Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

The prophet Samuel anoints David to be king over Israel, from a painting on the wall of a Jewish synagogue in Dura Europos, Syria, in the 3rd century AD. Photo credit: Yale Gilman Collection, reworked by Marsyas | Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.


bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: samuel

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the Book of Samuel.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Small Group Leader Notes on Samuel

1 Samuel 16 Anointing Doesn't Mean Instant Authority

1 Samuel 17 Standing Up and Standing In

1 Samuel 18 - 19 Learning About Mediation By Benefiting From It

1 Samuel 20 No Divided Loyalties

1 Samuel 21 - 22 When the Mantle Passes to You

1 Samuel 23 - 24 Peace at Last?

1 Samuel 25 A Woman to Match the King

2 Samuel 1 The Bittersweet Victory

2 Samuel 5 - 6 David's Mistake #1: Pride and Restoration

Psalms & Samuel Life and Psalms of David

Notes and Essays on Samuel

The Troubling Acts of God: Did God or Satan Make David Sin? (2 Samuel 24 and 1 Chronicles 21)

A Literary-Thematic Analysis: The Book of Samuel as the Reversal of the Book of Genesis a paper written for Dr. Eugen Pentiuc, for his class Old Testament Exegesis: The Prophets, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary, Fall 2018.

A Literary-Thematic Analysis: Praying with the Linen Ephod (TBD)

A Literary-Thematic Analysis:  The Three Best Looking Men of Their Generations (TBD)

bible studies and messages from the anastasis center