bowl of oil for the wounded ones; he anoints with oil those whose heads have been bruised against the rocks. The imagery of the twenty-third Psalm does not change in the middle, as some have thought, to that of an indoor bancquet; the imagery of the shepherd's care is sustained throughout.

The Shepherd and the King were blended in David and in David's Son. A true king must always have the heart of a shepherd. When David saw the Angel of the Lord about to destroy Jerusalem, he cried: ''I it is that have sinned, and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? Let Thine hand be on me... but not on Thy people'' (1Chron 21:17).

''I will set up one Shepherd over them, and He shall feed them, even My Servant David; and He shall be their Shepherd'' (Ezek 34:23). He is --

The Good Shepherd in death. John 10:11. See Psalm 22.
The Great Shepherd in resurrection. Heb 13:20. See Psalm 23.
The Chief Shepherd in glory. 1Peter 5:4. See Psalm 24.

The Old Testament Presents...
Reflections of Christ
Paul R. Van Gorder

1 SAMUEL
The book of 1 Samuel [say: ''First Samuel''] is a book of transition. It outlines the change from the theocracy established under Moses to the monarchy begun under [king] Saul. The book also marks the transition from priests to prophets as the central figure of God's dealing with Israel. First Samuel is really a continuation of the book of Judges, with Ruth as a parenthesis. The key thought is ''choosing a king,'' and the key verse reads, ''Now, therefore, behold the king whom ye have chosen'' (1Sam 12:13).


OUTLINE OF THE BOOK--
Close of the Period of the Judges (1Sam 1-7)
Early life of Samuel (1Sam 1-3)
Judgments on Eli and loss of the Ark (1Sam 4:1-7:2)
Samuel as judge (1Sam 7:3-17)
Beginning of the Monarchy (1Sam 8-31)
Appointment of the first king (1Sam 8-10)
Saul's reign until his rejection (1Sam 11-15)
The fall of Saul and rise of David (1Sam 16-31)


As the book of 1Samuel opens, lawlessness is reaching its height in Israel. The threshold of the book also depicts in symbol the spiritual state of Israel. After first considering the significance of losing the ark of the covenant, we shall see how Samuel and David reflect Christ, and how Saul represents his countertype. (Ed: See caveats regarding
Typology - Study of Biblical types)


THE LOSS OF THE ARK--
Chapter 4 of 1Samuel records the story. The people had forgotten God. The priesthood was corrupted. Eli, the high priest, had no control over his sons, who were also priests. We are told, ''Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord; for men abhorred the offering of the Lord'' (1Sam 2:17). How sad! Men who had no real knowledge of God were in charge of holy things.

To make matters worse, the Philistine armies had moved up against Israel and were defeating them. So the elders of Israel decided to get the ark of the covenant from Shiloh and carry it into battle. They reasoned this way: ''It may save us out of the hand of our enemies'' (1Sam 4:3). The ark symbolized God's presence with His people. But Israel failed to distinguish between having 'a form of godliness' and knowing God's presence in their midst. Not only was Israel defeated in the battle with the Philistines, but that heathen people also killed the two sons of Eli and captured the ark. Ungodly men cannot preserve the power of true faith. They turn the most holy things into ridicule. Furthermore, the Lord will not protect empty ritual when the Spirit is gone. Sin always brings defeat.

But let's get back to the primary thought of these studies. Perhaps someone is asking, ''Where in this book of apostasy, sin, and defeat do we see the Lord Jesus?'' First Samuel is really a biography of three men: Samuel, Saul and David. We shall consider each of them, probing to see how the Lord Jesus is pictured either by comparison or contrast.


SAMUEL--
The Lord Jesus is pictured often in the life of Samuel. During that period when Eli and his licentious sons occupied the office of the priesthood, a glimmer of hope came to the land in the person of a praying mother [1Samuel 1]. Take note of the fact that conditions in Israel just prior to our Lord's first coming were similar. To Hannah was born a son whom she called ''Samuel.'' That name means ''heard of God'' or ''sons of God.'' Read again Hannah's prayer in the first ten verses of 1Samuel 2. This prayer was prophetic, looking forward to a day of deliverance. An interesting parallel can be observed in the prayer of Hannah and Mary's prayer, the Magnificat, recorded in Luke 1:46-55.

Similarities between Christ and Samuel may be seen in the growth of Samuel, his acceptance as prophet and priest, and his place as a ruler. Samuel's activity was terminated when the people, demanding a king, rejected him (1Sam 8:7).


SAUL--
The people did not want Samuel as their judge and ruler; consequently, God let them have a king of their choosing. By comparison, how pertinent are these words of our Lord: ''I am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive'' (John 5:43).

So, Saul was chosen king over Israel. He was head and shoulders above other men. He made an awesome sight as he stood among the people. The ''morning'' of Saul's life was calm and bright. How wonderful if he would have said something like, ''Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee!'' ...But no.
''There is a line by us unseen
But crosses every path,
The hidden boundary between
God's patience and His wrath.''
Saul had crossed that line. Consequently, the ''midday'' of his life was cloudy and threatening. His ''afternoon'' was cold and dark; his ''evening'' was terrifying with the thunderstorms of despair and suicidal blackness.

Much about Saul suggests Satan's counterfeit, [the] Antichrist. The Lord Jesus came in the Father's name and was rejected. Antichrist will come like Saul of old, the people's choice. He will be received and exalted. But he will bring a holocaust of war, famine, despair, and death.


DAVID--
A child was born in Bethlehem of the tribe of Judah. This lad, who was destined to be Israel's greatest king, spent his youth in his father's fields. How like our Lord, who spent His childhood in Joseph's carpenter shop.

David was anointed as king long before he was recognized. He was sought and hunted by Saul, who desired his death even though he had done nothing to deserve it. David's first public act was the meeting of Goliath; similarly, our Lord's first experience, following His baptism, was His temptation by Satan in the wilderness.

The first part of David's reign was met with great acclaim by the nation. The Lord Jesus was met in His triumphal entry with cries of ''Hosanna to the son of David!''

It was not long, though, until David was rejected by Israel and had to hide in the cave of Adullam. John tells us that Jesus ''came unto His own, and His own received Him not'' (John 1:11). A strange company of men gathered with David in that cave-- some 400 of them. Who were they? They were the distressed, the debtors, the discontented. But somehow they were attracted to David [cp. Mat 11:28; Luke 5:30-32]. The inspired writer to the Hebrews said, ''Let us go forth, therefore, unto Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach'' (Heb 13:13). You would find it most interesting to read the story of these men who joined David and who were faithful to him at the time of his rejection (2Sam 23:8-39). Paul wrote to young Timothy, ''If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us'' (2Tim 2:12).

Christ is the anointed of God. No doubt about it, Jesus Christ will reign! However, we are living in the time of His rejection. It will not always be so, for coronation time is coming!

Don Anderson
Verse by Verse Teaching Notes
Life of David
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David #1: 1 Samuel 16:1-23
David #1: 1 Samuel 16:1-23
David #2: 1 Samuel 17:1-58
David #3: 1 Samuel 19:1 – 20:42

David #4: 1 Samuel 21:1 – 22:23
David #5: 1 Samuel 23:1-29 & 24:1-22
David #6: 1 Samuel 25:1-44
David #10: 2 Samuel 3:1 – 4:12
David #11: 2 Samuel 5:1 – 6:23
David #12: 2 Samuel 7:1 – 8:18
David #10: 2 Samuel 3:1 – 4:12
David #11: 2 Samuel 5:1 – 6:23
David #12: 2 Samuel 7:1 – 8:18

David #13: 2 Samuel 9:1 – 10:19
David #14: 2 Samuel 11:1-27
David #15: 2 Samuel 12:1-31

David #16: 2 Samuel 13:1-39
David #17: 2 Samuel 14:1 – 15:37
David #18: 2 Samuel 16:1-23

David #19: 2 Samuel 17:1 – 18:33
David #20: 2 Samuel 19:1-43
David #21: 2 Samuel 20:1 – 21:22
David #22: 2 Samuel 22:1-51
David #23: 2 Samuel 23:1 – 24:25
David #24: 1 Kings 1:1-2:12

Paul Apple
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1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

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Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

William Blaikie
Commentary on 1 Samuel

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1 Samuel 1 Hannah’s Problem, Prayer, & Promise

1 Samuel 2:1-11 Hannah’s Magnificat

1 Samuel 2:12-36 Priest Sex Scandal

1 Samuel 3 Listen Slowly

1 Samuel 4 Superstition Ain’t The Way

1 Samuel 5, 6 Merman

1 Samuel 7 A Victory Marker

1 Samuel 8 Responding to Rejection

1 Samuel 9 Tall, Dark, Handsome, & Humble

1 Samuel 10 Baggage Department

1 Samuel 11 One-Eyed Christians

1 Samuel 12 Samuel’s Farewell Address

1 Samuel 13 Saul’s Slippery Slope

1 Samuel 14:1-23 Seize Your Divine Moment

1 Samuel 14:24-52 Honey & Vinegar

1 Samuel 15 Almost Repentant, Almost Obedient

1 Samuel 16 David, Shepherd-Boy, King-Elect, Music-Therapist

1 Samuel 17One Giant Whoopin

1 Samuel 18:1-16 Flying Spears

1 Samuel 18:17-30 Sometimes the Giant Wins

1 Samuel 19 A Contract On David’s Life

1 Samuel 20 An Arrow to the Heart

1 Samuel 21:1-22:5 David...Israel’s Most Wanted

1 Samuel 22:6-23:13 Saul’s Slaughter & David’s Sorrow

1 Samuel 23:14-24:22 Another Tear in the Robe

1 Samuel 25 The Woman Who Saved Her Husbands Neck

1 Samuel 26 The Spear & The Jug

1 Samuel 27 Despair

1 Samuel 28 From Séance to Sermon

1 Samuel 29 Demarcation

1 Samuel 30 Strength in Defeat & Generosity in Victory

1 Samuel 31 Saul’s Last Stand

Brian Bill
1 Samuel Sermon Notes
Updated December 22, 2015

1 Samuel 1, 2 Hannah: A Model for Motherhood
1,2 Samuel How God Uses a Surrendered Life - currently not available
1 Samuel 1-3 Learning to Listen to God
1 Samuel 8-15 Dealing with Fatal Flaws
1 Samuel 17 Handling Your Fears
1 Samuel 24:1-15 Understanding Your Conscience - currently not available

Jim Bomkamp
1 Samuel Sermon Notes
Calvary Chapel, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Updated December 22, 2015

1 Samuel 1-3 Introduction & Calling Of Samuel

1 Samuel 4-6 The Philistines Capture Ark Of The Covenant

1 Samuel 7-8 The Israelites Get Right With The Lord, Then Request A King"

1 Samuel 9-10  The Lord Leads Samuel To Search Out A King In Saul"

1 Samuel 11-12 Saul Leads Israel In Victory Over The Ammonites

1 Samuel 13-15 Saul's True Colors Begin To Come Out

1 Samuel 15 Saul Conquers The Amalekites But Has His Kingship Taken Away

1 Samuel 16  The Selection And Anointing Of David As King"

1 Samuel 17 The Story Of David And Goliath"

1 Samuel 18  David And Jonathan Become United As Friends"

1 Samuel 19-20   David's Period Of Wanderings Begins

1 Samuel 21-22 David's Faith Gives Way To Fear As He Flees To Nob

1 Samuel 23-24 David' And His Men Deliver Keilah, Then David Spares Saul's Life"

1 Samuel 25  Abigail Restrains David From Taking Vengeance

1 Samuel 26-27 David Again Spares Saul's Life Then Flees To Gath

1 Samuel 28 Saul Visits The Witch At Endor

1 Samuel 29-30  David Goes To Battle Against Israel With The Philistines

1 Samuel 31- 2 Samuel 1 Saul And His Sons Are Slain In Battle

Alan Carr
Expository Sermon Notes
1 Samuel

Calvary Baptist, Lenoir, NC
Updated December 22, 2015
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1 Samuel 1:1-18 From Barrenness To Brokenness
1 Samuel 1:1-28 Hannah: A Wise Investor

1 Samuel 16:1-13 How God Chooses
1 Samuel 16:14-23 How God Builds A King

1 Samuel 17:1-54  The Case Of The Big Bad Bully -
1 Samuel 17:32-40  Surviving Giant Country
1 Samuel 17:32-40 How To Be A Giant Killer
1 Samuel 17:40-42 The Kind Of People God Uses
1 Samuel 17:1-51 Saints-3; Giants-0
1 Samuel 18:1-4 The Prince And The Pauper
1 Samuel 18:5-16 In The Presence Of True Greatness
1 Samuel 21:10-15 Learning To Lean
1 Samuel 22:1-4 Climbing Out Of Your Cave
1 Samuel 24:1-22 Responding Properly To Your Enemies
1 Samuel 25:2-44 Analyzing An Angry Man
1 Samuel 27:1-12  When Smart People Make Foolish Decisions
1 Samuel 30:1-20 How To Handle Your Critics
1 Samuel 30:11-15 A Stranger Finds Mercy
1 Samuel 31:1-13  How Are The Mighty Fallen

Rich Cathers
1 Samuel Sermon Notes
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1 Samuel 1-3

1 Samuel 3:1-10

1 Samuel 4-6

1 Samuel 4:1-11

1 Samuel 7-9

1 Samuel 7:1-12

1 Samuel 10-12

1 Samuel 12:12-25

1 Samuel 13-15

1 Samuel 14:1-23

1 Samuel 16-18

1 Samuel 17:1-51

1 Samuel 19-21

1 Samuel 19:1-24

1 Samuel 22-24

1 Samuel 22:1-2

1 Samuel 25-27

1 Samuel 25:2-42

1 Samuel 28-31

1 Samuel 28:3-20

Adam Clarke
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1 Samuel

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1 Samuel 2-4 Why Good Men Fail as Fathers
1 Samuel 1-2 The Mother Who Gave Away Her Son (Prayer)
1 Samuel 16, 17 A Heart After God's Heart (Lordship)
1 Samuel 17 Felling The Giants In Your Life (Evangelism)
1 Samuel 18-26 God's Training School (Discipleship)
1 Samuel 27-30 How Sin Snags Us (Consequences)
1 Samuel 30:6 The Way Back (Repentance)


14 part study on King David from 1 and 2 Samuel

Lesson 1: A Heart After God’s Heart (1 Samuel 16 and 17)

Lesson 2: Felling The Giants In Your Life (1 Samuel 17)

Lesson 3: God’s Training School (1 Samuel 18-26)

Lesson 4: How Sin Snags Us (1 Samuel 27-30)

Lesson 5: The Way Back (1 Samuel 30:6)

Lesson 6: Worship— My Response To God’s Presence (2 Samuel 6)

Lesson 7: Worship— A Joyful Celebration (2 Samuel 6)

Lesson 8: The Roots And Fruit Of A Thankful Heart (2 Samuel 7)

Lesson 9: The Beauty Of God’s Grace (2 Samuel 9; 16:1-4; 19:24-30)

Lesson 10: Close Encounters Of The Wrong Kind (2 Samuel 11)

Lesson 11: Getting Right When You’ve Done Wrong (2 Samuel 12:1-23)

Lesson 12: The Truth About Consequences (2 Samuel 12:10-14, and 2 Samuel 13-19)

Lesson 13: Have You Heard--About Gossip? (2 Samuel 13-15)

Lesson 14: God’s Mighty Men (2 Samuel 23:8-39)

Thomas Constable
1 Samuel
Conservative, Millennial
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1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3 1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7 1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11 1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15 1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19 1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23 1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27 1 Samuel 28
1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

Ron Daniel
Sermon Notes
1 Samuel

1 Samuel 1:1-2:11

1 Samuel 2:12-3:21

1 Samuel 4

1 Samuel 5-7

1 Samuel 8-9

1 Samuel 10

1 Samuel 11-12

1 Samuel 13-14

1 Samuel 15

1 Samuel 16

1 Samuel 17
1 Samuel 18-19
 

1 Samuel 20-22
1 Samuel 23-24
1 Samuel 25
1 Samuel 26
1 Samuel 27-29
1 Samuel 30
1 Samuel 31

Bob Deffinbaugh
1 Samuel Commentary Notes

1 Samuel Introduction to 1 Samuel

1 Samuel 1:1-2:10 The Son and the Psalm of Hannah

1 Samuel 2:11-36 Samuel and the Sons of Belial

1 Samuel 3:1-4:22 The Rise of Samuel and the Fall of Eli and Sons

1 Samuel 5:1-7:17 The Hands of Dagon and the Hand of God

1 Samuel 8:1-22 Give Us a King!

1 Samuel 9:1-11:13 The Making of Israel’s First King

1 Samuel 11:14-12:25 Renewing the Kingdom

1 Samuel 13:1-14 Saul Sacrifices His Kingdom

1 Samuel 13:15-4:15 Saul, Jonathan, and the Philistines

1 Samuel 14:15 -52 Saul Fights the Philistines

1 Samuel 15:1-35 Saul and the Amalekites

1 Samuel 16:1-23 The Designation of David as King

1 Samuel 17:1-58 David and Goliath

1 Samuel 18:1-30 David Joins Saul’s Family

1 Samuel 18:30-19:24 David’s Divine Deliverance

1 Samuel 20:1-42 When Saul Slings His Spear, Jonathan Gets the Point

1 Samuel 21:1-22:4 A Man Without a Country

1 Samuel 22:5-23:14 Saul Loses His Grip

1 Samuel 23:15-29 A Friend Indeed

1 Samuel 24:1-22 A Time to Kill, or Not

1 Samuel 25:1-44 Dear Abby

1 Samuel 26:1-25 The Second Time Around

1 Samuel 27:1-28:2 One Step Forward and Two Backward

1 Samuel 28:1-25 Finding God’s Will, Any ‘Witch’ Way You Can

1 Samuel 29:1-30:6 Playing Both Ends Against Middle....

1 Samuel 30:1-31 From Tragedy to Triumph

1 Samuel 31 Saul’s Death Wish

John Dummelow
1 Samuel Commentary

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

J Ligon Duncan
1 Samuel Sermons
Updated December 22, 2015

1 Samuel 1:1-28 Lord- Give to Me So That I Can Give Back to You

1 Samuel 2:1-11 Rejoicing in the Lord

1 Samuel 2:12-36 When Children Let You Down

1 Samuel 3:1-21ere I am, Lord

1 Samuel 4:1-22 Boxed-up Theology

1 Samuel 5:1-12 Is God Safe-

1 Samuel 6:1-7:2 Do Not Touch!

1 Samuel 7:3-17 Here I Raise My Ebenezer

1 Samuel 8:1-22  We Want to Be Like Everyone Else

1 Samuel 9:1-10:16 You Never Know What You Might Find When You Go Off Looking for Your Lost Donkey

1 Samuel 10: 17-27 Long Live the King

1 Samuel 11:1-15 Battle Stations

1 Samuel 13:1-23 The Fool

1 Samuel 14:1-23 Jonathan- a Portrait of a Godly Man

1 Samuel 14:24-46 Hasty Oath of No Tasty Food

1 Samuel 16:1-13 The Search for A King

Charles Ellicott
Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers
1 Samuel

Introduction

1 Samuel 1

1 Samuel 2

1 Samuel 3

1 Samuel 4

1 Samuel 5

1 Samuel 6

1 Samuel 7

1 Samuel 8

1 Samuel 9

1 Samuel 10

1 Samuel 11

1 Samuel 12

1 Samuel 13

1 Samuel 14

1 Samuel 15

1 Samuel 16

1 Samuel 17

1 Samuel 18

1 Samuel 19

1 Samuel 20

1 Samuel 21

1 Samuel 22

1 Samuel 23

1 Samuel 24

1 Samuel 25

1 Samuel 26

1 Samuel 27

1 Samuel 28

1 Samuel 29

1 Samuel 30

1 Samuel 31

Theodore Epp
1 Samuel Devotionals
Updated December 22, 2015

1 Samuel 16:1-3 A Man After the Heart of God

1 Samuel 16:14-23 A Life That Blesses Others

1 Samuel 17:17-37 The Way of Victory

1 Samuel 17:38-51 Standing Strong for God

1 Samuel 18:1-16 The Price of Popularity

1 Samuel 19:1-18 Persecuted, but Not Forsaken

1 Samuel 21:1-10 The Effects of Sin

1 Samuel 22:1-5 Rejected but Strong

1 Samuel 23:6-14 Beware of Circumstances!

1 Samuel 24:1-15 Faith Waits on God

1 Samuel 24:16-22 Can Others Trust You?

1 Samuel 25:2-13 Yesterday's Victory Insufficient

1 Samuel 26:5-14, 17-21 Sin Must Be Judged

1 Samuel 27 Acting in Panic

1 Samuel 28:1-19 The Dilemma of the Disobedient

1 Samuel 29 A Believer Out of Place

1 Samuel 30:1-8, 18-26 Seeking God's Will

Expositor's Bible Commentary
1 Samuel
W G Blaikie

Spurgeon on Blaikie's related life of David: "Dr. Blaikie is a good writer. This Life of David has supplied a great lack." (Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries)

Warren W. Wiersbe - If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Samuel H. Kellogg on Leviticus is a classic; so is Alexander Maclaren on the Psalms and on Colossians. (A Basic Library for Bible Students)

Cyril J. Barber - This set, originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dod (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.) (The Minister’s Library)

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

Don Fortner
1 Samuel Sermon Outlines

1 Samuel 2:1 I Rejoice In Thy Salvation
1 Samuel 2:30 The Most Certain of All Laws
1 Samuel 4:22 Bring Back The Glory
1 Samuel  2:3 Will You Die Tonight
1 Samuel  3:18-20 David's Spoil
1 Samuel  3:18-20 David's Spoil
1 Samuel  3:21-25 Who Gets The Spoils
1 Samuel  3:21-25 Who Shall Be Rewarded
1 Samuel  3:21-25 Who Shall Be Rewarded

A C Gaebelein
Commentary
1 Samuel
Outline

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

John Gill
Commentary
1 Samuel

1 Samuel 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5
1 Samuel 6
1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9
1 Samuel 10
1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13
1 Samuel 14
1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17
1 Samuel 18
1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21
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1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24
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1 Samuel 31
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What should we learn from the life of Hannah?
Who was Eli in the Bible?
What is the story of Hannah and Samuel?
What should we learn from the life of Samuel?
Why were the Philistines and the Israelites always at war?
Who were Hophni and Phinehas?
What does the term “Ichabod” mean in the Bible?
What were the emerods God afflicted the Philistines with in 1 Samuel 5?
What does the term Ebenezer mean in the Bible?
Was it wrong for the Israelites to ask for a king?
What was the school of prophets?
What should we learn from the life of King Saul?
Who was Jonathan in the Bible?
Was King Saul saved?
What does it mean that Saul is also among the prophets?
Why was it wrong for Saul to offer a sacrifice?
Why did God command the extermination of the Canaanites?
Why is obedience better than sacrifice?
Why did God send an evil spirit to torment King Saul?
Did the witch of Endor really summon Samuel from the dead (1 Samuel 28:7-20)?
What was the relationship between David and Jonathan?
What should we learn from the life of David?
What should we learn from the account of David and Goliath?
How tall was Goliath?
Why did David choose five smooth stones before going to fight Goliath?
What is the story of David and Michal?
Why was David so loyal to Saul after everything Saul had done to him?
Who was Abigail in the Bible?
What is the story of David and Nabal?
How could David be considered a man after God's own heart?
Why did people keep family idols?
Why are there contradictory accounts regarding the death of Saul in 1 and 2 Samuel?

L M Grant
1 Samuel Notes

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

Joe Guglielmo
1 Samuel Notes
Calvary Chapel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Updated December 22, 2015

1 Samuel 1
1 Samuel 2-3
1 Samuel 4-6
1 Samuel 7-9

1 Samuel 10-11
1 Samuel 12-13
1 Samuel 14
1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16-17;11

1 Samuel 17:12-58
1 Samuel 18-19
1 Samuel 20-21
1 Samuel 22-23
1 Samuel 24-25
1 Samuel 26-28

1 Samuel 29-31

Dave Guzik
1 Samuel Commentary
Conservative, Evangelical, Millennial

1 Samuel 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5
1 Samuel 6
1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9
1 Samuel 10
1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13
1 Samuel 14
1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17
1 Samuel 18
1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21
1 Samuel 22
1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 25
1 Samuel 26
1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28
1 Samuel 29
1 Samuel 30
1 Samuel 31

Robert Hawker
1 Samuel Commentary

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

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1Samuel 16:7 - More for Less- Have you checked the labels on your grocery items lately? You may be getting less than you thought. According to U.S. News & World Report, some manufacturers are selling us the same size packages we are accustomed to, but they are putting less of the product in the box. For example, a box of well-known detergent that once held 61 ounces now contains only 55. Same size box, less soap. How something is wrapped doesn’t always show us what’s on the inside. That’s true with people as well. We can wrap ourselves up in the same packaging every day—nice clothes, big smile, friendly demeanor—yet still be less than what we appear to be. (Our Daily Bread, June 22, 1992)

1 Samuel 17 - Godly Leadership
1. Looks for Opportunities to make a Difference. 1Sa 17:20-24
2. Has ability to see the Real Issue. 1Sa 17:26
3. Is an Encourager of Men. 1Sa 17:32a
4. Is Willing to be Personally involved. 1Sa 17:32b
5. Values Past accomplishments for Present challenges. 1Sa 17:33-36
6. Has an unquestionable Dependence on God for victory. 1Sa 17:37
7. Avoids Power Doubters. 1Sa 17:28, 33
8. Never Leads in someone Else’s Armour. 1Sa 17:38-40
9. Always Sizes up the Opposition and makes sure he has adequate resources to Overcome. 1Sa 17:45
10. Remembers whose Battle it Really is. 1Sa 17:47
11. Never Backs off from a formidable Challenge. 1Sa 17:48
12. Makes Double sure the Enemy is Defeated. 1Sa 17:51
13. Is usually Sought out by Others. 1Sa 17:55-58
Biblical Sermons, H. W. Robinson, Baker, 1989, p.51 (sermon by James Rose)

International Critical Commentary
A Critical & Exegetical Commentary
1 Samuel
Henry P Smith (1904)

Introduction
1 Samuel 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5
1 Samuel 6
1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9
1 Samuel 10
1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13
1 Samuel 14
1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17
1 Samuel 18
1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21
1 Samuel 22
1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 25
1 Samuel 26
1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28
1 Samuel 29
1 Samuel 30
1 Samuel 31
S. Lewis Johnson
Lessons from the Life of David
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1 Samuel 16:1-11 The Calling of David
1 Samuel 16:1-13 Israel's Divinely Determined King
1 Samuel 16:14-23 The Tragic Fruits of Disobedience
1 Samuel 17:4-11;  28-51 David, Goliath and David's Greater Son
1 Samuel 17:1-58 David and Goliath
1 Samuel 18:1-30 Providence and the Way of Love and Envy
1 Samuel 18:1-20:42 David and Jonathan

1 Samuel 19:1-24 The Outlaw:  Fleeing Yet Singing

1 Samuel 20:11-23 The Mastering Passion of Jonathan's Love

1 Samuel 21:1-15  The Declension of David
1 Samuel 21:1-15 Declension of David

1 Samuel 22:1-23 David the Outcast:  In History and Type
1 Samuel 22:1-23 David in Rejection

1 Samuel 23:1-29 The Rock of Escape

1 Samuel 24:1-22 David Subduing Saul by Subduing Himself

1 Samuel 25:1-44 David and Abigail
1 Samuel 25:1-44 David and Abigail 2

1 Samuel 26:1-25 David Spares Saul's Life Again

1 Samuel 27:1-12 The Frailty of the Man After God's Own Heart

1 Samuel 28:1-25 Saul, Samuel and the Witch of En-Dor               

1 Samuel 29:1–30:20 Breaking Out of Doubting Castle & Giant Despair
1 Samuel 29:1-30:31 David's Wanderings and Restoration   

Keil and Delitzsch
1 Samuel Commentary

James Rosscup writes "Keil, C. F. and Franz Delitzsch. Commentary on the Old Testament. 25 volumes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1950. This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work to buy. The student can buy parts or the whole of this series. Sometimes it is evangelical, at other times liberal ideas enter." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31
Paul Kretzmann
1 Samuel Commentary
Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31
Lange's Commentary
1 Samuel
C H Toy and John A Broadus
(Expositions and Homilies)

Spurgeon's Comments on Lange's Series: "These volumes are not all of equal value, but as a whole, they are a grand addition to our stores. The American translators have added considerably to the German work, and in some cases these additions are more valuable than the original matter. For homiletical purposes these volumes are so many hills of gold, but, alas, there is dross also, for Baptismal Regeneration and other grave errors occur....We are very far from endorsing all Zöckler’s remarks." (Caveat: Be a Berean - Acts 17:11)

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31
Alexander Maclaren
Sermons 1 Samuel
1 Samuel 3:1-14 The Child Prophet
1 Samuel 4:1-18 Faithlessness and Defeat
1 Samuel 7:1-12 Repentance and Victory
1 Samuel 8:4-20 Make Us A King
1 Samuel 9:15-27 The Old Judge and the Young King
1 Samuel 10:17-27 The King After Man's Heart
1 Samuel 12:1-15 Samuel's Challenge and Charge
1 Samuel 12:13-25 Old Truth For a New Epoch
1 Samuel 15:10-23 Saul Rejected
1 Samuel 16:1-13 The Shepherd-King
1 Samuel 17:32-51 The Victory of the Unarmed Faith
1 Samuel 18:5-16 A Soul's Tragedy
1 Samuel 20:1-13 Jonathan, The Pattern of Friendship
1 Samuel 24:4-17 Love For Hate, The True Quid Pro Quo
1 Samuel 26:5-12; 21-25 Love and Remorse
1 Samuel 28:15 Saul
1 Samuel 29:3 What Doest Thou Here?
1 Samuel 30:6 The Secret of Courage
1 Samuel 30:24 At The Front or the Base
1 Samuel 31:1-13 The End of Self-Will
J Vernon McGee
Commentary on 1 Samuel
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Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
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F B Meyer
David: Shepherd, Psalmist, King
1 Samuel 16:1 Taken From the Sheepcotes
1 Samuel 16:13 From that Day Forward
1 Samuel 16:18, 19 Summoned to the Palace
1 Samuel 17:2 A Dark Background
1 Samuel 17 Faith of God's Elect
1 Samuel 17:45 In the Name of the Lord of Hosts
1 Samuel 18:1 Jonathan
Psalm 59:7 Outside the House and In
1 Samuel 20:21-37 The Message of the Arrows
1 Samuel 21 Almost Gone
1 Samuel 22 The Cave of Adullam
1 Samuel 23:6 The White Stone
1 Samuel 23 Songs Born of Sorrow
1 Samuel 24, 26 David's Self Restraint
1 Samuel 26:1 Cush: A Benjamite

1 Samuel 25 A Cool Hand on a Hot Head
1 Samuel 27 A Fit of Mistrust
1 Samuel 29, 30 Mercy of God that Led to Repentance
2 Samuel 1-4 Thrice Crowned
2 Samuel 5:17-25, 21:15, 23:8 Oh For the Water of the Well of Bethlehem!
2 Samuel 5 Jerusalem the Holy City
2 Samuel 6 The Conveyance of the Ark to Mount Zion
2 Samuel 7, 2Chronicles 6;8 Thou Didst Well in that it was In Thine Heart
2 Samuel 8, 1Chronicles 18-20 Yet Have I Set My King
2 Samuel 6-19 The Sin of His Life
2 Samuel 12-19 The Stripes of the Children of Men
1 Chronicles 20-29 Sunset and Evening Star
F B Meyer
Samuel: The Prophet
1 Samuel 1 An Age of Transition
1 Samuel 1:15 A Woman's Anguish of Heart
1 Samuel 2-3 A Young Levite
1 Samuel 3 The Vision of God
1 Samuel 4, 5, 6 Misfortune on Misfortune
1 Samuel 7:2 The Work of Reconstruction
1 Samuel 7:1-14 The Victory of Faith
1 Samuel 7:12 The Stone of Help
1 Samuel 7, 8 A Great Disappointment
1 Samuel 9, 10 The Voice of Circumstances
1 Samuel 10:7 As Occasion Serves
1 Samuel 11 Inner and Outer Conflicts
1 Samuel 12:22 Forsaken? Never!
1 Samuel 12:16-25 Not Ceasing in Prayer
1 Samuel 13:13, 14 The Cause of Saul's Downfall
1 Samuel 14 Two Putting Ten Thousand To Flight
1 Samuel 15:26 Failure Under the Supreme Test
1 Samuel 15:12-35 A Remarkable Colloquy
1 Samuel 16:13, 14 An Evil Spirit from the Lord
1 Samuel 18 The Sin of Jealousy
1 Samuel 20:27 Cruel As the Grave
1 Samuel 25:1 A Great Sunset
1 Samuel 28, 1Chronicles 10:13 Endor and Gilboa

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Part 1—A Prophet from God’s Grace 1 Samuel 1–7

Cradle and Kingdom—1 Samuel 1:1–2:10
Judgment Begins at the House of God—1 Samuel 2:11–36
Prophets Profit—1 Samuel 3:1–4:1a
Rabbit-Foot Theology—1 Samuel 4:1b–22
Arkeological Discoveries—1 Samuel 5:1–7:1
New Mercies—1 Samuel 7:2–17

 

Part 2—A King in God’s Place 1 Samuel 8–14

The King Thing—1 Samuel 8:1-22
Lost and Found—1 Samuel 9:1–10:16
A Lost King?—1 Samuel 10:17–27
A Hopeful Beginning—1 Samuel 11:1-15
Covenant—Accusing and Assuring—1 Samuel 12:1-25
Tarnish on the Crown—1 Samuel 13:1-23
Sad Success—1 Samuel 14:1-52

 

Part 3—A Man after God’s Heart 1 Samuel 15–31

Rejecting the Chosen—1 Samuel 15:1-35
Looking on the Heart—1 Samuel 16:1-23
Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth—Thud!—1 Samuel 17:1-58
The Shadow of the Almighty—1 Samuel 18:1-9:24
How Do You Spell Security?—1 Samuel 20:1-42
Desperation—1 Samuel 21:1–22:5
Even Now Many Antichrists Have Come—1 Samuel 22:6–23
The God Who Provides—1 Samuel 23:1-29
This Is the Day! Or Is It?—1 Samuel 24:1-22
Preventive Providence—1 Samuel 25:1-44
The Spear Makes the Point—1 Samuel 26:1-25
What Can a God-less Text Teach Us?—1 Samuel 27:1–28:2
And It Was Night—1 Samuel 28:3–25
Accepting the Philistines as Your Personal Savior—1 Samuel 29:1-11
When the Bottom Drops Out—1 Samuel 30:1-31
The End?—1 Samuel 31:1-13

Best Commentaries
Theology of 1 & 2 Samuel - Excellent overview

Life of David - Theological Perspective

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
A Commentary on the First Book of Samuel Loring Batten
Sermons - First Samuel Century Bible Commentary

A Chronological Daily Bible Study of the Old Testament- 7-Day Sections with a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and a Practical Daily Application

1 Samuel 1 – 15 (Samuel and Saul)

1 Samuel 16 – 24, Psalms 11 and 59 (David and Escape from Saul)

1 Samuel 25-31, 2 Samuel 1-4, 1 Chronicles 1-10, and Various Psalms (Transition from Saul to David)

David Colburn

Sermons - 2 Samuel - Enter 2 Samuel and in Maximum results enter "all" -

W A Criswell
ESV Study Bible - $30 for lifetime online access or free with print version.
ESV MacArthur Study Bible - $20 for lifetime online access
Crossway

Samuel, books of - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Samuel, Books of - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Samuel, the Books of - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Samuel, Books of - Holman Bible Dictionary

Samuel, Books of - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Samuel, Books of, - Smith's Bible Dictionary

Samuel, Books of - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Samuel, First and Second Books Of. - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological

Samuel, Books of - The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Dictionary Articles
Sermons - First Samuel J Ligon Duncan
Lesson - First Samuel James Gray
1 Samuel- Israel's First King Easy English

1 Samuel 2: Those Who Honor Me

1 Samuel 8: Rejection of God’s Leadership

1 Samuel 9-15: What Could Have Been

1 Samuel 24: Honoring God When it is Tough

Bob Fromm
1 Samuel Resources (most are Mp3) - Mark Dever, Tim Keller - (I especially recommend sermons by Gary Inrig - click) Gospel Coalition

1 Samuel 1:9 The Seat of Judgment
1 Samuel 2:1 The Horn
1 Samuel 6:5 Talismanic Images

1 Samuel 17:5 Helmets - Cuirasses
1 Samuel 17:6 Greaves - Javelin
1 Samuel 17:7 Spear - Large Shield
1 Samuel 17:18 Cheese-Pledge
1 Samuel 17:39 The Sword

1 Samuel 17:40 Staff-Scrip-Sling

1 Samuel 18:4 Princely Robes

1 Samuel 18:6 Joy in Victory- Shalishim
1 Samuel 18:7 Responsive Singing
1 Samuel 19:10 Fleeing from the Dart
1 Samuel 19:24 Use of the Term Naked
1 Samuel 20:80 Relatives Cursed

1 Samuel 21:9 Valuables Wrapped in Clothes

1 Samuel 24:12 The Speaker Mentioned First
1 Samuel 25:1 Houses of the Dead
1 Samuel 26:11 Chieftain's Spear-Cruse

James Freeman
Handbook of Bible Manners and Customs

1 Samuel Theological Journal Articles - eg Did the Lord Instruct Samuel to Lie?, Saul, the Spiritist and Samuel, etc

Galaxie Software
1 Samuel - Believers Chapel Dallas Matt Heidelbaugh

Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible - Well done notes but requires you to set up a free account.

Holman Christian Publishing
1 Samuel: 14 sermons - Click here and select "Old Testament" uses many illustrations David Holwick

Spurgeon's Comments: "Then, of course, gentlemen, you will economize rigidly until you have accumulated funds to purchase Kitto’s Pictorial Bible. You mean to take that goodly freight on board before you launch upon the sea of married life. As you cannot visit the Holy Land, it is well for you that there is a work like the Pictorial Bible, in which the notes of the most observant travellers are arranged under the texts which they illustrate. For the geography, zoology, botany, and manners and customs of Palestine, this will be your counselor and guide....A work of art as well as learning."

 

Introduction
1 Samuel 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5
1 Samuel 6
1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9
1 Samuel 10

1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13
1 Samuel 14
1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17
1 Samuel 18
1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21

1 Samuel 22
1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 25
1 Samuel 26
1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28
1 Samuel 29
1 Samuel 30
1 Samuel 31

John Kitto
Pictorial Bible with Notes

Spurgeon comments: "Exceeding meritorious. Refer to it frequently....They are not exactly a commentary, but what marvelous expositions you have there! You have reading more interesting than any novel that was ever written, and as instructive as the heaviest theology. The matter is quite attractive and fascinating, and yet so weighty, that the man who shall study these volumes thoroughly, will not fail to read his Bible intelligently and with growing interest."

 

1 Samuel 1:1-12 Two Wives
1 Samuel 1:13-28 A Loan to the Lord
1 Samuel 2:8 The Pillars of the Earth
1 Samuel 2:12-17 Tabernacle Abominations
1 Samuel 3 A Voice in the Night
1 Samuel 4 The Tidings
1 Samuel 4:21 Ichabod
1 Samuel 5:1-5 Dagon
1 Samuel 6:1-5 Telesmes
1 Samuel 6:20 The Holiness of God
1 Samuel 6:7-21 The Ark Restored
1 Samuel 7:1-6 Israel at Mizpeh
1 Samuel 7:7-14 Ebenezer
1 Samuel 7:15-1 Samuel 8 Corruption of Justice
1 Samuel 8:4 A Change Demanded
1 Samuel 8:9-22 Monarchial Institution
1 Samuel 9:2 Tallness
1 Samuel 9:3 Strayed Donkeys
1 Samuel 9:9 The Seer
1 Samuel 10:17-25 A Constitutional King
1 Samuel 10 Saul Among the Prophets

1 Samuel 10 - Deut 17:16-20 The Law of the Kingdom

1 Samuel 11:1-8 The King Aroused

1 Samuel 11:1-8 The Call of the Tribes

1 Samuel 11:9-15 Relief of Jabesh-Gilead

1 Samuel 12 The Inauguration

1 Samuel 13:1-4, 19-22 Israel Disarmed

1 Samuel 13:13 Foolishness

1 Samuel 13:4-15 Saul's Transgression

1 Samuel 14 Honey and Blood

1 Samuel 15 The Public Enemy

1 Samuel 16:1-13 Samuel at Bethlehem

1 Samuel 16:12 David

1 Samuel 16:15-23 Music

1 Samuel 16:7 The Lord Looketh on the Heart

1 Samuel 17:1-7 Goliath's Armor
1 Samuel 17:1 The Sling and the Stone

1 Samuel 18:13-30 Snares

1 Samuel 19:1-17 Teraphim

1 Samuel 19:18-22 The School of the Prophets

1 Samuel 20 The Farewell

1 Samuel 21 David at Nob

1 Samuel 21:10-13 David at Gath
1 Samuel 24-25 David in the Wilderness

1 Samuel 24:16-18 The Brotherly Covenant

1 Samuel 24-26 Magnanimity

Psalm 7 Cush the Benjamite

1 Samuel 27:1-6 A False Step

1 Samuel 27:1,2, 1 Chronicles 12:1-22 Reinforcements

1 Samuel 28 The Witch of Endor

1 Samuel 28, 1 Chronicles 11 The Worthies

John Kitto
1 Samuel - 14 Mp3's - Messianic Pastor Steve Kreloff
1 Samuel 1: The Heart That God Broke To Mend
1 Samuel 1: Pastor David Legge's Testimony
1 Samuel 9: Mistakes That Saul Made
1 Samuel 15:22-23: Obedience
1 Samuel 25:2-44: Abigail
David Legge
1 Samuel - Introduction John MacArthur
1 Samuel: Saul The Leader Who Blew It   Robert Morgan

Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator, Dr Henry Morris. See links to notes in right margin.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Henry Morris

The Kingdom of David and Solomon

David's Rise to Power  —  David in Conquest of Canaan  —  David's Wars of Conquest  — Kingdom of David and Solomon  —  The United Monarchy under Solomon (1)  —  The United Monarchy under Solomon (2)  —  Solomon's Economic Enterprises  —  Solomon's Building Activities  —  Solomon's Temple  —  Jerusalem in the Time of David and Solomon

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (1)  —  The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (2)  —  The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (3)  —  The Campaign of Shishak  —  Conflicts between Israel and Aram-Damascus  —  The Omride Dynasty  —  The Golden Ages of the 9th & 8th centuries BCE —  Phoenician Trade and Civilization  —  Trade Routes throughout the Middle East  —  Travel Routes throughout Palestine  —  Elijah and Elisha  —  The Revolt of Jehu  —  The Rise of Assyria —  Israel & Judah in the days of Jeroboam II and Uzziah  —  The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser III  —  The Syro-Ephraimite War  —  Tiglath-Pileser III's Campaigns  —  Fall of Samaria and Deportation of Israelites  —  The Fall of the Kingdom of Israel  —  Assyrian Districts after the Fall of Samaria  —  Prophets of the 8th Century BCE

Judah Alone amid International Powers

Hezekiah's Preparation for Revolt  —  Judah under King Hezekiah  —  Hezekiah's Jerusalem  — Sennacherib's Campaign against Judah  —  Assyria in the 7th century BCE  —  The Rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire  —  The Reign of Josiah  —  The Districts of Judah under King Josiah —  The Golden Age of King Josiah; Nebuchadnezzar's Campaigns against Judah

Maps
MP3s by Chapter - 1 Samuel Monergism

2 Samuel, 1 Kings The Rise of the Jewish Kingdom and the Beginnings of Its End

 

1 Samuel - Hannah- Faith in the Fire

 

1 Samuel 2:1-10 The Song of Hannah, Israel’s Incomparable God

 

1 Samuel 2:7-8 Israel’s Day of Camelot

 

1 Samuel 2:11 – 3:1 A Contrast in Priests- Samuel and the Sons of Eli

 

1 Samuel 3:10-21 The Rise of the Prophet

 

1 Samuel 4:1-22 When God Departs

 

1 Samuel 5:1-12 Gentiles in the Hands of a Holy God

 

1 Samuel 6:1-21 How to Approach The Great King

 

1 Samuel 7:1-17 The Turning of a Nation’s History

 

1 Samuel 8:1-22 A King Like the Gentiles” – God in Political Science

 

1 Samuel 9:1-27 The Inaugural Inauguration

 

1 Samuel 10:1-8 The First Politician

 

1 Samuel 10:14-27 The Initial Enunciation or “God’s View of Political Science”

 

1 Samuel 12:1-25 A Nation at the Crossroads

 

1 Samuel 12:15-25 The Tragedy of Saul

 

1 Samuel 13:1-9 Saul and the Philistines – “The Greatest That Never Was”

 

1 Samuel 14:1-17 Jonathan, The Galahad of the Old Testament

 

1 Samuel 14:15-32 Leaders That Use VS Leaders That Bless

 

1 Samuel 15:1-23 The Squandering of a Second Chance

 

1 Samuel 15:24-35 The Dark Side of the Almighty

 

1 Samuel 16:1-7 The Beginning of the Ascent of the World’s Greatest King

 

1 Samuel 16:11-14 The Selection of David

 

1 Samuel 16:13-23 The Door Opens for Greatness

 

1 Samuel 17:1-22 A Man Whose Day Has Come

 

1 Samuel 17:22-58 Giant Killer

 

1 Samuel 18:1-9 The Process Begins

 

1 Samuel 18:8-30 The Davidic Art of Walking by Faith

 

1 Samuel 19: 1-7 A Patch of Blue in a Gathering Storm – The Faithfulness of Jonathan

 

1 Samuel 21:10-15 When God Puts On the Brakes

 

1 Samuel 22:1-5 Man in a Cave

 

1 Samuel 23:15-29 The Rock of Escape

 

1 Samuel 25:1-11 In The Heat of The Moment

 

1 Samuel 25:14-31 The Bible’s Most Eloquent Woman

 

1 Samuel 25:32-44 The Classic Fool

 

1 Samuel 28:1-25 A Halloween Message

 

1 Samuel 30:1-10 When You’re Someplace With Someone You Shouldn’t Be With, Doing Something You Shouldn’t Be Doing

 

1 Samuel 30:11-31 The Sun Rises on a New Day

 

1 Samuel 31 Death Mask

Tommy Nelson

1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings - Old Testament Studies- Being the Lessons Given at Various Union Bible

The Book of First Samuel - The Divine Kingdom in Human Hands

1 Samuel 16-31 God King Chosen, Anointed, and Victorious; but Rejected and Exiled

William Newell
NIV Study Bible Introduction - 1 Samuel NIV Study Bible
Keys to 1 Samuel William Orr
1 Samuel Sermons Pastor Life
1 Samuel Myer Pearlman
1 Samuel - 2 Samuel 10 Life of David A W Pink (critique)
1 & 2 Samuel - Israel's Gratest King Wil Pounds
1 & 2 Samuel - 64 sermons Robert Rayburn
1 Samuel - Reformation Study Bible Reformation Study Bible
Summary: The Life of David - 34 sermons Bob Roe
1 Samuel - Meditations Henri Rossier
1 Samuel - The Death of the Flesh
1 Samuel - The Flesh and the Spirit: First Samuel
Ray Stedman
1 Samuel - Sermons John Stevenson
Book of First Samuel Overview - Insight for Living Ministries

Excerpt - What's the big idea? First Samuel chronicles the beginning of Israel’s monarchy, following the lives of the prophet Samuel, the ill-fated King Saul, and God’s ultimate choice of David as king. Several themes feature prominently.

Providence: God repeatedly made everyday events work for His purposes. He used Hannah’s contentious relationship with Peninnah (1 Samuel 1:1–28), led Saul to Samuel during Saul’s search for lost donkeys (9:1–27), and caused David to learn of Goliath while taking food to his brothers (17:1–58). These are but a few examples.

Kingship: As the divine King, God designated a human vice-regent, David, to rule over His people. This history validates David’s house as the legitimate rulers of Israel. It also fulfills Jacob’s promise that the scepter will never depart from Judah, David’s tribe (Genesis 49:10).

Reversal of human fortune: Hannah’s barrenness gave way to children (1 Samuel 1:1–28; 2:21); Samuel became prophet instead of Eli’s sons (2:12; 3:13); Saul rose to prominence though he was from a lowly tribe; and David was anointed king though he was the youngest son (16:1–13). Normal human patterns were reversed by God so that His plan could be furthered, showing His sovereignty over all.

How do I apply this? God is still sovereign in the twenty-first century. He will accomplish His purposes with or without our cooperation. But as was true in the lives of Samuel, Saul, and David, our response to God’s call affects our outcome. Will we obey Him as Samuel and David did and live lives marked by blessing? Or will we, like Saul, try to live on our own terms? “To obey is better than sacrifice,” Samuel told Saul (1 Samuel 15:22). That truth still speaks to us today.

Charles Swindoll
1 & 2 Samuel Introduction James Van Dine
1 Samuel Lectures - 4 - audio, docx, pdf J Robert Vannoy

VERSE BY VERSE
RESOURCES ON FIRST SAMUEL

1 Samuel 1:1-2:10 I Do Believe-Help My Unbelief!
1 Samuel 1:1-2:10 I Asked The Lord For Him
Steve Zeisler
1 Samuel 1:12-14 When You Are Misjudged or Falsely Accused, Remember 1 Samuel Ivor Powell
1 Samuel 1:1-16:23 Israel Gets A King  Bob Deffinbaugh

1 Samuel 1:27

C H Spurgeon

1 Samuel 1:27 Hannah or the Power of Prayer

James Smith
1 Samuel 1:21-23 Christian Motherhood J R Miller
1 Samuel 1 Prayer's Fruitfulness Ray Stedman
1 Samuel 1 A Woman's Supplication Brings Blessing to a Nation J. Hampton Keathley, III
1 Samuel 1-2 How to be a Godly Mother  
1 Samuel 1-2 Profile of a Godly Mother
John MacArthur
1 Samuel 1:1-2:11 A Mother Named Hannah
1 Samuel 2:12-17 Eli: The Father Who Would not say no
1 Samuel 3 Raising Young Samuels
Gene Brooks

1 Samuel 2 Exposition
1 Samuel 3 Exposition
1 Samuel 2:7
1 Samuel 2:9
1 Samuel 2:30
1 Samuel 3:15

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 3 Vacuums: The First Principle of Leadership Robert Morgan
1 Samuel 3 If God Can Use This Boy, He Can Use You! Robert Morgan
1 Samuel 3:10 Speak Lord, for Your Servant Listen Wil Pounds
1 Samuel 3:10 The Devotion of Hearing Oswald Chambers
1 Samuel 3:10 The Call of Samuel (24 pages) James Hastings

1 Samuel 3:10 When You Can't Sleep, Remember Samuel

1 Samuel 3:8-10 Samuel the Boy Who Saved a Nation

Ivor Powell
1 Samuel 3:15 The Dilemma of Obedience Oswald Chambers
1 Samuel 4:12-18 A Troubled Sunset John MacDuff
1 Samuel 7: Glancing Backward, Facing Forward   Robert Morgan

1 Samuel 7:12

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 7:12 The Stone of Help (Ebenezer) (16 pages) James Hastings
1 Samuel 7:2-14 Ebenezer

See Also
Ebenezer - Holman Bible Dictionary
Ebenezer - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Gene Brooks
1 Samuel 8-12 Saul: His Election To The Throne David Roper
1 Samuel 9:7 Saul's Question Improved James Smith
1 Samuel 9:27 Christ Our Great Savior and King Don Fortner

1 Samuel 9 Exposition
1 Samuel 10 Exposition

1 Samuel 12 Exposition

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 10:6 C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 11:14-12:25 Covenant Renewal at Gilgal J Robert Vannoy
1 Samuel 12:1-25 The Sinful Origin of the Son of David John Piper
1 Samuel 12:22 The Pleasure of God in His Name John Piper

1 Samuel 13:20
1 Samuel 14:27
1 Samuel 15:22

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 14:6 Probability James Smith
1 Samuel 14:26, 27 Honey in the Wilderness Octavius Winslow
1 Sam 13-15 Saul: His Deflection From The Course David Roper
1 Samuel 15:22-23  The Pleasure of God in Obedience John Piper
1 Samuel 15:22-23 The Peril Of Incomplete Obedience   Robert Morgan
1 Samuel 15:28 Does God Change His Mind? Robert Chisholm
1 Samuel 16-2 Samuel 10 David Becomes Israel’s King   Bob Deffinbaugh
1 Samuel 16:23 Human Remedies Grace Gems
1 Samuel 17:1-49 David and Goliath David Roper
1 Samuel 17:38-39 Verses That Have Helped Me In Preaching   Robert Morgan

1 Samuel 17:47 The Battle is the Lord's - Sermon Notes
1 Samuel 17:37
1 Samuel 18:17

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 17:50-51 We must hew our Agags to pieces! J R Miller
1 Samuel 17-18 Covenant: Exchanging of Robes - Symbolism of the Covenant Between Jonathan and David Covenant Study

1 Samuel 18 Exposition

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 18 Covenant: Withholding Nothing - Symbolism of the Covenant Between Jonathan and David Covenant Study
1 Samuel 18-20, 23 - Jonathan and David David Roper

1 Samuel 18:3, 20:17 Love Plighting Troth - Sermon Notes

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 19 Covenant: Exchange of Armor- Symbolism of the Covenant Between Jonathan and David Covenant Study

1 Samuel 20 Exposition

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 20 When God's Arrows Fall Beyond Us: God's Strange Providence  Roger Ellsworth
1 Samuel 21 What Time I Am Afraid  Robert Morgan
1 Samuel 23:15-18 Strengthen Each Other's Hands in God  John Piper

1 Samuel 24-26 David's Rise and Saul's Demise

Robert Gordon
1 Samuel 25 David And Abigail David Roper
1 Samuel 25:32-33 Abigail or the Power of Prudence James Smith
1 Samuel 25:1 Sunset on Ramah John MacDuff
1 Samuel 27:6 David Recovered All James Smith

1 Samuel 27:1

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 28 The Witch Of Endor Robert Morgan
1 Samuel 28:5-7 Divine Silence and Human Despair Grace Gems

1 Samuel 30 Exposition

C H Spurgeon

1 Samuel 30:20 David's Spoil - Sermon Notes

C H Spurgeon

1 Samuel 30:13

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel 30 The ABCs of Leadership  Robert Morgan

Phil Newton
Sermons on 1 Samuel
South Woods Baptist Church

1 Samuel 1 Dedicated to the Lord - Mp3
1 Samuel 3 The Call of God

1 Samuel 4 The Vanity of Cultural Religion

1 Samuel 5-6 The God, Not A god

1 Samuel 13-14 Misusing Religion
1 Samuel 15 Partial Obedience - Mp3

1 Samuel 16 The Lord Looks on the Heart

1 Samuel 17 The Battle is the Lord's

1 Samuel 18-20 True Friendship

1 Samuel 21-22 Desperation

1 Samuel 23-24 God's Deliverance

1 Samuel 24-25 Providence

1 Samuel 26 Integrity

1 Samuel 27-29 A Contrast in Dilemmas

1 Samuel 30 When the Bottom Drops Out

1 Samuel 31-2 Samuel 1 Dealing with Grief

James Nisbet
Church Pulpit Commentary

1 Samuel

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 31

Our Daily Bread
Devotional Illustrations
Updated December 25, 2015
See Also On Site 1 Samuel Devotionals - Our Daily Bread

1 Samuel 1:1-18 Put on Hold
1 Samuel 1:1-20 Our Deepest Needs

1 Samuel 1:1-18 An Overcoming Faith

1 Samuel 1:9-20 Heard By God
1 Samuel 1:19-28 Life Is A Gift
1 Samuel 1:21-2:11 A Mother's Sacrifice
1 Samuel 1:19-28 The Joy Of Waiting
1 Samuel 1:9-18 Inner Turmoil
1 Samuel 1:28 Who Gets Our Kids?

1 Samuel 1:9-20 Mothers Who Pray

 

1 Samuel 2:12-17 No Excuse

1 Samuel 2:12,27-36  Correct Them

1 Samuel 2:12-17, 22-26 Strong Families

1 Samuel 2:27-36 Failure To Discipline

 

1 Samuel 3:1-10 Hearing Aid
1 Samuel 3:1-10 Are You Listening?
1 Samuel 3:1-10 Do You Have Your Ears On?
1 Samuel 3:10 A Clear Call
1 Samuel 3:1-15 God is Talking

1 Samuel 3:1-10 Keep Your Ears Open

1 Samuel 3:1-10 Calling You

1 Samuel 3:1-10 The Lure Of A Message

1 Samuel 3:1-10 A Word From The Lord

 

1 Samuel 4:1-11 God’s Plan, Not Ours

 

1 Samuel 6:20-7:6 Out of the Cradle

 

1 Samuel 7:2-12 By God’s Help

1 Samuel 7:3-12 Crazy Horse
1 Samuel 7:12 Ebenezer

 

1 Samuel 9:1-6 Godliman Street

 

1 Samuel 12 Afraid Of The Dentist?
1 Samuel 12:16-25 When You're Unappreciated
1 Samuel 12:6-25 Adjusting Your Theory

1 Samuel 12:19-25 Serve Him Today
1 Samuel 12:20 Have You Turned?

1 Samuel 12:19-25 For The Sake Of His Name

 

1 Samuel 13:1-15 Costly Consequences

1 Samuel 13:7-14 Toxic Living

 

1 Samuel 14:1-15 Unleashing God's Power

 

1 Samuel 15:1-23 Ninety Percent Obedience?
1 Samuel 15:1-23 Terms of Obedience
1 Samuel 15:10-23 Unexpected Costs
1 Samuel 15:10-23 I Will Be Good
1 Samuel 15:10-29 Complete Obedience

1 Samuel 15:17-30 Rising To The Top

1 Samuel 15:13-23 Got Moles?

1 Samuel 15:13-23 Obedience Is Worship

1 Samuel 15:10-23 The Slippery Slope Of Success

 

1 Samuel 16:1-13 Looks And Life

1 Samuel 16:1-13 Looking Good
1 Samuel 16:1-13 Last Tree On The Lot

1 Samuel 16:1-7 An Inside View

1 Samuel 16:7 The Heart of the Matter

1 Samuel 16:7 Best In Show?

1 Samuel 16:1-7 First Impressions

1 Samuel 16:7 Beautiful People

1 Samuel 16:7 Plausible Deniability
1 Samuel 16:1-7 Dumb Ox

1 Samuel 16:1-7 Life’s Surprises

1 Samuel 16:14-23  Amani

1 Samuel 16:1-7 Life’s Surprises

 

1 Samuel 17:31-50 Christ Our Champion
1 Samuel 17:31-58 E-Mail Challenge

1 Samuel 17:32-37 The Small Giant

1 Samuel 17:33-50  When We’re Let Down

1 Samuel 17:33-50 Triumphing Over Giants

1 Samuel 17:32-37  The Penny Syndrome

 

1 Samuel 18 Wise Behavior

1 Samuel 18:1-4; 23:15-18 My Friends And I

1 Samuel 18:1-16 Beware Of Envy!

1 Samuel 18:1 Friendship With God
1 Samuel 18:28-19:12 Hidden Fears

 

1 Samuel 20:1-23 Do You Care?
1 Samuel 20:12-17 The Power Of Two

1 Samuel 20:12-17 The Value Of Friends

1 Samuel 20:30-42 Best Friends

1 Samuel 20:32-42 A Genuine Friend

1 Samuel 20:30-42 Friends In The Night

 

1 Samuel 21:10-22:2 Master Of Redemption

1 Samuel 21:1-15 Rock-Solid

1 Samuel 21:11-15 When I’m Afraid

 

1 Samuel 22 Cave Man

 

1 Samuel 23:1-5 Pray First

 

1 Samuel 24:1-15 Not My Hand

1 Samuel 24:1-10  Wisdom From Above
1 Samuel 24:1-15 The Eyes Of Mercy

1 Samuel 24:1-22 David's Restraint

 

1 Samuel 25:14-35 Peacemakers
1 Samuel 25:14-35 The Nudge Lady

1 Samuel 25:32-39 No Good Deed

 

1 Samuel 26:1-9 Flimsy Reasons
1 Samuel 26:1-26 Unexpected Kindness

 

1 Samuel 28:5-6, 15-20 A Possum’s Pose

 

1 Samuel 30:1-25 Who Packed Your Chute?
1 Samuel 30:6 Encourage Yourself
1 Samuel 30:11-18 Unsung Heroes

Joseph Parker
1 Samuel
Index
Handfuls of Purpose
Selected Notes

Joseph Parker - People's Bible - Rosscup: This work, later called Preaching Through the Bible (Baker Book House), is rich in its applications and exhortations, though often not particularly helpful for the reader who is looking for exposition that stays right with the text. Treatment of the texts is sermonic. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

1 Samuel 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5
1 Samuel 6
1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9
1 Samuel 10

1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13
1 Samuel 14
1 Samuel 15

1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17
1 Samuel 18
1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21

1 Samuel 22
1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 25
1 Samuel 26
1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28
1 Samuel 29
1 Samuel 30

1 Samuel 31

Pastor Life
Sermons
Book of 1 Samuel

Title Book/Chapter/Verse Subject Author
Standing Tall, Falling Hard 1 Samuel  Saul; Patience; Humility; Obedience Mark Adams
Mother's Helper - Mother's Day 1 Samuel  1 Mother; Mother's Day; Faith; Prayer; Hope J. Mike Minnix
A Tribute To Mothers 1 Samuel  1 Mother; Mother's Day J. Gerald Harris
A Fresh Look at Hannah's Gift 1 Samuel  1:26-28 Mother's Day; Family; Mother Bobby F. Atkins
Marriage and Mentoring 1 Samuel  2:22-25 Children; Parenting Ernest L. Easley
How Will The Church Survive: A Call To Christian Parenting 1 Samuel  3:1-10 Parenting; Church Life; Families; Home; Children Gary Barber
Here I Raise My Ebenezer 1 Samuel  7:1-12 Memory; Remembering; Memorial Day David E. Owen
Here I Raise My Ebenezer 1 Samuel  7:1-12 Faithfulness, God's; Remembering David E. Owen
The Danger of Disobedience 1 Samuel  15 Disobedience; Judgment; Pride; Repentance; Confession J. Mike Minnix
Facing The Giants In Your Life 1 Samuel  17 New Year; Courage; Giants, Facing Sammy Burgess
David and Goliath 1 Samuel  17 Victory; Faith; Giants, Overcoming Paul E. Brown
In the Land of Giants 1 Samuel  17 Problems; Goliath; Giants Jerry N. Watts
The Power of One 1 Samuel  17:33 Significance; Dedication J. Mike Minnix
Thy Love To Me Is Wonderful 1 Samuel  18:1-4 Love, God's Donnie L. Martin
Playing The Fool 1 Samuel  26:21 Fool; Foolish Paul E. Brown
Staying By The Stuff 1 Samuel  30:24 Faithfulness David E. Owen

Peter Pett
1 Samuel Commentary

1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3 1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7 1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11 1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15 1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19 1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23 1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27 1 Samuel 28
1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

A W Pink
The Life of David
 (
critique)

1 Samuel 16, 17 David as a Youth

1 Samuel 16, 17 His Anointing

1 Samuel 16, 17 Enter Saul's Service

1 Samuel 17 Slaying Goliath

1 Samuel 18 His Earlier Experiences

1 Samuel 18 His Earlier Experiences, Continued

1 Samuel 19 Fleeing From Saul

1 Samuel 20 His Wanderings

1 Samuel 21 His Flight to Ziklag

1 Samuel 22 In the Cave of Adullam

1 Samuel 22 and 23 His Return to Judea

1 Samuel 23 Delivering Keilah

1 Samuel 23 His Sojourn at Ziph

1 Samuel 24 Sparing Saul

1 Samuel 24 His Address to Saul

1 Samuel 24 His Victory Over Saul

1 Samuel 25 His Affront From Nabal

1 Samuel 25 His Check From Abigail

1 Samuel 25 His Marriage to Abigail

1 Samuel 26 His Chastening

1 Samuel 26 His Final Words With Saul

1 Samuel 27 His Unbelief

1 Samuel 27 His Stay at Ziklag

1 Samuel 28 His Sore Dilemma

1 Samuel 29 and 30 His Sorrow at Ziklag
1 Samuel 30 His Recourse in Sorrow

1 Samuel 30 His Pursuit of the Amalekites

1 Samuel 30 His Recovery of His Wives

1 Samuel 31  His Lamentations for Saul

Matthew Poole
1 Samuel Commentary

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

Preacher's Complete Homiletical
Commentary
2 Samuel
Various Authors (1884)

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

Ray Pritchard
Sermons on 1 Samuel

1 Samuel 15:29 God Unchanging
1 Samuel 16:1-13 The Heart of a Champion

1 Samuel 16:14-23 Music for a Madman

1 Samuel 17 How to Kill a Giant (2000)

1 Samuel 17 How to Kill a Giant (2009)

1 Samuel 18 The Green-Eyed Monster

1 Samuel 18-23 Three Arrows at Sunrise

1 Samuel 21-22 The Fugitive

1 Samuel 23 In The Presence of My Enemies

1 Samuel 24 How to Behave in a Cave

1 Samuel 25 Dear Abby

1 Samuel 26 The Strange Case of the Missing Spear

1 Samuel 30 The Long Road Home

1 Samuel 31 - 2 Samuel 1 The End of the Beginning

Pulpit Commentary
1 Samuel
Introduction

Introduction 1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7
1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23
1 Samuel 24 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27
1 Samuel 28 1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

Bob Roe
Studies on the Life of David
Peninsula Bible Church

1 Samuel 8-14 Saul Chosen and Anointed King

1 Samuel 15 Saul's Partial Obedience

1 Samuel 16:1-15 David Chosen and Anointed

1 Samuel 16:18-17:30 David and Goliath - Part I

1 Samuel 17:31-54 David and Goliath - Part II

1 Samuel 17:55-19:24 Impulsive, Compulsive, Consumed

1 Samuel 18-20 David Pursued by Saul

1 Samuel 20 David Protected by Jonathan - Part I

1 Samuel 20 :32-42 David Protected by Jonathan - Part II

1 Samuel 21 David and Ahimelech and Achish

1 Samuel 22 David at Adullam, Saul Slays Ahimelech

1 Samuel 23 David in the Wilderness of Maon

1 Samuel 24 At Engedi, David Spares Saul

1 Samuel 25:1-22 David and Abigail - Part I

1 Samuel 25:23-42 David and Abigail - Part II

1 Samuel 26  Wilderness of Ziph, David Spares Saul Again

1 Samuel 27  David in Ziklag

1 Samuel 28 Saul Consults a Medium at Endor

1 Samuel 29, 30 David, a Philistine Vassal

1 Samuel 31 Death of Saul
Summary: The Life of David

Click Bob Roe's Studies on Life of David in 2 Samuel

Rob Salvato
Sermon Notes 1 Samuel
Calvary Chapel, Vista, California

1 Samuel 1:1-1:27 The Birth of Samuel
1 Samuel 2:1-3:21 Hearing the Call of God

1 Samuel 4:1-5:12 Focused on the Wrong Thing

1 Samuel 6:1-7:17 20 Years of Heartache

1 Samuel 8:1-22 They Ask for a King

1 Samuel 9:1-10:27 The Calling of Saul

1 Samuel 11:1-12:25 Saul's First Test

1 Samuel 13:1-23 Dangerous Intersections of Life

1 Samuel 14:1-15 A Venture of Faith

1 Samuel 14:16-15:35 Perils of Pride

1 Samuel 16:1-23 David: God's Choice of King

1 Samuel 17:1-58 Overcoming Giants

1 Samuel 18:1-16 Hearts Knit Together

1 Samuel 18:17-19:24 When Things Aren't What They Seem

1 Samuel 20:1-42 The Message Of the Arrows

1 Samuel 21:1-22:5 Shaken But not Forsaken

1 Samuel 22:6-23:29 The Flesh vs The Spirit

1 Samuel 24:1-22 Enemy or Instrument

1 Samuel 25:1-34 Don't Let Anger Get the Best of You

1 Samuel 26:1-27:12 Been There, Done That!

1 Samuel 28:1-30:20 Stopped in This Tracks

1 Samuel 30:21-31:13 Those Who Are Fainting

Sermon Bible Commentary
1 Samuel

1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3 1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 12 1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19
1 Samuel 20 1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 28

Charles Simeon
Sermons 1 Samuel

John Piper says that Horae Homileticae "is the best place to go for researching Simeon's theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible. He did not want to be labeled a Calvinist or an Arminian. He wanted to be Biblical through and through and give every text its due proportion, whether it sounded Arminian as it stands or Calvinistic. But he was known as an evangelical Calvinist, and rightly so. As I have read portions of his sermons on texts concerning election and effectual calling and perseverance he is uninhibited in his affirmation of what we would call the doctrines of grace....What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. And it is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at." (Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering) (Bolding added)

1 Samuel overview - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae

1Samuel 2:1-10 Hannah's Song of Thanksgiving

1Samuel 2:25 The Danger of Neglecting the Great Sacrifice

1Samuel 2:30 Eli's Unfaithfulness Reproved

1Samuel 3:18 Eli's Submission to the Divine Rebukes

1Samuel 4:13 Eli's Anxiety for the Ark of God

1Samuel 6:20 The Ark Returned to Beth-Shemesh

1Samuel 7:8,9 Samuel's Successful Intercession

1Samuel 7:12 Memorial of God's Goodness

1Samuel 7:12 The Duty of Commemorating God's Mercies

1Samuel 7:15-17 Samuel's Judicial Character

1Samuel 10:12 Conversion A Ground of Joy

1Samuel 12:16-23 The Israelites' Rejection of Samuel Reproved

1Samuel 12:23, 24 Devotion to God Urged from a Sense of Gratitude

1Samuel 13:11-13 Saul's Impatience

1Samuel 14:6 Jonathan's Victory Over the Philistines

1Samuel 15:11 Mourning for the Sins of Others

1Samuel 15:13-16 Saul's Self-Deceit

1Samuel 15:22, 23 Saul's Disobedience and Punishment

1Samuel 16:7 God Inspects the Heart
1Samuel 17:29 David's Vindication of Himself
1Samuel 17:45, 46 David and Goliath
1Samuel 18:9 Saul's Envy of David
1Samuel 20:3 David's Fear of Saul
1Samuel 24:4-6 David's Forbearance Towards Saul
1Samuel 25:32,33 David Kept from Avenging Himself on Nabal
1Samuel 27:1 The Unbelieving Fears of David
1Samuel 28:15 The Witch of Endor

1Samuel 30:6 Encouragement in God

Chuck Smith
1 Samuel Sermon Notes
Calvary Chapel
Click links on right for notes corresponding to title on left

1 Samuel 1:15 Pouring Out Your Soul
1 Samuel 1:17-19 When God's Delays to Answer
1 Samuel 2:9 Hannah Barren, Prays, Vows, Answered
1 Samuel 4:3 The Folly of Religion
1 Samuel 4:21 Ichabod
1 Samuel 7:12 Facing the New Year
1 Samuel 7:12 The Ebenezer Stone
1 Samuel 7:12c The Ebenezer Stone
1 Samuel 10:6-7 The Spirit Filled Life
1 Samuel 10:26 Hearts Touched by God
1 Samuel 12:13 Thou Art the Man
1 Samuel 12:22-23 The Sin of Prayerlessness
1 Samuel 12:23 The Sin of Not Praying
1 Samuel 13:14 God's Search
1 Samuel 13:14 The Man God Seeks
1 Samuel 15:1-3 Utterly Destroyed
1 Samuel 17:3-37 The Giant Killer
1 Samuel 17:45-47 God's Salvation
1 Samuel 20:3 One Step from Eternity
1 Samuel 20:7 Turned Into Another Man
1 Samuel 21:10-12 Trapped by Fear
1 Samuel 26:21 Playing the Fool
1 Samuel 26:21 I Have Played the Fool
1 Samuel 26:21b I Have Played the Fool
1 Samuel 26:21c I Have Played the Fool
1 Samuel 26:21
1 Samuel 26:21 Playing the Fool
1 Samuel 26:21g Then Saul Said
1 Samuel 28:1ff When God Stops Speaking
1 Samuel 30:6 Encourage Yourself in the Lord
1 Samuel 30:6b David Encouraged Himself
1 Samuel 30:20 David's Spoil

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Click 1 Samuel 2:9-10

Click 1 Samuel 4:3

Click 1 Samuel 4:21

Click 1 Samuel 7:12

Click 1 Samuel 7:12

Click 1 Samuel 7:12

Click 1 Samuel 10:6-7

Click 1 Samuel 10:26

Click 1 Samuel 12:13

Click 1 Samuel 12:22-23

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Click 1 Samuel 13:14

Click 1 Samuel 13:14

Click 1 Samuel 15:1-3

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Click 1 Samuel 17:45-47

Click 1 Samuel 20:3

Click 1 Samuel 20:6-7

Click 1 Samuel 21:10-12

Click 1 Samuel 26:21

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Click 1 Samuel 30:6

Click 1 Samuel 30:20

1 Samuel

C2000 Series on 1 Samuel 1-10

C2000 Series on 1 Samuel 11-16

C2000 Series on 1 Samuel 17-25

C2000 Series on 1 Samuel 26-31

 

Notes below similar to C2000 Series

1 Samuel 1

1 Samuel 2

1 Samuel 3

1 Samuel 4

1 Samuel 5

1 Samuel 6

1 Samuel 7

1 Samuel 8

1 Samuel 9

1 Samuel 10

1 Samuel 11

1 Samuel 12

1 Samuel 13

1 Samuel 14

1 Samuel 15

1 Samuel 16

1 Samuel 17

1 Samuel 18

1 Samuel 19

1 Samuel 20

1 Samuel 21

1 Samuel 22

1 Samuel 23

1 Samuel 24

1 Samuel 25

1 Samuel 26

1 Samuel 27

1 Samuel 28

1 Samuel 29

1 Samuel 30

1 Samuel 31

C. H. Spurgeon
All of Spurgeon's
Sermons on 1 Samuel

1 Samuel 1:15 A Woman of a Sorrowful Spirit
1 Samuel 2 Exposition

1 Samuel 2:3 The King's Weighings
1 Samuel 2:6 From Death to Life
1 Samuel 2:8 Beggars Becoming Princes
1 Samuel 2:30 Honour for Honour
1 Samuel 2:30 The Road to Honour
1 Samuel 3 Exposition
1 Samuel 3:2 The Child Samuel's Prayer

1 Samuel 3:4 Here I Am

1 Samuel 3:9 The Child Samuel’s Prayer
1 Samuel 3:10 Speak Lord - Pdf

1 Samuel 3:17 A Private Enquiry

1 Samuel 4:3 The Form and Spirit of Religion

1 Samuel 4:7 Is God in the Camp?

1 Samuel 5:2-4 Dagon's Ups and Downs

1 Samuel 7:2-5 Three Decisive Steps

1 Samuel 7:12 Ebenezer! (see study on Jehovah Ezer)
1 Samuel 9 Exposition
1 Samuel 9:3, 20 Looking for One Thing and Finding Another
1 Samuel 9:27 Samuel and the Young Man Saul
1 Samuel 10 Exposition
1 Samuel 10:22, 23 Hidden Among the Stuff
1 Samuel 12 Exposition
1 Samuel 12:17 Harvest Time

1 Samuel 12:23 Samuel, An Example Of Intercession
1 Samuel 15:22 Obedience Better Than Sacrifice
1 Samuel 16:12 Who are Elected?
1 Samuel 17:36,37 The Lion and the Bear, Trophies Hung Up
1 Samuel 17:36, 37 The Lion-Slayer - The Giant-Killer
1 Samuel 17:47 The Battle is the Lord's - Sermon Notes

1 Samuel 17:50 David's First Victory
1 Samuel 18 Exposition
1 Samuel 18:3, 20:17 Love Plighting Troth
1 Samuel 18:3, 20:17 Love Plighting Troth - Sermon Notes

1 Samuel 18:17 War! War! War!
1 Samuel 20 Exposition

1 Samuel 20:3 But a Step
1 Samuel 20:25 The Empty Place - A Christmas Day Sermon
1 Samuel 20:27 The Empty Seat

1 Samuel 20:30 A Word for the Persecuted
1 Samuel 21:9 Craving the Best Things
1 Samuel 22:1,2 Recruits for the King
1 Samuel 25:32,33 Christians Kept from Sin
1 Samuel 25:32, 33 Preventing Grace
1 Samuel 27:1 The Danger of Doubting
1 Samuel 30 Exposition
1 Samuel 30:6,8 Ziklag - or, David Encouraging Himself in God
1 Samuel 30:13 A Searching Question
1 Samuel 30:20 David's Spoil

1 Samuel 30:20 David's Spoil - Sermon Notes

1 Samuel 30:21-26 The Statute of David for the Sharing of the Spoil

C H Spurgeon
1 Samuel Devotionals
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

1 Samuel 1:27
1 Samuel 2:7
1 Samuel 2:9
1 Samuel 2:30
1 Samuel 3:15
1 Samuel 7:12
1 Samuel 10:6
1 Samuel 13:20
1 Samuel 14:27
1 Samuel 15:22
1 Samuel 17:37
1 Samuel 18:17
1 Samuel 27:1
1 Samuel 30:13

John Stevenson
Studies in 1 Samuel

1 & 2 Samuel - Introduction and Charts 
1 Samuel 1-3 The Samuel and Eli.
1 Samuel 4-7 The Ark of the Lord.
1 Samuel 8-12 A King over Israel.
1 Samuel 13-15 Saul's Failures.
1 Samuel 16-18 The Rise of David.
1 Samuel 19-26 David the Fugitive.
1 Samuel 27-31 The Fall of Saul.
2 Samuel 1-4 A House Divided.
2 Samuel 5-10 The Establishment of David's Kingdom.
2 Samuel 11-12  David's Sin.

Third Millennium
1 Samuel Studies
Well Done - Recommended

Outline & References

Structural Outline

References and Related Resources

Notes on the Text

1 Samuel 1

1 Samuel: List of Major Bible Charts, Maps, & Pictures

Eli and Samuel: Gods' Preparations for Kingship - 1 Samuel 1:1-7:17

Samuel's Miraculous Birth - 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10

Hannah's Predicament - 1 Samuel 1:1-20

Hannah's Promise - 1 Samuel 1:21-28

1 Samuel 2

Hannah's Praise - 1 Samuel 2:1-10

Samuel Rises as Eli and His Sons Fall - 1 Samuel 2:11-7:17

Divine Presence at Shiloh - 1 Samuel 2:11-21

Evil at Shiloh: Eli's Sons - 1 Samuel 2:11-17

Blessings at Shiloh: Samuel - 1 Samuel 2:18-21

In Disapproval and Approval - 1 Samuel 2:22-26

Disapproval of Eli's Sons - 1 Samuel 2:22-25

Approval of Samuel - 1 Samuel 2:26

Divine Judgment and Blessing - 1 Samuel 2:27-4:1

Eli and His Sons are Judged - 1 Samuel 2:27-36

1 Samuel 3

Samuel is Called and Blessed - 1 Samuel 3:1-4:1

1 Samuel 4

In Conflict With the Philistines - 1 Samuel 4:1-7:17

The Ark: Its Loss - 1 Samuel 4:1-22

1 Samuel 5

The Ark: Its Curses on the Philistines - 1 Samuel 5:1-12

1 Samuel 6

The Ark: Its Return - 1 Samuel 6:1-7:1

1 Samuel 7

Samuel Leads to Victory - 1 Samuel 7:2-17

1 Samuel 8

Samuel and Saul: Saul's Rise and His Failed Kingship - 1 Samuel 8:1-15:35

Saul's Rise to King - 1 Samuel 8:1-12:25

God's Granting of a King - 1 Samuel 8:1-22

Human Kingship: Was it wrong to have a human king?

1 Samuel 9

Saul Becomes King - 1 Samuel 9:1-11:15

Saul's Private Anointing - 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16

1 Samuel 10

Saul's Public Selection by Lot - 1 Samuel 10:17-27

1 Samuel 11

Saul's Rescue of Jabesh Gilead - 1 Samuel 11:1-15

1 Samuel 12

Samuel Warns and Encourages Israel - 1 Samuel 12:1-25

1 Samuel 13

Chart: Sinning Saul

Saul's Failure as King - 1 Samuel 13:1-15:35

Rejection: Saul Offers Sacrifices - 1 Samuel 13:1-22

1 Samuel 14

Saul: His Deficient Character - 1 Samuel 14:1-46

Saul: His Deficient Military Accomplishments - 1 Samuel 14:47-52

1 Samuel 15

Rejection: Saul Did Not Destroy the Amalekites - 1 Samuel 15:1-35

1 Samuel 16

Saul and David: David's Rise and Saul's Fall - 1 Samuel 16:1-2 Samuel 1:27

David's Success and Troubles in Saul's Service - 1 Samuel 16:1-18:30

David's Anointing - 1 Samuel 16:1-23

1 Samuel 17

David Defeats Goliath - 1 Samuel 17:1-18:5

1 Samuel 18

David and His Tens of Thousands - 1 Samuel 18:6-16

David, the Lord is With Him - 1 Samuel 18:17-30

1 Samuel 19

David Flees From Saul - 1 Samuel 19:1-22:5

David's Initial Flight - 1 Samuel 19:1-10

David Aided by Michal - 1 Samuel 19:11-17

David Aided by Samuel - 1 Samuel 19:18-24

1 Samuel 20

David Aided by Jonathan - 1 Samuel 20:1-42

1 Samuel 21

David Aided by Ahimelech - 1 Samuel 21:1-9

David Aided by Achish - 1 Samuel 21:10-15

1 Samuel 22

David Aided by the King of Moab and by Gad - 1 Samuel 22:1-5

David's Innocence and Saul's Guilt - 1 Samuel 22:6-2 Samuel 1:27

Toward Other Israelites - 1 Samuel 22:6-23:6

Saul Kills the Priests at Nob - 1 Samuel 22:6-23

1 Samuel 23

David Protects Keila - 1 Samuel 23:1-6

Toward Each Other - 1 Samuel 23:7-26:25

David Barely Escapes Saul - 1 Samuel 23:7-29

1 Samuel 24

David Spares Saul for the First Time - 1 Samuel 24:1-22

1 Samuel 25

David Kept From Bloodguilt - 1 Samuel 25:1-44

1 Samuel 26

David Spares Saul a Second Time - 1 Samuel 26:1-25

1 Samuel 27

Toward the Philistines - 1 Samuel 27:1-2 Samuel 1:27

David Fools the Philistines - 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2

1 Samuel 28

Saul's Fear of the Philistines - 1 Samuel 28:1-25

1 Samuel 29

David is Feared and Victorious - 1 Samuel 29:1-30:31

Achish Sends David Back to Ziklag - 1 Samuel 29:1-11

1 Samuel 30

David Destroys the Amalekites - 1 Samuel 30:1-31

1 Samuel 31

Saul and His Sons Die - 1 Samuel 31:1-13

Today in the Word
1 Samuel Devotionals
Devotionals on Every Chapter

2 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4
2 Samuel 5
2 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 7
2 Samuel 8

2 Samuel 9
2 Samuel 10
2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 13
2 Samuel 14
2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 17
2 Samuel 18
2 Samuel 19
2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 23
2 Samuel 24

2 Samuel 25
2 Samuel 26
2 Samuel 27
2 Samuel 28
2 Samuel 29
2 Samuel 30
2 Samuel 31

John Trapp
1 Samuel Commentary

1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3 1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7 1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11 1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15 1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19 1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23 1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27 1 Samuel 28
1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

Daniel Whedon
1 Samuel Commentary

1 Samuel 1 1 Samuel 2 1 Samuel 3 1 Samuel 4
1 Samuel 5 1 Samuel 6 1 Samuel 7 1 Samuel 8
1 Samuel 9 1 Samuel 10 1 Samuel 11 1 Samuel 12
1 Samuel 13 1 Samuel 14 1 Samuel 15 1 Samuel 16
1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 18 1 Samuel 19 1 Samuel 20
1 Samuel 21 1 Samuel 22 1 Samuel 23 1 Samuel 24
1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 26 1 Samuel 27 1 Samuel 28
1 Samuel 29 1 Samuel 30 1 Samuel 31

 DISCLAIMER: Before you "go to the commentaries" go to the Scriptures and study them inductively (Click 3 part overview of how to do Inductive Bible Study) in dependence on your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus promised would guide us into all the truth (John 16:13). Remember that Scripture is always the best commentary on Scripture. Any commentary, even those by the most conservative and orthodox teacher/preachers cannot help but have at least some bias of the expositor based upon his training and experience. Therefore the inclusion of specific links does not indicate that we agree with every comment. We have made a sincere effort to select only the most conservative, "bibliocentric" commentaries. Should you discover some commentary or sermon you feel may not be orthodox, please email your concern. I have removed several links in response to concerns by discerning readers. I recommend that your priority be a steady intake of solid Biblical food so that with practice you will have your spiritual senses trained to discern good from evil (Hebrews 5:14-note).


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