Click the following link to download the PDF of the notes: Notes for David, Part 2
How does it happen for a person to start out with every advantage—good looks, honor and a calling from God, a great family, but then die a self-pitying suicide? Saul, the first king of Israel, sadly answers that question in our lesson as we start the great adventure of studying the kings of Israel.
This week is a challenge and warning, but after this lesson on what not to do by looking at the life of Saul we will then study the life of David and Psalms and learn what it means to be a person after God’s heart. Below the podcast you can read the notes or print off a PDF.
Click the following link to download the notes from the podcast: Notes on Saul, the First King of Israel
The answer to the question I just asked, is that in all of them a prominent theme is that people want a King. But not just any King, they want a King who is strong, good and just, and who will conquer evil enemies.
You may be familiar with the stories of how Arthur Curry became Aquaman and Strider became Aragon, and in this lesson, you’ll learn the history behind how Israel got its first king.
Before the first King Saul, we will look at the life of Samuel, the last of the Judges. He’s a powerful, fascinating character, that though over 13 chapters in the Bible talk about him, we know little of his personal life. But we know a lot about the things he did for God and how his life was the link between the time of the Judges and Israel’s identity as a nation.