But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee — 1 Samuel 13:14
It is a story worth telling. The children of Israel settled in the land promised to the patriarchs Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. They lived under the rule of the judges. The best judge of all was the prophet Samuel; yet, it was from him that Israel demanded a king. 1 Samuel chronicles the important transition from theocracy (rule of God) to monarchy (rule of a king). Apostasy and revival are neighbours, side-by-side. 1 Samuel introduces one of most important figures in all Scripture: David, who is mentioned 1,100 times in the Word of God.
In ‘A King for Israel: Understanding the Book of 1 Samuel Part 01 – Chapters 1 to 17,’ you will learn about:
- Hannah and her amazing, God- moving prayer;
- Key characters like Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David (Jonathan is a bonus);
- The exemplary life of the prophet Samuel;
- The rise of the monarchy in Israel – was it a good move?;
- King Saul – the good, bad and ugly;
- David the shepherd boy who teaches us faith lessons, starting with Goliath.